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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!
(04-24-2012 09:01 AM)Bad Hussar Wrote:  
(04-23-2012 09:05 PM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  Hey man, it's great to see another guy here who works there. Great advice on joining a union first...but for someone fresh in the game, how would one go about that? Would you suggest to go straight to their head office and ask to be registered even without being part of their trade at the time but looking to get into it? Can you shed some lights into that?

Scotian,
Thanks for posting pics of your room at the camp, it really gives a good idea of what to expect.

Has anyone else from here made the move to AB or is about to make it in the nexg 1-3 months? I'm ready to pull the trigger and go soon...

Am very seriously considering it. I realy like the idea of working hard (12 hr shifts, 7 days a week) and playing harder (long stretches of time off to travel and have a blast between rotations).

It seems that I have some skills that may be usefull in the logistics and contract admin fields. Problem is that I'm on the other side of the world, literally, right now. Don't want to give up my gig here without having arranged employment there first.

Obviously makes it a bit difficult for an employer if you are not only not in-province, but not in-hemisphere. But I'll apply and see what happens. I'm guessing oil and gas companies are more used to applications from abroad than most typical Canadian companies. I am Cananadian (Molson Canadian), so at least there are no work permit issues, but it must still be difficult for employers to make decisions on someone half the world away.

No rush man, the oil sands are should be booming strong for the next few years anyway, unless of course the price of oil tanks, which I don't think will happen, or "alternative energy" options replace the need for oil (ya right!). Take your time and enjoy your travels because working in this place sucks massive balls compared to travelling the world.

Don’t sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.
04-24-2012 12:38 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 04-24-2012 12:38 PM
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