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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!
He would definitely land a job.....the technician diploma may set him up well for a career in instrumentation or as an electrician (MEGA-bucks). If I had a trade, it would likely be as an industrial electrician. It's dangerous if you aren't smart and safe but you make ridiculous coin for the effort.

If he wants a trade...there's a lot of electronics to install and maintain on all these refineries, upgraders, wellheads, etc. Hell, I met a guy last year who installed and maintained cell towers up north--he started a company and pulled down close to a million a year with 2 helpers.

If he wants to be in an office, he should move out here and work towards finishing his technology degree so he can't get the CET designation. That will open a lot of doors.


(10-07-2012 01:32 AM)23Billion Wrote:  Hey Ecksie thanks for the reply man.

Hey man another question. I told my buddy about what you said. I basically copied it and emailed it to him.

He then asked me to ask you about the job prospects for his older cousin who has an Electronics Technician Diploma from college in Toronto, and an unfinished Bachelor of Technology from the same school with absolutely no experience. I was told that the guy could not find any job at all so he discontinued his degree. I think I met him once he was so down and he was also working in retail. He told me to post the list of his qualifications to you so you'd know since you're a technical guy. So that guy's qualifications are:

1) Bachelor of Technology - unfinished degree
2) Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma, completed but no experience
3) CCNNA = Cisco Certified Network Associate. i was told this was a hard to get thing but he didn't find a job either because there are no jobs in Ontario.
4) A+ certification.

The dude had to get any job he could find to pay bills and support his family. So I am told he didn't find any job in his field.

Would that guy be able to land any decent paying jobs?
10-09-2012 11:26 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Ecksie - 10-09-2012 11:26 PM
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