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Emigration's What You Need

Postby MikeTheWookiee » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:37 pm

I've got fed up with England, and want some suggestions from the Forum for where I should move. Not right now, but in maybe 4 or 5 years or so, once I'm (hopefully) a fully chartered engineer, and practically able to name my price. :wink:

Simply put, it'll need to be somewhere where they'll be building lots of nice shiny new buildings, as I'm going to be in the construction end of electrical engineering (if all goes to plan). Also, somewhere not in imminent danger of being at war with the UK would be nice as I have no wish to become a human shield. That's the main points, really, once you really get down into what we all want from life. The rest is good reasons from you lot, on top of me making piles of cash and not geing shot at. :roll:

So - get suggesting! Where should I go? And Why? Zero points for 'away' or 'to hell' Or perhaps give me some reasons why Britain is still Great! see what I did there? Also, is this actually just me finally realising that life is bloody terrible, and I should just shut up and get on with it like everybody else and not cause a fuss? :?
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Postby Mas Tnega » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:44 pm

Canada. The answer's always Canada.
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Postby Rkiver » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:46 pm

Avoid Ireland, we've stopped building for the most part as the artificial bubble of high prices for buildings finally imploded.

That being said depending on your type of engineering we will need a few for the nuclear powerplant that will be built.
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Postby MrBunsy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:55 pm

I kept hearing at various Universities about how there's a shortage of qualified engineers here in the UK. You might want to consider waiting till the next lot of power stations are being built - then you really will be able to name your price. (EDIT - Rkiver beat me to that point, sort of :p)

Canada and Australia (and New Zealand?) have their points-based immigration system, so you might need to have already worked for several years and/or have a job offer in those countries just to be allowed to get in. However, if you get chartered status then you'll probably fulfil all the education requirements easy peasy.

I did think a little about moving abroad after uni myself, but have currently decided to just wait what happens (I don't actually start uni till next week).
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:20 pm

Switzerland.
Good points: chances of entering a war are low, great scenery, low crime rate.
Bad points: work permit may be difficult to get, the SVP (somewhat the Swiss equivalent of the BNP) are gaining more and more favour due to the raising immigrant population and crime rate, can be quite an expensive place to live.

Poland or Ukraine
Good points: cheap living costs, they won the 2012 bid for the UEFA European Football but currently have very little of the required infrastructure.
Bad points: depending on skill level work may be difficult to find due to Romanian emigrants seeking work and undercutting the native workers.

Japan
Good points: its Japan!!
Bad points: None!
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Postby Phelanpt » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:26 pm

Portugal has a pretty active construction industry, but I don't know how much longer until the bubble bursts.
There isn't much competition in the area of electrical engineering, from what I've heard. There's only one electricity company, and most of the installations are subcontracted.

I might be wrong, though. On the other hand, the weather is much better than Britain's, from what I've heard.
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Postby jelco » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:27 pm

There's lots of complaints about all the Polish workers coming into the Netherlands since a few years ago when they joined the EU and the borders 'opened'. Apparently they're good at getting work because they're cheap, hehe. Not saying that any of them are engineers, but I'm just saying that I am expecting some stricter regulations on immigrant workers over here sooner or later because of them.

Not sure how much building is going on these days here anyway, but I believe plans for a new nuclear plant are getting closer and closer to approval.

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Postby ynbniar » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:01 pm

Spot on about the weather...I'm actually looking forward to winter in the hope that the rain goes away...I don't mind the cold but this rain is driving me bonkers...

Lots of construction in Las Vegas...but couldn't imagine spending more than a few days there on holiday never mind working...

Always seems to be a lot going on in Thailand...cheap cost of living, cheap property but lacking a bit in infrastructure and a bit volatile...anywhere you see the Prime Minister getting his P45 for rustling up some stir fry on TV is always going to be a bit dodgy... :wink:
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:13 pm

japan

trouble being you have to speak the lingo. :P
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Postby Mas Tnega » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:24 pm

Montyphy wrote:Japan
Good Points: None!
Bad points: It's Japan!!
Fix'd.
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:27 pm

shinygerbil wrote:japan

trouble being you have to speak the lingo. :P


Watashi wa nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
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Postby ynbniar » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:34 pm

Isn't Japan humongous expensive :?:
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Postby xyzyxx » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Montyphy wrote:Watashi wa nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
My translation attempt based on watching lots of anime...
I understand a little Japanese...
Assuming that "sukoshi" means "a little" based on the fact that the Midori Days theme "Mousukoshi" means "A little more"
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:04 pm

xyzyxx wrote:
Montyphy wrote:Watashi wa nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu
My translation attempt based on watching lots of anime...
I understand a little Japanese...
Assuming that "sukoshi" means "a little" based on the fact that the Midori Days theme "Mousukoshi" means "A little more"


Hai, anata wa wakarimasu. :)
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:04 pm

heh, sukoshi was the only word I didn't understand. :P
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