I am in the process of completing my MA in planning here in the UK and am seriously considering relocating to Canada primarily because of the cost of living here. By the time I make the big move (hopefully at the end of 2010) I would have had 4 years local authority (or municipal) experience as a development control planner. I may point out that Canada is not new to me as I did my undergraduate degree in Political Science there. My questions are
1. Is there a demand for planners with my level of experience in Canada? If so any particular areas ?
2. Given that there is some difference in the way the planning system works in Canada, is it best to do some sort of Canadian planning course ?
3. How much am i looking at salary wise....?
One of the my primary reasons for seeking to come back to Canada is because the money may not be fantastic but you can make a comfortable living - here the money may seem quite high but its difficult to actually save anything...
sorry for the long question...