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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!
Don't be fooled by a "pre-apprenticeship".

They way it works in ALL provinces is you get hired by someone in the field you want, they indenture you, meaning, register you as an apprentice in that field. Only after that do your work hours count toward your apprenticeship. After 1 year, the employer will send you to either NAIT or SAIT (in Alberta) and then you go to school for 8 weeks. In that 8 weeks its basically testing you see that you have learned what you should have learned as a 1st year apprentice. If you get the passing score, you become a second year. You do this for 4 years and then when you think you are ready to write your licensing exam from the province and become a registered journeyman.

The pre-apprenticeship courses DO NOT count toward your schooling typically. At least in most provinces. If you want to learn more about a specific trade and gets a little ahead and know a little more, by all means take it.

I'm not.
10-08-2012 07:33 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Zeus - 10-08-2012 07:33 PM
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