Any Mechanics here living and working in Europe?

This topic contains 10 replies and was last updated by jeff-mahoney-2 9 years 6 months ago
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jeff-mahoney-2
March 5th, 2012 6:47pm
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Just curious if there are any mechanics here living and working in Europe. I am working towards my Red Seal Ticket in BC and I have heard that Red Seal Certification is recognized worldwide. I have always wanted to live and work in Europe and any info would be appreciated!
toolchick
March 5th, 2012 10:05pm
Hi Jeff,



I emailed the Red Seal forum asking if Red Seal tickets are recognized worldwide, in particular Europe (as you did not state where in Europe you were thinking of) and this is the response I received (and they were SUPER quick!):



"That is something that you will have to check at your destination before you go. The Red Seal program was designed to enable trade mobility within Canada from one jurisdiction to another with the country. More than likely you can have your credentials assessed locally where you decide to relocate to.



If you know where you are headed, I may be able to source a contact for you there."



Best of luck.



Many thanks,



Shawn Watson

Event/Office Coordinator

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage

[email protected]

(t) 613-235-4004 ext. 206

(f) 613-235-7117

www.caf-fca.org





I hope this helps you! :)
ben
March 6th, 2012 5:41am
I think the Red Seal is not reconized in EU . They may reconize your experience as is in Canada but you have to challenge the journeyman exam exactly like here. I have more than 25 Y work experience in EU and trust me EU is more advanced as tehnolgy as with what is in North America here equipment are 10 15 years back comparing with UE and I still have to challange the Red Seal exam in order to get my journeyman papers. Other piece of advice of relocating to EU : EU have a ton of years of culture history and traditions but right now they are in a deeeeep hole so what good that is nice to live there if no revenue to make a decent living. They have tons of regulations and permits etc etc . As a example for my business (smal repair shop I have to pay 45 % taxes on my gross revenue)



www.otrbreakdown.ca
jeff-mahoney-2
March 6th, 2012 5:42pm
Thank you so much for this information!!! I am thinking of Germany in a few years. I have heard that there are major technological advancements in Europe and also, I have always dreamed of living and working in Europe. Thank you guys so much, I love this place!!! :)
toolchick
March 6th, 2012 6:59pm
Happy to have helped! This is exactly what this forum is supposed to be used for!



In the meantime, have you checked out our job board that has a complete listing of all our opportunities that we have available? Take a look and make sure to set up job alerts so that you can be sent notifications instantly whenever a new posting that meets your criteria comes available.



Best of luck to you! ;)
peter-pl
March 6th, 2012 10:26pm
Sorry to say that but there is no point to come here as there is NO work in Europe and most of the jobs are going to the friends and family of people who advertise them, noone will recognize Your Red Seal and noone will give You job because You are canadian , Europe is a good place to spend the money if Yu have them not to earn money, Europe is going down ... down ... down :(
jeff-mahoney-2
March 7th, 2012 7:09am


Peter PL wrote:

Sorry to say that but there is no point to come here as there is NO work in Europe and most of the jobs are going to the friends and family of people who advertise them, noone will recognize Your Red Seal and noone will give You job because You are canadian , Europe is a good place to spend the money if Yu have them not to earn money, Europe is going down ... down ... down :(


YIKES!! :ohmy:
piotr
March 11th, 2012 7:41am
Buddy, Joke of the Week! But seriously, your few years trip was ended very quickly. If you do not know basic German (or where you go) you will have in most cases, the problem with the conversation. In Europe it is the general disregard for foreign languages, even for the English. The old continent is not as attractive to work and life as you might seem. There is hardly find a well-paid job even for the local professionals.
peter-pl
March 12th, 2012 11:38pm
Specially in Poland :)
joseph-toth
September 2nd, 2012 9:04am
There is hardly find even a not well-paid job because of eastic coutries technicians.
attr
September 3rd, 2012 1:46am
What about coming to Australia to work ?

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