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#62879 - 03/02/06 10:18 AM
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
#62880 - 03/02/06 10:22 AM
Buy some sun-block?
(Sorry, couldn't resist) Radar [This message has been edited by Radar (edited 03-02-2006).]
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#62881 - 03/02/06 11:16 AM
It would probably help to learn some of the native language (spanish).
#62882 - 03/02/06 11:47 AM
Don't you guys drive on the wrong side of the road over there?
#62883 - 03/02/06 03:54 PM
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! Alan
Wood work but can't!
#62884 - 03/02/06 04:56 PM
California sounds like a hard place to start as a "foreign electrician with the new licensing
#62885 - 03/02/06 05:13 PM
And I suppose we have the funny accents too Alan?
#62886 - 03/02/06 05:31 PM
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
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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