Moving to Saskatoon from Vancouver

Moving to Saskatoon from Vancouver

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ARNIE

Parbhani, India

#1 Jul 23, 2008
Hi saskatoon residents, need ur opinion, am thinkin of movin to saskatoon. Are there high availability of jobs available in general and are the hourly rates are good. How much is renting 1 bedroom in saskatoon. What is the weather throughout the year. Is it crime free. Do u think its a good move, i have heard lot of high paying jobs are vailable. Please express ur ideas. Thanks
Arnie
ARNIE

Parbhani, India

#2 Jul 23, 2008
Move to Saskatoon
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#3 Jul 23, 2008
ARNIE wrote:
Move to Saskatoon
IT HAS it's own headspace and Prairie charm,toooo booot!!!!....eh...Onward...GOD Bless....eh........
Robin

Fort Saint John, Canada

#4 Feb 13, 2009
No where is crime free. Go to the smallest town you can find and you will still find crime.
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#5 Feb 19, 2009
SO....GOD Bless...go...go....ONWARD...go od eat'n...eh...
pss

Canada

#6 Feb 24, 2009
ARNIE wrote:
Hi saskatoon residents, need ur opinion, am thinkin of movin to saskatoon. Are there high availability of jobs available in general and are the hourly rates are good. How much is renting 1 bedroom in saskatoon. What is the weather throughout the year. Is it crime free. Do u think its a good move, i have heard lot of high paying jobs are vailable. Please express ur ideas. Thanks
Arnie
So have you made the move yet? If not then I can maybe answer a few of your questions yet that went ignored :) Would be happy to.
to tell you the truth

Nipawin, Canada

#7 Mar 1, 2009
Although smaller and less congested as Vancouver, there are things you should be aware of before coming here. It is NOT like the west coast at all here in Saskatoon, in fact... it is almost always cold, and by cold, I mean like -30'C. Because of this horrible cold, you will not have a life like you did on the beautiful coast and will have to ALWAYS live inside, thus gain weight, and probably die earlier in life because of it. There is almost no culture here. I mean it. Compared to Vancouver, this is a back-a-tha-woods village. Sure they have a little play now and then, but no real celebrations for the masses... go figure, its always cold.
Say goodbye to clear running water streams and brooks, to mountains, to trees. Although Saskatoon boasts the beauty of the prairies, beyond that, there is nothing much else. I am sorry, but I wish I was back home on Vancouver Island. I miss my true home.
Doug

Honolulu, HI

#8 Mar 10, 2009
You need to get out and find out what Saskatoon is rally all about, don;t try to compare itm to Vancouver as there are nearly no comparisions. Saskaton will always have its winter gut it is like Vancouver that will always havwe its rain. Each of ther two cities can make you a great home a]with pklenty of quality and fun just give Sasaktoon the chance it deserves
Jacob

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Mar 12, 2009
Saskatoon is a hole, I lived there for over 30 years, the people are arrrogant and they figure that the city is as big as Los Angeles. I also lived in Regina and Prince Albert, they are great cities, and like night and day when compared to Saskatoon. Esthetically Saskatoon is very nice, but the people are a turn off.
saskatoon guy

Martensville, Canada

#10 Mar 23, 2009
hey whats up, ignore everything everyone has told you so far, saskatoon is pretty good, the weather can suck, but it's really only terrible from january to march, it;s tollerable, there is alot of work here, wages have gone up alot here in the last couple years. Saskatoon has plenty of culture, there is always tons of things going on here, saskatoon is a beautiful city, never been to vancouver, and even so i would never move from saskatoon to vancouver
ocannabis

Grande Prairie, Canada

#11 Mar 28, 2009
I've been thinking of moving to saskatoon, sounds like a decent town. Heard the crimes real bad though. How hard is it to find a place to live?
tim filler

Saskatoon, Canada

#12 Mar 30, 2009
Housing is overpriced here, winter is long and sucks badly. There is lots of jobs but they are mostly mcjobs and all start someone around 10-12 per hour. A 1 bedroom apartment in a good area of town, probably 950. A ok area 750. One in a shit neighborhood u are looking at 550. Weather is the utter absolute shits. I grew up and lived in vancouver until age 18. I am now 24. Wil be moving back to vancouver in the next year. The weather plays a large part in the reason of moving back. That and the lack of fun things to do here other than getting pissed, which is all peoploe here seem to do. So we will start with september my favorite month here. GOod weather mild maybe 18 C. Decent weather until late october mid nov. Then it starts to get cold. Nov and dec maybe -15 C. Then jan feb hits and you are looking at anywhere from -10 to -45 C. And thats not including the wind chill. Then slush and filth season hits in march. You have to wash your car everyday liol and the roads are a mess of slush and filthy pools of water. By mid to late april the slush is gone and it is now the beginning of dust and gravel season. Temperatures will be mild until june. However be careful where you walk outside cause you are liable to get dust in your eyes. Then sweat season begins in mid to late june. Temperatures will be around 25 to 30 C. Somedays over 30 C. Very sweaty and dusty time of the year. Not very nice if you work outdoors. Then near the mid august to late aug. The end of sweat season is here. And we now enter the one decent time of the year here, which is again FALL. WHich almost isnt so great because you know what season is coming next lol. So yes the weather here is the most horrible part. It is enough for me to leave without even considering the rampant crime, robberies, horrible neighborhoods, hate to say it but drunk natives drinking lysol(have seen them purchasing this on a number of occasions at grocery stores on the west side), lack of things to do, boring people, and boring jobs. However there is a few nice restaurants and it is nice to walk along the river or head out to bareass beach in the summer, which is really just a section of the sask river lol.
ryan james

