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is marine technician a trade in demande #500924
02/10/15 02:25 PM
02/10/15 02:25 PM
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Alberta, Canada
xvim Offline OP
xvim  Offline OP
Good day,

I just retired from the military and i'm looking to learn a trade that would help me find work in Belize. i have been reading about the lack of skill mechanic for boat and was wandering if it still true?

Thanks for your input smile

Re: is marine technician a trade in demande [Re: xvim] #500926
02/10/15 06:45 PM
02/10/15 06:45 PM
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ragman Offline
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You posted a message earlier today asking about the QRP. If you plan on working, that is not the program you should be looking at. You'll need a work permit and if you are going to stay you should apply for Permanent Residence after you have been here a year. I'm not sure you could get a work permit for a mechanic's job. You would have to own the shop and employ Belizeans. After you have permanent resident status you'll be OK I believe.

Your question about a trade. Well there are marine mechanics here. Most boats have outboard motors. There are dealers and mechanics who work for them. Of course a good mechanic is employable I suppose but it is competitive. Have you ever been here? You really need to come down and stay for a few months to get a feel for what is going on here. Good luck.

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Re: is marine technician a trade in demande [Re: xvim] #500997
02/12/15 09:14 AM
02/12/15 09:14 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
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Alberta, Canada
xvim Offline OP
xvim  Offline OP
Thank ragman for your replies, i'm looking at all the possibility that's why i asked about the QRP which i would prefer using than having to work smile

Re: is marine technician a trade in demande [Re: xvim] #501005
02/12/15 02:01 PM
02/12/15 02:01 PM
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Since we have started getting so many autos, vans, trucks (of all sizes) I have to wonder about mechanics that can work on them???

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Re: is marine technician a trade in demande [Re: ScubaLdy] #501126
02/16/15 12:21 PM
02/16/15 12:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
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BZ Bound Offline
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I've wondered about this. I have worked for BMW and Mini for 14 years. I am not planning on making my move to the island for 5-10 years though. Hopefully when I get there it will still be in demand.

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