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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!
One thing that I've been meaning to write about, especially in light of the recent success of Irishman, is drilling and how it is probably the best option for guys from overseas.

Some of you may notice that in the early parts of this thread I often wrote that "I would never work on a rig" and I always push the trades pretty hard. Well since the provincial and federal governments make it hard for guys to become apprentices here until they are permanent residents, a process which can take a few years, I recommend going to work on the rigs for non-Canadians guys.

You'll make some serious cash and hopefully work your way up the ladder and if by the time you get your papers, you still want to go into a trade, you can do so then.

I'll admit that I don't know too much about the actual work that goes down on the rigs, I've just heard the horror stories (mostly urban legends) about the "rig pig" lifestyle. So hopefully Irishman continues to post here to shed light onto what rig life is all about.

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12-15-2012 11:53 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 12-15-2012 11:53 PM
Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM