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I remember in my right-wing days smugly stating that if there wasn’t work where a person lived, they should just move to where the jobs were. Just like that. I was young, and had little concept of community, extended family, roots. “Just pick up, and move,” I thought.
This question of moving for work may become increasingly relevant to all of us. As jobs are eliminated and new ones created in new locales, Canadians may need to contemplate uprooting for the sake of a job.
I’m doing it. I’m moving from Vancouver to Yellowknife. The new job is exciting and personally relevant to me, but it’s hard leaving 20 years of experiences and networks, close friendships and my gastown neighbourhood (not to mention my little loft itself!).
So readers: here’s a question for you: Under what circumstances would you consider a move, for a job? Would you ever do it? Have you done it? Regrets or glad you did so?