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Hi I'm new to the forums, and have a few questions. I am a journeyman red seal electrician living and working in canada. The more we travel the more we enjoy being in the states. Just wondering how that works for a Canadian journeyman looking to move to the US. Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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It all depends on where in the USA you are locating. Many areas are seeing an increase in work while others are still dead.
 

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Hi I'm new to the forums, and have a few questions. I am a journeyman red seal electrician living and working in canada. The more we travel the more we enjoy being in the states. Just wondering how that works for a Canadian journeyman looking to move to the US. Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey thanks for the posts, the wife wants to go somewhere with a more moderate climate. Not sure where to consider. Texas,California, Nevada, Arizona.... Just really starting the process of looking into it all. Are Canadian journeyman recognized in the US? Or does each state have its on legislation on that?
 

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Hey thanks for the posts, the wife wants to go somewhere with a more moderate climate. Not sure where to consider. Texas,California, Nevada, Arizona.... Just really starting the process of looking into it all. Are Canadian journeyman recognized in the US? Or does each state have its on legislation on that?
A red seal is just an animal that was clubbed in the US. You will need hours documented to present to the licensing board along with all your class work . The number of hours varies by state and license. We have no national license and not all states reciprocate we even have a couple with no state license. Our area is looking at a boom in commercial new construction. Last summer a new four lane bypass was opened at the lake to divert traffic around the business loop. Several new off ramps were put in and this has created some prime real estate. With the by pass some parts of the business loop are experiencing a drop in traffic and are looking to relocate to the two new retail developments. Their is TIFF money involved so moving has incentives. We are also getting NG lines installed which is attracting several new chain restaurants to the area.
 

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Hey thanks for the posts, the wife wants to go somewhere with a more moderate climate. Not sure where to consider. Texas,California, Nevada, Arizona.... Just really starting the process of looking into it all. Are Canadian journeyman recognized in the US? Or does each state have its on legislation on that?
IMO you might want to consider an area that isn't worrying about running out of water.
 

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Thanks, like I said we are just starting the process. Any suggestions on a mild climate where water isn't an issue? Sorry for all the questions
 

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Thanks, like I said we are just starting the process. Any suggestions on a mild climate where water isn't an issue? Sorry for all the questions
NC in the Raleigh-Durham- Chapel Hill area always seems to be busy-- that's a bigger move then perhaps you want--- Calif is very expensive
 

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Honestly I don't know that the move would be too big, my wife's set on a reasonable climate, as long as I could find work it'd be doable. Considered Florida, Jacksonville area. But will look into NC as well
 
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