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PostPosted: February 24th, 2006, 11:42 am 
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Do you have any idea what the salary difference is? She currently is at an A4 level with the Ottawa Board, which is the top level, and has 10 years of post-secondary including a 3 year teaching degree from Mcgill, and she is certificed for K to 8.


I don't have exact numbers for you, but I can tell you that here on the Island your wife would be a Level 6 (Equivalent to A4 In Ontario) due to her extensive years of post secondary... and that when she tops out here she'll make probably between 50-60K a year before taxes... Which is not bad here considering the cost of living is relatively low...

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Also, would you happen to know what they pay subs?


They would pay your wife ballpark $110 per day of work to sub here.





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If you don't mind my asking, can you give me a rough idea of how many days a week you were getting as a sub (ignoring your EOT)?


When I started I was getting about 2 - 4 days a week of subbing, but closer to 2. I worked for my father in law for the first part of the year so I would have extra income to subsidize my teaching income... It all depends on whose short list you get on, like you were saying about Ottawa... When I first got here I dropped off resumes at, I'd say close to 40 or more schools across the province. I got calls to sub from about about 5 different ones, and usually only 2 that called me back repeatedly. I did a fair bit of driving too. I thought I'd get a lot more...


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Again, thank you for taking time to answer my questions. It really takes a weight off our shoulders to have some idea of what to expect


Glad to help. That's the Island way, after all... (JUST DON'T COME DOWN HERE AND TAKE AWAY A JOB FROM ME!!!! Lol)

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I'm a PFA.

My family moved here from a Toronto Suburb in late summer of 1990, I was 13.

Things were a bit rough to start, however, it was a pretty awkward time to change schools. In no way did I find anyone putting us down for being from away. That accusation really makes islanders seem very, very shallow and self centred. If I were to generalize the entire population of Prince Edward Island, I would have to say that everyone is a friend I haven't met yet.

To an extent, anywhere in the world, who you know helps. It's not required, but it helps.

I like it here. I do find the job market a bit limiting - but I guess that's the trade off for being able to buy my four year old home for $70,000 that would sell for $250,000 in Calgary. It all levels out.

I trust that any new resident of PEI can definitely count on the PEItalk crew to welcome them here.


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I think if anything, people would probably tease new friends about being from away, in a good-natured joking way just like my flatmates here in England try to mimic my accent when I say "about" (unsuccessfully, i might add...) I think that islanders are friendly, I've never been anywhere where more total strangers would speak to you on the street. I imagine that moving anywhere, people would treat you a little bit differently than the neighbours you grew up with did, at least until you get to know them. I am proud to be an islander, and I am proud of the way all of the islanders I know treat newcomers to our community.

Having said that, the job situation on PEI is brutal, so it is definitely something to consider before you come. Come for the beaches, the scenery and the quiet life maybe, but don't come for work unless you already have something specific lined up!!

And eric, one other thing to consider is that if your wife can teach french, then it will likely be a lot easier for her to find work.


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Hmmmm I love a woman with a Brit accent...probably why I watch Coronation street :)

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Hmmmm I love a woman with a Brit accent...probably why I watch Coronation street :)


haha, so do I! Sadly, I don't think there are very many of us. Even over here. I checked!


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rosalyn wrote:
edgaudet wrote:
Hmmmm I love a woman with a Brit accent...probably why I watch Coronation street :)


haha, so do I! Sadly, I don't think there are very many of us. Even over here. I checked!


Love a woman with a British accent or watch Coronation Street? :lol:


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yeah when i read it over later, it was hard to tell, eh?? so just to put the record straight, I watch coronation street. Not that there's anything wrong with a british accent though!


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Kreskin wrote:
rosalyn wrote:
edgaudet wrote:
Hmmmm I love a woman with a Brit accent...probably why I watch Coronation street :)


haha, so do I! Sadly, I don't think there are very many of us. Even over here. I checked!


Love a woman with a British accent or watch Coronation Street? :lol:


LOL Both...Kreskin...but then I love women with or without accents ;)

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edgaudet wrote:
Kreskin wrote:
rosalyn wrote:
edgaudet wrote:
Hmmmm I love a woman with a Brit accent...probably why I watch Coronation street :)


haha, so do I! Sadly, I don't think there are very many of us. Even over here. I checked!


Love a woman with a British accent or watch Coronation Street? :lol:


LOL Both...Kreskin...but then I love women with or without accents ;)


yea - for Ed - even breathing is not a strict requirement.

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...Well, I'm the one that started all of this.

3 pages of answers and tangents that have taken me from pole to pole.

Not sure if I know anymore than I did when I started.

Cheers & thanks to all! See you in June!

HurrySundown :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Back where it all began
PostPosted: February 25th, 2006, 10:46 am 
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....3 pages of answers and tangents that have taken me from pole to pole.

Not sure if I know anymore than I did when I started.


Hope you found it entertaining, if not informative. 8)


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