Moving to Edmonton

So, you've decided to move to Edmonton! That's great news!

Edmonton has opportunities for everyone, and with the real estate market heating up, now is the time to grab a great property. It's exciting to be part of a growing vibrant city like Edmonton. If you're looking to be part of the Oil & Gas Industry, there are some great resources at http://alis.alberta.ca/worksearch that will get you started.

The best way to get a good job in Edmonton is to knock on doors. If you're new to the city and haven't decided where you want to purchase your property, it's a great time to ensure your commute will be an easy one. For example, there are plenty of jobs south of Edmonton in Nisku. It's around a 15 minute drive from the south side of the city. Many Nisku workers purchase homes in nearby bedroom communities of Leduc, Beaumont, or Devon. The commute is less and the cost of housing is lower than in the city.

If you're willing to work hard, you will be rewarded. Many new Edmontonians simply pick a company they wish to work for and walk in with their resume.

What about Fort McMurray? Most Edmontonians who work in Oil and Gas work on camps for weeks at a time, returning to Edmonton on their time off to enjoy their home life with their families. Some companies fly or bus their employees north from Edmonton on a daily basis. Wages are usually higher in the field making field work very lucrative and desireable.

You don't have to work in Oil and Gas in Alberta. The high demand for employment in the energy industry means high demand for employees in every field. Whatever you do, chances are good there is a company in Alberta looking for you!

Once you've secured that dream job, you are going to need someplace to live. I can help you find a neighborhood that fits with your family's needs, and steer you away from neighborhoods that don't. You may be between jobs when you need to sort out your mortgage financing. I can help there too, with information and contacts to mortgage brokers that specialize in mortgages for new Albertans.

Be it schools, work, shopping, or leisure activities, you're focused on, I'll find what you're looking for. Edmonton's growth means it is constantly changing. There are some great opportunities for you whether you're a first time buyer or a seasoned homeowner. If you have any questions about what moving to Edmonton and buying a house entails, I'd be happy to help! Just drop me a line on my contact page and I'll get back to you ASAP.