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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!
elabayarde: I"m not exactly sure how much engineers make but obviously it will depend on your education and work experience. I think most engineers work on salary, so they don't work a tonne of hours like us tradesmen do, but if an uneducated labourer can make 80-100K working 2 weeks on, 1 off rotation, I'm sure an engineer can make double that, easily. Also, I think engineers tend to work year round and not short term contracts like I do, its something you'll have to look into, try contacting the HR departments of some of the companies I listed on this thread. Honestly, if you can make $80-100K in the States, I'd probably stay there, at least you could live in a decent city or town, trust me, Fort Mac isn't the nicest place to live.

alchemist88: you can believe whatever you want bud, but you don't need post secondary education to get a job in the oil sands. I know WAY more high school drops outs or guys with just high school than I do people with ANY post secondary education, I'm not exaggerating. I don't meet too labourers with masters degrees whose job it is to change garbage bags or shovel snow, the unionized labourers can make up to $35/hour, literally to dig holes in the ground and do janitorial work like cleaning toilets, check out the website for more info if you want:

Here are a couple of positions available right now off the local 92 website:

CLEARWATER-SYNCRUDE AURORA (FT.MCMURRAY)- is requesting 3G/L to report March 4th at 7:30 am for orientation to perform general labour duties including heavy lifting, jack hammering, and general cleaning. Must be physically fit and able to climb stairs. Must have OSSA Confined Space Monitor & Entry, OSSA Firewatch and OSSA Orientatin. Duration is 3 shifts +, working 4x10's. Camp is available, however, locals are preferred.

BFI-SYNCRUDE BASE MINE (FT.MCMURRAY)- is requesting 1G/L to report March 6th at 7:30 am for orientation to perform general labour duties. Must have OSSA Orientation and a valid drivers license (with a drivers abstract). Duration is unknown, working 10x4 schedule and camp is available. *NOTE; all members who accept a dispatch for BFI will be subject to complete and pass an A&D and fitness test*

03-01-2012 01:13 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 03-01-2012 01:13 PM
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