Maple syrup. Niagara Falls. Captain Kirk from ‘Star Trek’. Canada has a lot to offer, and if you have got a fair bit of experience in civil engineering, there may be a job for you too.
Canada was where our International Division was born. Pulled initially by a local client who relocated to Calgary, we could see the opportunities for UK construction professionals with the contractor he worked for and investigated the country further. Six years on and we have placed numerous staff with a wide range of civil engineering and building contractors and leading design consultancies. Encouraged by tales that there are four actual seasons in one year and not four in a day like Scotland (true story!), we’ve mobilised a number of staff such as Civil Superintendent, Estimators, Construction Managers and Project Leaders to Alberta, Vancouver and Calgary.
Canada is a popular destination for emigrants, with 200,000 people heading there every year. Many cite good value housing, breathtaking scenery and a great sporting culture as some of the reasons to go, as well as a buoyant construction sector where projects are often of a vast scale. However, it’s not exactly a hop, skip and a jump away, so it’s worth seeing if it’s for you first, so do your research and work with us to investigate the available options.
What's the cost of living like? What are the job prospects?
So many questions.
Relocating overseas takes commitment, so the best thing to do is extensively research your country of choice to ensure that you are 100% confident that it's the right move for you, and if appropriate, your family too. No one wants a 3,500 mile trip with a moody teen, who just wants to go 'home'!
To help you on your research journey, we have listed below some web links for answers to the questions you'll most likely have. Once you've read these, scroll down to download our relocation guide, which'll give you an insight into the process of applying for a job overseas, and if successful, the exciting journey that comes next.
We're at the end of the phone should you have any additional questions, and having visited Canada many times and many of the employers over there, we'll do our best fill in the gaps you may still have.
Best of luck on your research journey (remember, Google is your friend) and we hope to hear from you soon.
Cost of Living - One of many sites available