Poorpongo Posted August 2, 2005 Report Share Posted August 2, 2005 Guys, Apologies for asking yet more questions of this type and potentially for being yet another immigrant asking about jobs! I was wondering what the employment prospects are for a Brit ex-Mil helo pilot with about 2000 hrs Rotary (all turbine, approx 700 Gazelle, 700 Lynx and the rest Apache) in Western Canada, particularly BC. No long line / serious underslung experience. Currently 38 years old although unlikely to be in CA for a couple of years. Got a UK ATPL(A) and (H) and a Canadian CPL(H). Ideally summer only contract work for a few months at a time (I'm planning on living on the snow/pension in the winter!). The plan is to apply for immigration and come as a skilled worked (I have the points at the moment so fingers crossed) and I know it may take upwards of 2 years. Before anyone asks... - I'm aware I don't have experience in many specific skills or on common types. - I know I don't know anything about the industry and so am relatively expecting to start close to the bottom. - I know how to work hard, keep my promises and am 100% reliable. - Happy to work almost anywhere and under almost any conditions on short contract although I want to leave my family in the Okanagan Valley. - The plan isn't to come and steal anyone's job. I just love the country and want to move there with family for the long term. What is the work situation like? Will I get work? Will I need to invest heavily in types/mountain/long line skills before being considered? If work is available does it tend to last the whole summer? Are shorter contracts available? What is pay like? Guys, I know there are a lot of questions here but I am hoping that any info you might be kind enough to provide might help me decide whether this is a viable plan. I'm sure there are folks out there with the knowledge and experience to shine some light for me. Info/views etc from any ex-Brit mil aircrew mates especially welcome! Thanks in anticipation. PP Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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