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help #62879
03/02/06 11:18 AM
03/02/06 11:18 AM
John_Ross  Offline OP
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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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Re: help #62880
03/02/06 11:22 AM
03/02/06 11:22 AM
Radar  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 349
Los Angeles, CA
Buy some sun-block?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

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Re: help #62881
03/02/06 12:16 PM
03/02/06 12:16 PM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
It would probably help to learn some of the native language (spanish).

Re: help #62882
03/02/06 12:47 PM
03/02/06 12:47 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
Don't you guys drive on the wrong side of the road over there? [Linked Image]


Re: help #62883
03/02/06 04:54 PM
03/02/06 04:54 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
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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Re: help #62884
03/02/06 05:56 PM
03/02/06 05:56 PM
gfretwell  Offline

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Posts: 9,343
California sounds like a hard place to start as a "foreign electrician with the new licensing

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


Re: help #62886
03/02/06 06:31 PM
03/02/06 06:31 PM
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
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.

Re: help #62887
03/02/06 08:13 PM
03/02/06 08:13 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Posts: 5,316
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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