Re: Job hunting in Canada

Subject: Re: Job hunting in Canada
From: "McCarney, James Alexander" <James -dot- Alexander -dot- McCarney -at- Cognicase -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:23:02 -0400

Hi Andy,

I am in the Montreal area. It appears to me that the major tech-writing
markets (depending on your area of expertise) are Toronto (Ontario),
Ottawa-Hull (National Capital Region), Montreal (Quebec), Calgary (Alberta).
Of course, that's just my opinion. I suggest you read up on the various
areas by visiting STC chapter web sites. There is also a Canadian Issues

I would appreciate any advice techwhirlers can provide about job hunting
> in Canada. I'm especially interested in tips on developing leads and
> enhancing my appeal to Canadian employers.

I think Canadian employers are looking for flexibility in world view. As we
often joke, Canadians are not Americans. Our cultures are different. Even in
Canada itself, someone from Prince Rupert (British Columbia) is culturally
distinct from someone in Shawinigan (Quebec), from someone in Halifax (Nova
Scotia), from someone in Placentia Bay (Newfoundland).

It's a big country, but a welcoming one. And, as far as tech writing is
concerned, it is also an exciting one.

All the best to you!

James Alexander McCarney, technical writer, (450) 928-3386 x2262
mailto:James -dot- Alexander -dot- McCarney -at- Cognicase -dot- com
1111 Saint-Charles Avenue West, 11th Floor, East Tower, Longueuil, Quebec,
J4K 5G4 Canada

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