|Date: ||Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:42:05 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Minion <acfarrer@GMAIL.COM>|
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|From: ||Minion <acfarrer@GMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS jobs in canada|
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On Apr 29, 6:32 pm, gunner3...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just trying to find some info from the SAS folks in Canada....
> I am from London, and looking to move to Canada...
> I've done a little research and it looks like the big SAS population
> is in Toronto..
> I was just trying to workout what kind of salaries you get there...
> just to give you an idea.. in London for someone like me (about 3
> years experience covering pharma, finance, and marketing areas..) i
> think the contract rates are about £30-35/hour and perm about £30-35K/
> I guess Vancouver is ideal.. but toronto is also ok... eitherway i'll
> be seeing the beach more often right :-)
> I found a few other threads relating to the subject.. but would
> appreciate some insight on salary ranges.. here we got sites likehttp://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/ andhttp://www.jobstats.co.uk/.. any
> similar for canada?
> thanks in advance for your comments..
> p.s. if you had lived in london city.. how would you compare toronto
> or vancouver city's.. i hear the life quality is so much better....
As a London exile and now proud Canadian, I can only encourage your
decision. You should find the rates marginally less than for London
but your cost of living could be halved.
Run some searches on http://www.workopolis.com/ or http://monster.ca/
to get a sense of what is available. Assuming you have been through
the English education system, then your communication skills will give
you some advantages in the business areas where SAS tends to be used.
Here in Toronto, the job market is strong but, lately, there has been
some downward pressure on rates although this is balanced by a cooling
off of housing costs.
Vancouver has some phenomenal natural advantages (ocean weather,
mountain scenery) but the SAS market is alot smaller. Also, I believe
the rates are lower but housing costs are almost higher than TO.
Debating the relative merits of cities and regions is something of a
national pastime. Read the comments following this article and you get
Get the ball rolling!