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    I don't know who gave you the idea that it is wet...

    I don't know who gave you the idea that it is wet in Vancouver :whistle:
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    Hmm, not sure why that would be, though I have...

    Hmm, not sure why that would be, though I have never had any luck with the PM system here. I have sent you an email.
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    If I was able to relocate for work, that would...

    If I was able to relocate for work, that would certainly be a consideration! Have heard the same from many people now, Calgary is booming.
    I've been looking everywhere in the Lower Mainland, seems...
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    Ouch. Seems like all the jobs I have come across...

    Ouch. Seems like all the jobs I have come across are in Alberta or Ontario.
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    Any work in Vancouver, BC area?

    I realize this is probably the worst time of the season to be asking, but I'm curious if anyone has any leads on work in the lower mainland area. I'm a first year refrigeration apprentice with ~1500...
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    As one of the younger members on this forum, I...

    As one of the younger members on this forum, I can certainly say the industry is not very friendly towards fresh blood. I have knocked down dozens of doors in the area, reaching out to contacts...
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    Can't say, have only done first year there. I was...

    Can't say, have only done first year there. I was quite happy with JARTS and will be attending there for my 2nd year.
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    As someone who was in your shoes not too long ago...

    As someone who was in your shoes not too long ago and applied to nearly every HVAC company in BC, I can back up both what Tom, Lloyd, and Indy are saying. Regardless of whether you take the...
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    Any more news on the matter? I have hit many of...

    Any more news on the matter? I have hit many of the larger commercial companies in the lower mainland however none seem to hiring right now. I'm currently working in the refrigeration sector with...
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    How are things this time of year? I was hoping to...

    How are things this time of year? I was hoping to get into the industrial side of the trade as I hear it is a bit more steady than the service sector I'm currently in, but not sure where to start or...
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    Looking for work in Vancouver, Canada

    I'm hoping to pick up work in the Vancouver area (will be living in Coquitlam come summer) as my current job has slowed right down.
    I have 9 months worth of refrigeration service experience in the...
  12. Anyone in Canada open to taking on fresh blood?

    Hi all,

    Transferred out of a plumbing apprenticeship after 400 hours because I didn't find it as challenging as I had hoped. Talked to a handful of friends in the HVAC industry and they all seem...
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    Thanks for that number, sadly as snowman said,...

    Thanks for that number, sadly as snowman said, they are full. Seems to be the same story for all the trades here in ontario.

    I'm looking out west for opportunities. Hopefully one of the phonecalls...
  14. Thread: New Apprentice

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    Speaking as an apprentice, I would hope that no...

    Speaking as an apprentice, I would hope that no one held the expectation for me to know how to do anything. You have to keep in mind that a lot of the schools teach things differently than how it's...
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    Canadian local looking for work!

    Afternoon (evening, morning) all!

    I've decided to switch from plumbing to HVAC after completing 400 hours towards my plumbing apprenticeship. I found that it was very simple and straightforward...
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