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Should you move to maximize your salary, benefits, and career options?

Posted by Jackie Burns, Hays Canada VP, on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Blog june 23 people willing to move for jobChanges in Canada's export demands mean some regions have more demand than others for tradespeople, millwrights, electricians and engineers. When opportunities for higher salaries and better career options come up in other regions, what should you consider before moving?

In our What People Want guide, 38% of Canadians told us they would move for the right opportunities - and there are lots of opportunities across Canada that could be worth moving for.

Long term goals
Knowing what you want in the next five to 10 years of your career and home life will help prioritize what kind of role you want, where you are willing to live, and how long you plan to stay.

If you have or plan to have children you may need to look at the local school system, whereas if you’re looking for a medium-term, high paying opportunity so you can save money in the next two to five years then local living costs and base salary will be important.

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Current needs
In some cases there may be few opportunities in your current location, but numerous options elsewhere, or you might want to find a job with more responsibility or where you will learn new skills.

What do you need to achieve in the next two years that will open up your career path options? Regions with shortages are often places with lots of opportunities for growth and progression for workers who prove their skills and drive.

The resources available
Many employers offer relocation support, and some even offer housing support. Consider what the industry network is like in that region, and whether you’re going to be able to create a social group, meet new people, and grow your career.

Looking for your next big move? Check out the opportunities below, or do a job search for your preferred location.

Journeyman MillwrightWhitecourt, AB1031939
MillwrightHigh Level,
Heavy Duty MechanicMacKenzie, BC1041233
MillwrightPort Alberni, BC1040224
Journeyman MillwrightPort Alberni, BC1029413


Don't see the right next move for you? Search for jobs, or contact your local recruitment consultant.

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