REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 137
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Environment Canada - Students

Has anyone here worked for Environment Canada or know anything about them? How is the learning experience and pay wise here? Specifically for co-op but if you know anything about how the labs operate that'd be great

Thanks!
Advertisement
RuffleCopterz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
vyrospec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arkhangelsk
Posts: 824
Thanked 312 Times in 122 Posts
Never worked with them, but my economics TA used to work with them.
Being a government job, pay will be decent for sure and the shit ton of benefits. According to my TA, it was a pretty chill job but you may be annoyed by all those levels of bureaucracies they have in there.

Hope it helps.
vyrospec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
Need to Seek Professional Help
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,089
Thanked 248 Times in 116 Posts
Student Rates of Pay - Effective January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013
Special K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
McFogg The Dawg is my homeboy
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,007
Thanked 1,130 Times in 286 Posts
Hey OP what school do you go to?
kevin7352 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
WOAH...shut the music off...
 
GLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,802
Thanked 4,708 Times in 1,890 Posts
i believe i interviewed with them for a technical position (non-student) many years ago. pay i'd say was so-so only but being gov't the benefits were good. downside (or upside depending who you are) is that the position required a lot of travel...particularly to remote areas up north. seemed like an overall decent place to work at from what i remember, speaking with the senior guys that were interviewing me.
__________________
Feedback
http://www.revscene.net/forums/showthread.php?t=611711

Quote:
Greenstoner
1 rat shit ruins the whole congee
Quote:
[04-06, 11:34]radiomanI'm doing happy hour with bj#3 today
[07-04, 10:27]radiomani need just the tip
[22-12, 08:51]mellomandidnt think and went in straight..scrapped like a bitch
[17-09, 12:07]FastAnna glowjob
[17-09, 12:08]FastAnna I like dat

GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
c3m
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Van
Posts: 655
Thanked 933 Times in 145 Posts
Depends on what you do.
some co-op position starts at around 15 or so.

it really depends on your experience and education. with a degree you can get 18 for entry level and it goes up from there
c3m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #7
xxx
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,371
Thanked 758 Times in 237 Posts
Did two coop terms there a couple years back. Pay was around 18.30 IIRC. I mostly did database related work so it was fairly easy. The bureaucracy of a government job did not really affect me since my position didn't really require me to request access to anything that would require many layers of red tape and approval.

Overall I had a great time. My manager was nice and I enjoyed having the freedom to step away from my desk at any time which I guess is inherent in most office jobs. I also enjoyed being able to surf the web, watch YouTube, and stream online radio at my desk. As for the learning experience, I guess I got a lot of practice with Excel and one of their proprietary database programs and a bit of report writing so it was pretty good.
Oleophobic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #8
I don't get it
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 430
Thanked 175 Times in 22 Posts
I did 4 terms total, I pretty much agree with what above poster said. I loved the chill laidback environment.
Minata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 137
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Anyone worked in the science lab? For Chemists
RuffleCopterz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net