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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!
(03-02-2013 02:52 PM)stardust Wrote:  Hey everyone - this thread is great - thanks a lot to Scotian, Irishman, and all the rest who have provided so much information and access to a great opportunity.

I'm currently in Ottawa making $12.90/hr with my M.A. degree - so I've decided to take the plunge and head out west to look for opportunity. I'm a little worried about lacking a drivers license - looks like I'm going to have to wait a year before even having the intermediate class 5. I hope this doesn't handicap me too badly in finding something - it looks like the rigs won't be an option until that happens.

The big question right now is Edmonton or Calgary? I've read through and it seems like people have been able to succeed in both markets - I don't remember seeing a robust pros/cons list for both cities. Really looking forward to meeting everyone out there - it will be nice to have some quality wings!

Anyone centrally located in either city looking for an extra housemate at the moment?

Rent is cheaper in Edmonton. Meaning more money to save. Wink Calgary is prettier though. Tongue
03-02-2013 10:19 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - RossTan - 03-02-2013 10:19 PM
Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM