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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!
(03-19-2013 07:43 PM)salmonfella Wrote:  really? why would the Alberta apprenticeship board say differently to me then? are they registered apprentices with Alberta board? or are they just being told they are and used for cheap labour? l i have 3 and a half years experience in electrical as a registered Irish apprentice that has been made redundant here in Ireland and they wont count that as i don't have PR so i cant understand how they would allow people with no experience on a 2 year visa undertake an apprenticeship which is 4 years long? i tried contacting the electrical union in Calgary but was told to contact AIT so i did and they told me i would not be able to get my hours counted or start and apprenticeship. and they also warned me that electrical is a regulated trade in Alberta and that if i was caught working in it i would be in for fines so i look forward to hearing from ya lux help a fellow Irish man out if ya can at all as this bit of information has made my month i would love to get into the oil sands as a skilled electrician if i could instead of an unskilled laborer.
Thanks Ross.Smile

I am a Irishman working out of Hall 1325 in Edmonton, where I have been granted Journeyman Status, I am here on a one Year IEC work Visa.....Not a Permanent Resident.

My Friend is an apprentice welder working out of local 720 also on a 1 year IEC visa.
This is real living proof.....not hypothetical hearsay.

The only conclusion I can come to regarding your case Salmonfella is that the Electrical trade varies a lot from country to country and tends to be more tightly regulated than the other trades, Irish qualifications don't even transfer directly to the UK.
03-20-2013 09:03 PM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Lux Interior - 03-20-2013 09:03 PM