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    Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 11:26pm
Hi All,
 
I have already got my visa 7 am planning an April landing. Kindly post any useful info regarding places to stay, job scenario, good cheap hotel/temporary stays etc in Calgary.
 
This will be useful to people who intend to land in this city.
 
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while surfing i read 7th page of islamabad thread about calgary
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Well, I was born and raised here so feel free to ask me questions if you would like. BTW... 1st thing... buy a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY warm winter coat and a good pair of winter boots lol LOL
and expect a lot of snow.... April is when we get the most.
 
But you'll like the Chinooks (a warm wind from the Rocky Mountains). Chinook winds can to raise our winter temperature often from below −20°C  (−4°F) to as high as 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) for a few hours or days, then temperatures plummet to their base levels, melting all of that wonderful snow, then freezing the leftovers to make our roads skating rinks again Wink. People often get headaches from the drastic change in the barometric pressure too.
 
Official Website of The City of Calgary: http://www.calgary.ca
Major Newspaper (great source for housing & jobs) The Calgary Herald: http://www.calgaryherald.com/
other Major Newspaper (great quick read & sales) The Calgary Sun: http://www.calgarysun.com/
 
Crime Mapping in Calgary (cool feature has interactive crime mapping by the Calgary Police Service): http://crimemap.calgarypolice.ca/content/DisclaimerPage.aspx
 
Calgary's Traveller Information System (Traffic Information Now - actual live camera feeds of Calgary Roadways collected every minute): http://65.104.36.247/default.asp?display=cams&area=calgary&TextOnly=
 
 


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Hello Mrs. Sam,
 
Thanx very much for that response. Really appreciate it.
 
I would be in touch with u via email. As u can very well imagine, I have so many basic questions to ask. Please dont mind  if at times u find them quite foolish ....but I will ask what comes to my mind.
 
Thanx once again.
 
 
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Of late, Calgary has been the destination of new immigrants due to Alberta's oil sand economy. The weather is harsh yet warmed in the winter by sporadic Chinooks ( the warm Pacific wind currents flowing from BC). It is better for strugglers ( as most new immigrants are) to start from here.

Good luck , Sachiji . See you sometime there.
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No problem! There are no stupid questions in my book... I'm a fountain of useless information and don't mind sharing it! LOL
 
Originally posted by sachnbapat sachnbapat wrote:

Hello Mrs. Sam,
 
Thanx very much for that response. Really appreciate it.
 
I would be in touch with u via email. As u can very well imagine, I have so many basic questions to ask. Please dont mind  if at times u find them quite foolish ....but I will ask what comes to my mind.
 
Thanx once again.
 
 
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Oh yes and Northern Alberta’s oil sands are increasingly becoming a source of political conflict, both domestically and globally, as scrutiny of the world’s second-largest known oil reserve intensifies. While recent production in the oil sands has driven rapid economic growth in Alberta, there is increasing concern that this growth is causing unprecedented ecological harm and environmental destruction.
 
Here's info on Alberta Oilsands from the Government of Alberta: http://www.oilsands.alberta.ca/index.cfm
 
Originally posted by krisp krisp wrote:

Of late, Calgary has been the destination of new immigrants due to Alberta's oil sand economy.


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Mrs Sam,

The links are very useful.  I too am heading to Calgary once I receive my Visa.  My question relates to the current job market. Is there much talk about the financial services and IT industries in terms of available jobs or prospects?

Also, what is therental market like?

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Mrs. Sam,

How about being an agriculturalist in Canada? What other self emplyoment options do you advise in the case jobs are not easy to come by in hands.
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HI Krisp,
 
yes,.....sure enough ..hope to meet u there sometime.
 
Would appreciate any advise/suggestion u deem fit for a new immigrant like me.
 
Hope u will respond.
 
 
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