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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(02-25-2012 08:18 PM)scotian Wrote:  
(02-25-2012 07:32 PM)elabayarde Wrote:  So... Im receiving a Masters Degrees in MEchanical and Aerospace engineering in may. I am so down! For the pay that It sound like u can make. But, can the engineers like double up on contracts or something to get over time hours. Also, has anyone got to the bottom of the American getting a visa B.S.

With a masters degree in mechanical engineering, you shouldn't have a problem getting a visa into Canada, do some research on the immigration Canada website:

I'm sure you'll be well compensated at whichever company you end up working at, don't worry about OT hours, you'll have your hands full learning and doing whatever position you're put into. Trust me, this is a line of work where, if your employers sense that you have half a brain and some decent people skills, you will advance quickly.

I encourage you to come up here and check it out, I've worked with several Americans over the years and they all say that this is the best money that they've ever made. Tell your class mates too and anyone else in the states that you know, you have the skills that we need and trust me, you'll be welcomed here.



I have been doing alot of research on the engineering jobs in the oil sands. I am not particular about the quality of life where as I'm a USMC veteran and have dealt with shit conditions for next to nothing pay(But Ilove the Marine Corp with every drop of blood in me, ... its ironic). But, for a engineer in my field with an M.S. you start anywhere from 75,000-105,000 give or take. However, I CANNOT find any sort of info on pay for engineers on the oil sands. I am very serious about this and will be applying for visa and everything to try to start in the May-june time span. Does anyone know how much they are paying guys like me. I would like to know if the pay is even worth the living conditions for engineers. My plan would be to do the 6 months of time-whoring and 6 being and international whore(like we all here are Banana). But I want to know is the pay that much higher for us as well. THANK So much for all the intel guys!!! I'll be adding to it when I get up there for myself.
02-29-2012 03:57 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - elabayarde - 02-29-2012 03:57 PM
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