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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!
(03-04-2013 07:02 PM)Jay_Bird Wrote:  Hey guys I was just wondering is there a lot of camp jobs for tradesmen? I have a hookup for a camp job in Alberta doing a shitty job like kitchen work or janitorial work to get out there but I want to get into a trade. Only if its a camp job though, I dont want to rent a place and work that would defeat the purpose of me going out there.

You're being far too picky. I would go with the camp job, even if its slicing pickles in a kitchen, you'll be making decent money and you can make contacts with tradesmen and managers and find a trades job.

Most of us who move out west don't just walk into a trades job right away, unless you already have a hook up, it will be difficult. Most of the guys who have moved to Alberta are renting in Calgary or Edmonton and all of us start out as labourers/trainees, it isn't until you prove yourself that you will be offered an apprenticeship in a trade.

I worked in Calgary and Edmonton for two years gaining work experience and certification before I secured a camp job up north. There's tons of unskilled labour looking for the elusive camp jobs who are already in Alberta, why would a company hire a guy like you from out of province when they already have so many knocking at their door?

Don’t sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.
03-06-2013 12:56 AM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 03-06-2013 12:56 AM
Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM