I was on Facebook the other day and a friend of mine I went to trade school with told me that hes applying for a job as a custodian at an elementary school. Why? Better pay, benefits, pension, union, medical and dental. Of course hes 27 and has a son and I think another might be on the way so its a more sound job for him. But a lot of guys I went to school with are still living at home for the most part.
Really though the story is the same for everything in New Brunswick these days. The kids get old enough to go to post secondary, go to school, then leave this province to make money elsewhere. The birth rate is lower than the death rate here. Then they cry in the papers that theres a labour shortage....for minimum wage jobs at a chocolate factory that borders on to Maine. Maybe if this province didnt basically die after Christmas until April or May there may be more incentive for people to stay. And this really isnt limited to the trades either. Stores lay off after Christmas and everything. You fight for a 15 hour a week job pumping gas at a gas station.
Before I end up writing a paper from my prospective here lol. I just think its the better move all around. Its not a bad place if you have your red seal and want to raise a family or something, but for a young person starting out? Good luck.