Changing job from London Ontario to Calgary?
My wife and I have no kids; both around 35 years old.
My wife works as a purchaser in London area, $40k per year. If we move to Calgary, she needs to look for a new job; not sure if she could get it easily. So our family income will be lower than that in London for a while if we move to AB. She applied for jobs in Calgary around the same time when I applied for this position. But no luck.
Bought a house in London 1.5 years ago.
Don't know if the salary raise,~20%,is good enough for this job switch from London to Calgary, given higher living expenses in Calgary. I searched online; it seems overall Calgary is about 20% more expensive than London, Ontario.
Not too sure of the economy/ job market in Calgary in the future; I heard it is not as good as before. (Neither I nor my wife is in oil/gas industry)
A leadership position is one of the major reasons for me to applied for the job in Calgary in the first place, as an important step for my career development.
Never lived in Calgary; heard of the weather is not as bad as people think. The winter is 'dry cold', better than the 'wet cold' in London, according to the HR lady.
Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks a lot.