Moving to Edmonton in a few months, what do I need to know?
April 25, 2013 11:11 AM Subscribe
Tell me everything I need to know about moving to Edmonton. Best job placement agencies? How easy is it to get into an entry-level trade position? Best places to rent (cheaply)? And any and all other info Edmonton-based mefites can provide is much appreciated...
posted by meesha to Travel & Transportation around Edmonton, AB (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Boyfriend and I are planning to move to Edmonton in mid-June.
Neither of us will have jobs when we get there. Boyfriend has a high school diploma, is looking to get into a trade. I have a university degree, federal government experience, and a functional knowledge of French. What can we expect from the job market? Are there placement agencies we should look into? Can he just walk in to a shop off the street and ask for an entry level job?
How easy is it to find decent but inexpensive rentals? Which areas of the city should we avoid? We'd like to rent for July 1, but how difficult will it be to rent w/o employment?
We are both from NWOntario, so we're not worried about the weather or the winter driving, but is there anything else that we should know that is specific to living in Edmonton?