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Offline robss

My wife is a native of Toronto, and I need to move East to Toronto instead of just visiting on weekends (driving from Michigan). First, I need to get a job. My application for residency will be "in the mail" by the end of the month.

I have been registered on the OPG site for over a year, and nothing has really been available. Working at Bruce (unless time was split locally) is a nonstarter. Something near Toronto, or some work from home is required.

I have been working through the Canadian Nuclear Industry Capabilities Guide, which has some useful info in it.

I have also been in contact with a few people (both through my wife's contacts and my work contacts) in the industry, but so far nothing has materialized....

I have been a contractor for the past 12 years, primarily in I&C / Electrical design. Also Construction/maintenance/plant (system) engineering. Currently a project engineer on a security upgrade. I would like to remain a contractor if possible, but I would take anything now.  I have also worked for a PLC provider as a PE.  Looking for a PE or PM job if possible.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can find something local?  Contacts would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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Hey there! From what you wrote I would say that you are covering all the bases you can right now.  Until you get a work permit/visa you will have issues getting in the door.  OPG will get you a permit if they have a need that cannot be filled with a qualified Canadian.  I know it took me 2 years to get in the door once I started applying.  By all means feel free to contact me via PM here or email.

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Jim Rodgers
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Offline robss

Jim:

Thanks for the input.  I was hoping to get a permit, but there just doesn't appear to be any jobs available!
How would I go about finding out the job shops that OPG uses?  I know of a few, but would like to get my CV out there....

Thanks for your insight.  Where do you live?  We are just north of Downtown TO.

Rob

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You might want to try the PWU hiring hall, www.pwu.ca I do believe.  They hired me in for a couple of outages at Bruce Power and they also supply folks to OPG for outages in non-RP trades as well at times.  Just another avenue to explore. PM sent as to where I live :)
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