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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!
(06-29-2012 12:47 PM)_Samo_ Wrote:  Its probably been asked already but, what are the most desired trades the companies are looking for?

As you guys can probably tell I am a big proponent of the skilled trades, basically you get a job as an apprentice and start work right away and learn hands on how to do the job. You go back to school each year for about 8 weeks, then at the end you have the journey man ticket, in Alberta these guys are making $40-45/hour.

So, take your pick: scaffolding, iron worker, welder, pipe fitter, plumber, electrician, industrial instrumentation, industrial insulator, crane operator, diesel mechanic, etc. Basically any trade that is related to oil and gas and you can't go wrong.

You want to pick a trade that can be done in different areas like cities so if you get sick and tired of working at remote job sites, which you will eventually, you can just move and do your trade there, electrician, plumber and welder are really good for that.

check out the websites of the many contractor companies I have listed throughout this thread, go to the job sections and you will get a better idea of what is in demand

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06-29-2012 08:38 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 06-29-2012 08:38 PM
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