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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!
(12-12-2012 09:22 PM)BadWolf Wrote:  China is about to flood the oil sands with low paid trades and workers, 3000 this year alone. Opinions?

I think this is the end of $$$ at the oil sands and the Canadian economy.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/20...enney.html

say goodbye to your jobs unless you like working for $10/hour

Key points from the article:

-They will accept only 3000 applications in the first year of the program (starting 2nd of January)

-The new program will give weight to applicants who already have a job offer in Canada or can prove they have recently worked in the trade and have a minimum of two years' experience or can show their occupation falls within the federal trade classification system

-The federal government will consult with the provinces to come up with a list of jobs where there are vacancies before January. The list is expected to include such trades as pipe-fitters, mechanics, transportation jobs and electricians

-Immigration lawyer Lorne Waldman said Monday that unless the government significantly reduces the language requirement for the skilled trades program, there will still be a major barrier to workers under the new program.
"Unless they make the (language) requirements very rudimentary it won't meet the objective," he said.

-The need for skilled tradespeople is particularly acute in Alberta. It's estimated the province will need 115,000 additional workers in skilled trades over the next 10 years.

-Sutherland believes the new program will be geared toward the kinds of jobs that Alberta desperately needs to fill, jobs that almost never got filled through the old system: "Pipefitters, welders, a lot of those skilled trades positions that are significantly in demand."

-But domestic sources won't be enough, he said, as by 2020 Canada will need an additional 320,000 skilled construction workers. "Only about half of those are going to come from domestic sources," he said. "So not that immigration is the total answer to our future labour challenges. It's an important part."

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Not too worrying I guess.

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12-13-2012 12:10 AM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Nima - 12-13-2012 12:10 AM
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