Saskatoon, Canada

#13 Mar 30, 2009
That more or less sums it up tim. I have lived here my whole life but I have to agree.
Les

Saskatoon, Canada

#15 Apr 7, 2009
Wow, those are some of the worst reviews of S'toon I've ever read. I am moving back to S'toon from Calgary and am looking forward to it. Yes, there's no getting around those winters - if you're renting consider getting an apartment with underground parking. The summers are gorgeous though - way nicer than Calgary's. As for things to do I never had a problem finding them when I was growing up in S'toon. A lot of big name concerts come through town and the summer has a number of offerings (Jazz Festival, Folkfest, the Fringe, etc). In the winter you might have to join something or take a class to meet people and get out of house. I've been looking for a job here for a while and have noted a variety of jobs posted, many of which I'd classify as starter trade positions which depending on your background you may consider good paying positions.
Mws

Japan

#16 Apr 7, 2009
Its good to see that kind of different views and makes easy to decide. I'm also planning to move to Saskatoon around June this year and needed much infor about it. And I find much information about it now. Just curios if there would be cool job available for IT Programmers. And Whats the secret behind underground parking?
Alnsarge

St. John's, Canada

#17 Apr 17, 2009
Wow must be hard to call yourself Canadians when you complain so much about our 4 seasons. I live in Labrador where we get 2 seasons and winter goes until the end of May. -30 is mild for a winter here and we find outdoor activities to do all year round. Jobs can be found with competitive salaries Mining is becoming big in the province start there. I'm moving to Saskatoon over the next few months and can't wait.
Kev

UK

#18 Jun 6, 2009
I'm thinking of moving to Saskatoon from England any advise would be welcome
eugene

Calgary, Canada

#19 Aug 4, 2009
saskatoon guy wrote:
hey whats up, ignore everything everyone has told you so far, saskatoon is pretty good, the weather can suck, but it's really only terrible from january to march, it;s tollerable, there is alot of work here, wages have gone up alot here in the last couple years. Saskatoon has plenty of culture, there is always tons of things going on here, saskatoon is a beautiful city, never been to vancouver, and even so i would never move from saskatoon to vancouver
Hello,

My name is Eugene. I visited Saskatoon last year for a week coming from Calgary and I love the city. I didn't stay too long because I couldn't afford the hotel fees. I have a manufacturing engineering degree and I would live permanently in Saskatoon. My heart is still in Saskatoon because of how small the city is and how friend the people are. I am trying to find a job before moving there. Can you please help me find a job. Is it easier to finding a job from another province or inside Saskatoon. I am even ready to move in right now, should I find a job. Can you please give some advice (job website, agencies that hire). I applied for jobs in Saskatoon, but I didn't hear from anybody. Do you know companies or agencies that are in need of workers from any province. I can even come in for interviews on my own expenses. I am currently living in Calgary, but I have to move out at the end of August 2009. I can't wait to move to Saskatoon. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your help.

Eugene
SCAMMER

Regina, Canada

#20 Sep 17, 2009
eugene wrote:
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Hello,
My name is Eugene. I visited Saskatoon last year for a week coming from Calgary and I love the city. I didn't stay too long because I couldn't afford the hotel fees. I have a manufacturing engineering degree and I would live permanently in Saskatoon. My heart is still in Saskatoon because of how small the city is and how friend the people are. I am trying to find a job before moving there. Can you please help me find a job. Is it easier to finding a job from another province or inside Saskatoon. I am even ready to move in right now, should I find a job. Can you please give some advice (job website, agencies that hire). I applied for jobs in Saskatoon, but I didn't hear from anybody. Do you know companies or agencies that are in need of workers from any province. I can even come in for interviews on my own expenses. I am currently living in Calgary, but I have to move out at the end of August 2009. I can't wait to move to Saskatoon. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your help.
Eugene
THIS GUY IS A SCAM ARTIST - DO NOT TALK TO HIM.
Jacob

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Jan 2, 2010
ARNIE wrote:
Hi saskatoon residents, need ur opinion, am thinkin of movin to saskatoon. Are there high availability of jobs available in general and are the hourly rates are good. How much is renting 1 bedroom in saskatoon. What is the weather throughout the year. Is it crime free. Do u think its a good move, i have heard lot of high paying jobs are vailable. Please express ur ideas. Thanks
Arnie


There are alot of low paying jobs such as being a waiter in a restaurant, or washing cars. There is not much crime but people in Saskatoon like to glorify their crime rate in order to make the city appear larger than it is.

It is small and realestate is expensive. There is not much to do as well.

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