Calgary Resources and Helpful Links
Marnie Campbell Realty Group has put together an extensive list of Calgary resources and helpful links that we think will be of value to you when moving to Calgary or a new neighbourhood.
Executive Accommodations in Calgary
Sometimes with the transition in relocating from one city to another, or when you are in between homes you require accommodations for an extended period. Moving to Calgary and all you have is your personal belongings? An executive suite may be a great option, as it comes furnished and fully equipped to provide you will all the comforts of home. Calgary is a large city with a number of options to rent, however you may need to know which neigbhourhood is right for you. Need easy access to downtown, want to live by the LRT line, a school or nearby amenities?
Relocating to Calgary and searching for short term accomodations before you buy? Marnie Campbell Realty Group can provide advice about accomodations when in transition.
Calgary is known for its employment in the oil and gas sector. There are close to 1000 oil and gas companies that call Calgary home, including EnCana, Suncor, Shell Canada and Talisman Energy. In addition to oil and gas jobs, there is demand for employment in Calgary in the retail, transportation, manufacturing, technology and health sectors. The new Calgary South Hospital is currently hiring.
Calgary Job Board
City of Calgary Employment
Workopolis, Calgary Jobs
Calgary Oil Jobs
Calgary Stampede Employment
Alberta Health Services Careers
Calgary Board of Education Employment
Calgary Catholic School Board Careers
Getting Around Calgary
Calgary is a city with over 1 million people and covers an area of over 500 square kilometers, which means you need to know how you are going to get around. If you are driving, Calgary has a number of main arteries leading in and out of the downtown core. Like all large cities, Calgary can have its traffic issues, but the City of Calgary takes transportation seriously and is always trying to improve it.
Valuable Calgary iPhone apps to beat traffic are YYC Parking which shows real time available parking spots at City of Calgary parking lots and YYC Roads which has road conditions and access to traffic cameras.
If you regularly need public transporation, you may want to live close to the LRT line. The LRT (Light Rail Transit) or C-Train is Calgary’s version of the metro, subway or Tube, although the majority of the lines are above ground. The LRT currently runs from the deep South to Somerset-Bridlewood Station, to the deep Northwest to Crowfoot Station and to the far Northeast to Saddletowne. Calgary is in the process of completing a new West leg of the LRT line to end at 69th Street Station.
Next Stop is a handy and time-saving app for iPhone and iPod touch which lets you get the next Calgary Transit bus times so you never have to miss the bus again.
Calgary has over 700 kilometers of amazing and extensive pathways and bike paths. Many of the paths run along the Bow River or Elbow River, or through some of Calgary’s best parks like Fish Creek Park, Stanley Park and Bowmont Park.
A cool iPhone app for walking or biking around Calgary is the City of Calgary Pathways & Bikeways app.
Most of Alberta's electricity is from coal and natural gas, while other forms include wind, water, biomass and waste heat. In Alberta, consumers are able to choose the provider they want for their electricity as well as the rate plan.
A great resouce for finding out more information about Alberta's electricity and gas costs, energy tips and contract advice is the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA).
Cable, Phone & Internet
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