Elliott Chan

Edmonton

“The first job I ever had was delivering newspapers. I made $30 every two weeks, which was a lot of money for a seventh grader.

I went to NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), and civil engineering just seemed to be a good industry to get into. One that's recession-proof to some extent.

I'm the city inspector. I meet up with contractors and find out what they want to get done for the day, supervise throughout the day, check their work, and do reports on it. This is my first year with the city. If I had a favorite project it'd be a residential development project where I first got industry exposure and learned a lot.

Since I just finished school, paying off school loans and making money motivates me to work hard. But also, working to make the city a better place.”

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