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#62879 - 03/02/06 10:18 AM help  
John_Ross  Offline
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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 10:22 AM Re: help  
Radar  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 349
Los Angeles, CA
Buy some sun-block?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

[This message has been edited by Radar (edited 03-02-2006).]

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#62881 - 03/02/06 11:16 AM Re: help  
macmikeman  Offline
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Honolulu, Hawaii
It would probably help to learn some of the native language (spanish).

#62882 - 03/02/06 11:47 AM Re: help  
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nowhere usa
Don't you guys drive on the wrong side of the road over there? [Linked Image]


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

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#62884 - 03/02/06 04:56 PM Re: help  
gfretwell  Offline

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California sounds like a hard place to start as a "foreign electrician with the new licensing

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#62885 - 03/02/06 05:13 PM Re: help  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
And I suppose we have the funny accents too Alan?


#62886 - 03/02/06 05:31 PM Re: help  
LK  Offline
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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 07:13 PM Re: help  
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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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