Hello and Best Holiday Wishes; An interesting article from the national newspaper in Canada today, about the growing need for skilled tradespeople in western Canada. The possibilities for American tradespeople are specifically mentioned. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/oil-patch-pushes-for-immigration-change/article2281526/ Reading the forums, there seem to be many skillful people on the site, who might be interested in the possibilities. Alberta is a beautiful place. My family lives on both sides of the border, and trash news hysteria aside, the lifestyle and attitude adjustments moving either way are fairly small. with best regards for 2012.