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#62879 - 03/02/06 07:18 AM help
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Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 2
Loc: Runcorn,Cheshire,England
i am an electrician working in England but would like to move to California any information anyone has that could help me would be much appreciated

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#62880 - 03/02/06 07:22 AM Re: help
Radar Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 349
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Buy some sun-block?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

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#62881 - 03/02/06 08:16 AM Re: help
macmikeman Offline

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
It would probably help to learn some of the native language (spanish).

#62882 - 03/02/06 08:47 AM Re: help
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
Don't you guys drive on the wrong side of the road over there?


#62883 - 03/02/06 12:54 PM Re: help
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Emigrating to the US you need, as a Brit, to have a skill the country needs, or close relatives already there, or win a 'green card' in the annual "lottery", or enter under the E-2 system by buying a business which you will manage. All fraught with stress, with no % certainty of success in any method.
Emigrating anywhere, I'd suggest you take an extended holiday, to see if it's what you really want. After a few months you will know if living surrounded by foreign, [ no offence intended, dear chaps! ], methods, lingo, food and lifestyle still attracts.
Best of luck, anyway.

Dnk: No, you do!

Wood work but can't!

#62884 - 03/02/06 01:56 PM Re: help
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9066
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
California sounds like a hard place to start as a "foreign electrician with the new licensing
Greg Fretwell

#62885 - 03/02/06 02:13 PM Re: help
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
And I suppose we have the funny accents too Alan?


#62886 - 03/02/06 02:31 PM Re: help
LK Offline

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
Just bring lots of money, you will need it to survive in Ca., I live in the US and i was in shock to see the cost of living there.

#62887 - 03/02/06 04:13 PM Re: help
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
John, if you have ANY credentials attesting to your qualifications, or membership in trade groups....the local union hall just might be able to smooth your way.

I agree with the idea of visiting first, then taking it from there. When the time comes, you might even be able to use ECN to find a local party to contact.

Canadian electric is rather similar to ours- yat, as a former "member in good standing" of the Empire, you'll likely get a much warmer reception there.


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