Sunday, April 28, 2013

Assignment in Edmonton

Today I would like to discuss Edmonton in Canada. If you were to be sent to Edmonton on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north. You will meet people who speak English and French (both official).

The cost of clothing, food and beverages, and transport is very high. The cost of housing is high. Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is the province's second-largest city. Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern and central Alberta and a major centre for the oil and gas industry. Despite the focus on oil and gas, Edmonton's economy is one of the most diverse in Canada with strong industrial, technology, biotech, research and education sectors.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience minimal hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Edmonton or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Edmonton again?