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Subject: what is a good monthly salary in canada
  Hi. im 16yrs old and thinking of going to live in canada. i want to join the CA force (canadian army) as an NCM which get paid around $2663 as a new rank salary it will increase as rank increases.(health and dental included) i want to know is $2663 a good monthly salary or not. can i live a comfortable life with this salary ?
[09-10-2011,01:56]
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Andrew
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Most folks who serve in the army are in it not for the money. Your motive is wrong and with such an attitude, you might endanger the lives of others.
[09-10-2011,10:23]
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SG
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Are you a Canadian citizen? You can´t join the Canadian Armed Forces unless you are a Canadian citizen. Although occasionally they will allow a Canadian Permanent Resident to join if they cannot fill a position with a Canadian citizen.

And no, that is not a high monthly salary. As SG mentioned, most people don´t join the army for the money.

[09-10-2011,11:29]
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Anonymous
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Most Canadians do not live comfortably on one salary, never mind two. Life here is expensive.

http://www.muchmormagazine.com/2010/06/the-average-canadian-family-income-stats-can/

as you have been told by others, the Canadian Forces is an honourable profession but you must be a citizen. It is absolutely not a high paying job.

[09-10-2011,16:10]
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Sharon
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You are a 16 year old and want to move to canada to join Canadian forces? they will throw you out at the port of entry.
[09-10-2011,18:20]
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Lulz
To SG (in reply to: what is a good monthly salary in canada)
Since when being assertive about wha you want means "having an attitude".
Andrew: Become a canadian citizen first and after you can join the army. However once you are here you may find less risky jobs than that and you can end up earning 3,000 a month if you are really willing to put a fair amount of hours working. As per 2600 a month, it all depends on what you consider comfort.
For example in the Vancouver area:
If you want to live in downtown which is the most convenient location:
Bachelor suite: 800-900 a month rent ( usually includes hear and hot water)
Monthly bus pass ( if you don´t mind riding the bus or skytrain, which is usually more convenient and less expensive than owing a car)- price ranges between 80 to 120 dollars a month. Just in rent and transportation almost a big chunck of your income is gone. Food is expensive too. Not to say entertainment : Going out for a drink and dinner not less than 100 dollars each time.
You can save by having roomates or moving to the suburbs but there are some inconveniences by doing that. I realize that most people that are not born wealthy are just getting by after paying rent, transortation, food and utilities.

[10-10-2011,00:28]
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Vitorelli
There are some other trades (in reply to: what is a good monthly salary in canada)
Construction pays decent money but also you must be willing to put enough hours. Nurses also make decent money , but you ust be willing to get in debt in order to meet the education requirements and also have a passion for wiping asses. Dentist make 60 dollars an hour ( but these are professions that require years of study and thousandos of dollars to put you in debt).
[10-10-2011,00:33]
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Vitorelli
Responding to yur question (in reply to: what is a good monthly salary in canada)
2663 a month is not a terrible wage in comparison with the average that people make. If you are willing to live frugaly and are not a big splurger you can make ends meet with it. You can have a roomate and maybe live in a not very central location.
[10-10-2011,00:38]
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Vitorelli
(in reply to: what is a good monthly salary in canada)
Moving to Canada without a lot of money is gambling. The odds are against you. You must be very desperate Andrew.
[10-10-2011,01:39]
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berg
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I suspect Andrew was hoping to get a PR after serving Canadian army - similar to a US program. Maybe there is a program for that.
[11-10-2011,09:04]
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SG
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"I suspect Andrew was hoping to get a PR after serving Canadian army - similar to a US program. Maybe there is a program for that."

No there isn´t.


[12-10-2011,01:07]
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DocD