A Calgary man is struggling to find his job after graduating from a top military school.
He says he’s looking for a new job, but doesn’t think he’ll ever find it.
“I’m hoping it doesn’t happen.
It’s a big job and it takes a lot of time,” said Joe Prentice, 29, who had a job at the Canadian Forces Base at Edmonton, Alta., as a security guard for a few months in early 2017.
“My boss, I think, is not the same person as my current boss.”
The job Prentice held for a year was at the CFB Fort McMurray.
It pays about $80,000 a year.
Prentice is still looking for work.
“It’s definitely tough.
I’m going to go back to school, I’m not going to do this again,” he said.
Prentices family moved to Calgary in the late 1990s from Nova Scotia, where his father had worked as a paramedic and his mother worked in the oil industry.
Payson was born in New Brunswick, but spent time in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“In all honesty, I thought my family would be better off,” he recalled.
“They were always there for me.”
The family returned to Nova Scotia and Payson graduated from St. John’s University in Halifax.
“There’s always been a little bit of pride in being from Nova Scotian roots,” said Payson.
“You can’t always be like everybody else.”
Prentice said he was attracted to the job because he thought it was a stepping stone to a better life.
“A lot of people don’t go to school and it’s not like they have to get a degree, and you don’t have to go to college to get an education,” he explained.
Pyle’s mother, Patricia Prentice has lived in Edmonton for the last 10 years.
She was also a military wife for two years, working as a flight attendant and at the base as a nurse.
“The military was always the place where I felt most comfortable,” said Patricia Pyle.
“Being in the military meant being around people who were doing something that you could do,” she said.
She also said she would have liked to have stayed longer, but “things changed when I was working for the military.”
She’s now in Alberta with her husband.
“We’re trying to get the whole family together, but I think we have to give it everything,” said the retired firefighter.
Piston says he had a “dream job” before moving to Alberta.
“At first I didn’t want to think about it, but then I thought, ‘I know what I want to do.
I want my family to have a better quality of life,'” he said, laughing.
He said he also wanted to help his father get back on his feet after years of unemployment.
“He had to get on a diet, he had to quit his job,” said Patrick Piston.
Piron said his son has never had to use a cane and doesn’t have any trouble walking.
“When he has a problem, he gets a cane.
He has never really had problems,” he added.
Prouse said he feels the military is a “good place to work” but is not a “job of choice.”
“There is no way I would ever want to go work for someone who was not qualified,” he told CBC News.
Pomerant’s father is the commander of the Alberta Military Police Service, the highest rank in the Canadian military.
Poderant, who graduated from the Royal Military College in March, said he is “not a soldier” but does want to be involved in the community.
“That’s what I’m hoping to do,” he admitted.
“To go out and do things for people, help out people.
It would be nice to do something with the community.”
The Canadian Forces says there are about 5,200 members in the province, with about 565,000 people on active duty.
The force has also said it is making a concerted effort to recruit women.
“If you want to join the Canadian Armed Forces, it is the right place to do so,” said spokesperson Brigadier Paul DeCicco in an email.
The government has also launched a “women’s advancement” campaign, which will help recruit and train women for the role of first sergeant.