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#494854 08/21/14 12:51 PM
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I realize that AC is mostly a tourist destination, but would an ex-pat have much of a chance in getting a job of any kind there? My son has certification in Computer Aided Drafting/Design, but it appears that it wouldn't help him much in AC. Any comments on jobs on the mainland versus AC would be appreciated.

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Development is skyrocketing on AC and architectural drawings must be submitted with building requests. Tell your son not to set his goal so low as to look for a job working for someone else when he can start his own business.


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Mac1 #494860 08/21/14 03:32 PM
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Elbert - shame on you - you know this guy can't work here. Why get his hopes up. Everyone must use a town approved architect for any project. I had a complete set of plans - drawn to scale with interior and exterior elevations, footings, roofs, etc. and they had to be redone by an approved guy.

BTW - some of the ones on the list work for the town board or building inspection. Surprise?


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Mac1 #494863 08/21/14 03:36 PM
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I would assume then that he could still start his on business on the internet, as one person suggested, and work for anyone in the U.S. online. As I was told as long as he doesn't have any clients in Belize, he should not have a problem with a work permit, etc.

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he could possibly do well as a CAD draftsman. Architects here are always looking for quality draftsmen.
There's nothing that says he won't be able to get a work permit

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And shame on you ScubaLdy for trying to use a non-BZ registered architect, then finding a very un-ethical reg. architect to sign off/stamp someone else's work....

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Seems like a double standard to me.
Jobs are scarce in the US also, but we don't prevent Belizeans from coming and working.
This from Wiki......
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About one out of every three Belizeans now live overseas and outside of Belize; the majority have migrated to Anglophone countries, especially the United States, where there are some 54,925 Belizeans,[1] and the United Kingdom, with around 3,000 Belizeans. Smaller numbers now live in Canada.

This is close to 20% of their entire population in the States alone, and by some accounts 1/3 of all Belizeans are in the US, many illegaly.

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Nothing says a foreigner can't work in Belize. What's the dbl standard? Way easier for a foreigner to get right to work in BLZ than a Belizean to get right to work in N. America

Mac1 #494926 08/23/14 09:33 AM
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artisan ---- ask any Belizean about how it is to get a visa to even visit the US these days ....... there is no welcome-mat out for them any a'tall. Not even as a tourist.

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Yes ,agreed, it's a hot potato issue right now, this doesn't change the fact that there are at least 55,000 of their meager population there.
What with all that's been going on their, most of our jobs went to other countries anyway.
What I took issue with was "cracked up's" "shame on you" crack, both engineers/architects from both countries are getting well paid.
We all need jobs!

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