Greg Alexander’s view on working in Canada: come and live it!

Professional Opinions

September 21, 2017

I am Canadian and have spent all my working years so far in the nuclear & defence industries between three countries : Canada, US and Europe, mostly UK.

I know these three countries share the same language, and many people assume as a consequence that they also have the same working culture and social interactions. In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth!

I often say I am trilingual : I speak American, Canadian and British English, and it is only half a joke!

I see Canada as a good midway point between US and UK working cultures: you have the entrepreneur’s attitude that you will find in US with a labor law that’s closer to Europe’s without being as constrictive.

This comparison also stands from a social culture point of view, as Canada is a well know melting pot where people mostly integrate and do not stand apart in their social and ethnic enclaves.

So at the risk of being accused of encouraging a general invasion of British nuclear experts in my dear country, I would say please come and try us on for challenging assignments in a great country!

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.


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