About two years ago, I met a girl I used to go to college with in a subway. We had a few stations to share together so we chat a little. She had a boyfriend and they were both working for the same company. In fact, when I met here, they just have been laid off the week before because the company was bought by another one and they were not keeping everybody.
Instead of crying and whining, they decided to listen to their destiny call and revise their whole plan of life. This is when they decided to move out west, in Calgary in order to benefit from the economic boom.
I thought of her two weeks ago when I read a paper on the economic boom in Saskatchewan. They apparently found more oil sand than in Alberta and this small province is now promised for a bright future. People are working seven days a week but a lot of them are making 6 figures income.
In the light of what I read, I decided pull out the good and the bad points of moving out another province/country in order to find a better life. So today I’m going with the good sides:
The hope of getting a better job
For people moving far away from their home, there must be an economic advantage. Since we are living in a beautiful country, I guess the economic factor must be pretty important. I remember my uncle moving to Vancouver about 15 years ago since there was not much job in finance in Montreal back then. Since my uncle and my aunt moved, they found pretty good job and the benefit from the housing boom to create an interesting nest egg.
When moving toward a city where there is a lot of job it will not only be easy to find a job but also to increase your income. You might have to work more at the beginning is there is a major job shortage but in the end, the economic aspect is definitely a plus.
Find out about other nice place to live
While moving to Calgary doesn’t seem that appealing to me, moving to British Columbia or California would definitely be interesting. There are so many cool places to live that we don’t know about. If you do proper research before moving, you definitely be able to find a nice place to live.
Another good point is that you have the possibility to move to a better climate. For example, the sun and the heat of California would surely help me forget about Montreal -20 degrees and 20 foot of snow during winter!
Make new friends
Some people decide to accept 2-3 years contract and they go back to their former city after. This would allow you to make new connections and friends while you are elsewhere. It is fun to communicate with people around the world that live different things. It also make a good and cheap place to visit for vacation!
Sometimes your life is just a mess and you absolutely need to make a fresh start. Moving in another city would definitely force you to start anew. It is like you have never existed in this new place, it is now up to you to put things in order and move forward!
Improve your resume
Showing that you have been working in a different province or country would surely prove flexibility, adaptability and autonomy to your future employers. I remember seeing the interest in my employer eyes when I explained them my experience in a student exchange program in Europe. Employers love to see people that can think outside the box and have a different kind of experience.
Think outside the box
The more you move in life, the more open minded you become. I have met a few people working in Dubai right now and they definitely don’t have the same thinking they used to. They show a different view of life based on their own experience. If you live your whole life in your neighbourhood, you will not necessarily be aware of what is going on out there.
I would be curious to know if anybody moved in another city/province/country in order to find a better job. It would be nice to share your experience.
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