I am leaning towards getting my training done at Harv's Air. They aren't the closest to where I live, but, getting away from the distractions of the city may be the ideal way to get my ratings done and study for those tests! Also, does Harv's have a high turnover rate of instructors? Obviously, this could affect my career decision making process as well.
If anybody did any training at Harv's and has any advice on any aspect of their experience there I would love to hear about them.
I can't tell you much about Harv's other than they have a great reputation in the industry. If you're looking to stay in the province, then you're going to be working for Perimeter. Its hard to avoid. My advice is to get started early. Once you've got you flight test done (min 150 hrs) get a job working ramp/cargo/reservations at Perimeter.
Aviation works on seniority, get in quick. You have to put in your time in non flying duties which is usually 1 year. Expect 2 years, but there have been cases where its been only a month. It all depends on the state of the industry. Use your off time to get your multi/ifr, then build time towards your 200 requirement for the cpl. By the time everything comes together, you'll be sitting pretty for a right seat job logging good hours.
If at that time there's no movement, get an instructors rating. You can save some money with sim lessons as an employee, which you could bank towards the instructor rating.
Best of luck