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 Post subject: Student getting a JOB in Charlottetown
PostPosted: February 21st, 2007, 5:02 pm 
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Hello!
I am a young ottawa resident, and I want to move to Charlottetown with my girlfriend, find a little apartment and get a decent job in the service industry.
I would save ahead to have rent for 2 months or so.
Do you think thats more then enough time to get a job at say a coffeeshop, or restaurant or whatever?
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work is hard to come by in the winter here. but timmie's is always hiring. Good Luck

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What's your professional background?


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I dont have a professional background, either then a credit in Organic Agriculture, and a stink load of restaurant work. Are restaurants always looking in Charlottetown?

I would be moving in early september.


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I really don't think you will have a problem finding a job in a restaurant here. There seems to be many service-industry jobs advertised online. I'd post the site but can't remember it right now (I have it bookmarked at work).


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Come september, would out chances at getting restaurant/coffeeshop/retail jobs be good?
Also, what is the current housing situation? Are there always apartments available in charlottetown? Know of any real estate sites?


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wintertime_love wrote:
Come september, would out chances at getting restaurant/coffeeshop/retail jobs be good?
Also, what is the current housing situation? Are there always apartments available in charlottetown? Know of any real estate sites?


If you are as qualified as you say you are, I can't see you having any problem at all finding work. Of course, you may have to take "whatever" at first just to make sure you have a paycheque, but "whatever" jobs are easy to come by. It would definitely be easier in the summer, I think, because of the seasonal restaurants all over the place, but I think there is still a need for employees into the fall as well.

As for housing, there is the mls.ca website for buying a house, but you said you wanted to rent. You could check the guardian newspaper online - they advertise apartments. There is also peibst.com or usedpei.com where apartments are also available.


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Greenarm Management is another company that you may an aprtment through.


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We (my girlfriend and I) are going to need jobs that will likely be fixed into the winter. Are most of the restaurant jobs in charlottetown available in winter? Would arriving in September better our chances in finding one?


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wintertime_love wrote:
We (my girlfriend and I) are going to need jobs that will likely be fixed into the winter. Are most of the restaurant jobs in charlottetown available in winter? Would arriving in September better our chances in finding one?


My first question is why are you moving to Ch'town with your g'friend without jobs? Is it just to get away from ON? I would suggest coming here before the end of the summer - april or may would be ideal to get a job and have it last throughout the winter.


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I think it could be difficult to get full time hours in the restaurant industry through the winter. But there are call centres that you could apply to as well. They might offer more hours than a restaurant would. I don't think you would have trouble finding work in a restaurant, but I would be concerned with how many hours you would get working. But I'd take a look at the job bank and try to line up a job before arriving here. That would be your best bet. www.jobbank.gc.ca


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craiger wrote:
I think it could be difficult to get full time hours in the restaurant industry through the winter. But there are call centres that you could apply to as well. They might offer more hours than a restaurant would. I don't think you would have trouble finding work in a restaurant, but I would be concerned with how many hours you would get working. But I'd take a look at the job bank and try to line up a job before arriving here. That would be your best bet. www.jobbank.gc.ca


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If apartments in Charlottetown are as good as they say they are (4-600 for a one bedroom) Then working part-time would be fine.
Can job bank set a job up for you?

We'de come with maybe 2-3 months rent paid, so we could find one with that. Is that enough time?


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Can job bank set a job up for you?

No. The jobbank is simply a website where employers can place job ads. It would then be up to you to contact the employers to apply. But if you get to PEI, there are a number of places that can help you find work. You can get a list of some service providers who can help you with finding a job, or creating a resume by going to the following site:
http://www.lmda.pe.ca/view_initiative.php?id=246


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Finding work in the service industry in September is hard here... see a lot of restaurants get a lot of business during the summer from tourists, and are actually laying people off in the fall. I would suggest coming here in the summer, its more fun here then too.


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