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What jobs are in demand in Vancouver, Canada, that I could do with my current experience?

I am a British Citizen, and my Grandad is Canadian, and I am thinking about taking a career break in Vancouver for a year on a working visa. I am a Construction Laborer with Bricklaying qualifications but I am not time served and only semi-skilled. I am 24, so I have around 6 years experience in manual labour, and 2 of that as a Bricklayer journeyman/hod carrier/improver. Is there jobs in Vancouver like this? I was thinking about maybe trying to get into some kind of maintenance on the highways, or railways, or working in a crew of some kind. How would I go about doing this with my current Construction, manual background? And would I stand a chance? A friend of mine told me there is a shortage for manual, physical labour in Vancouver as alot of people are going into office jobs etc..... Would love some help/advice please ;) CJ

Asked By: CJ - 8/13/2009
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There always seems to be a need for trade/construction/general labor workers in BC, especially lately. I'm not sure how much work there will be in Vancouver directly, but some of the major suburbs are always expanding (Langley, Surrey, Richmond... More
Answered By: ttaryn - 8/13/2009
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