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Hey guys, anyone in the Central Alberta area have a tough time starting out? I been looking for first year work for 4 or 5 months and no one wants a nooby!

Just wondering if anyone knows anyone who is hiring first years in the Red Deer area. I don't have much for experience but I have my own tools and am willing to work hard!

Cheers! :thumbup:
 

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Hey guys, anyone in the Central Alberta area have a tough time starting out? I been looking for first year work for 4 or 5 months and no one wants a nooby!

Just wondering if anyone knows anyone who is hiring first years in the Red Deer area. I don't have much for experience but I have my own tools and am willing to work hard!

Cheers! :thumbup:
Welcome, just keep trying, do not give up. Knock on doors at all these shops and try to get the owners attention.
 

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I've done that for weeks straight! All I get is:
"Are you indentured?"
"No"
"Well sorry! were looking for someone with experience!"

So I was wondering if anyone new any company's that might be hard to find! I'm even willing to do industrial shift work up north! People always say that industrial electricians are stupid but I figure you still learn basic cabling, and switching and what not?
 

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Thanks for replying! is it in town work? or camp? I currently live in red deer!
In town as far as I know. I'll find out tomorrow and get back to you. We also have out of town work and in fact I'm on a camp job right now.
 

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Awesome sounds great! I'm not 100% sure if I can move to Edmonton at the moment. But I can definitely commute up there if its like a 9 on 5 off kind of deal or some kind of camp work! I appreciate it!
 

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it's a ****ed up trade where every company wants level 1's and 2's who know what they are doing because they are cheap, but they don't want to give new guys a shot. it's really ****ing backwards. you really just have to get lucky and be at the right place at the right time.

or take a pre employment course. they're really good in Canada. the one I took in Manitoba gave me my level 1 school and 900 hours towards my field hours. everyone in my class found a job.
 

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"You need more experience"

Well you've got experience to give, and that "now hiring" sign has been out front for a while now.... I think we can work something out here...
 

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it's a ****ed up trade where every company wants level 1's and 2's who know what they are doing because they are cheap, but they don't want to give new guys a shot. it's really ****ing backwards. you really just have to get lucky and be at the right place at the right time.

or take a pre employment course. they're really good in Canada. the one I took in Manitoba gave me my level 1 school and 900 hours towards my field hours. everyone in my class found a job.

Nah, it's much simpler than that. Despite what anybody says, the majority of markets are still down. Employers have few projects, but they still have approaching deadlines. Hiring, a trainee costs a considerable amount of time and money. Money which is thin, and time they don't have. It's hundreds of times cheaper to hire an experienced tech then a newbie. On top of that, if a particular tech is willing to take less money for the job, why wouldn't employers go that direction? With the unemployment rate where it is today there are loads of people willing to fit that role.
 

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try Magna electrical
 

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Hey guys, anyone in the Central Alberta area have a tough time starting out? I been looking for first year work for 4 or 5 months and no one wants a nooby!

Just wondering if anyone knows anyone who is hiring first years in the Red Deer area. I don't have much for experience but I have my own tools and am willing to work hard!

Cheers! :thumbup:
Good luck on your search. I have also been looking for places in Alberta hiring starters. Will let you know if I find any places ;)
 

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Hey guys, anyone in the Central Alberta area have a tough time starting out? I been looking for first year work for 4 or 5 months and no one wants a nooby! Just wondering if anyone knows anyone who is hiring first years in the Red Deer area. I don't have much for experience but I have my own tools and am willing to work hard! Cheers! :thumbup:
This is how you get a job as a first year these days, you have to go apply at a non union apprenticeship program or union. Either one is fine, I chose non union years ago and joined Associated Builders and Contractors. Most company's are looking for either a journeymen or an apprentice with an E.T Card from D.I.R. They should be able to help you find a job.
 
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