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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!
for those interested to work in the rigs i strongly suggest reading this thread it has more than 200 pages
a lot of good info about the work conditions , positions , salaries, time of the year to make the move and tons of success and horror stories
it started on 2004 and still going to this day
and yes i've read 214 pages i wouldn't make such a decision without doing my homework
it was the first thread that i read about work in the oil and gas industry in alberta

it's been a longtime since i've read it, to sum it up
1- you need to get H2S, CSTS, first aid and a valid DL
2- service rigs are busy all year long , drilling rigs are busy from september to april
3-service rigs are physically more demanding
4-for entry level position you need to make the move to the following towns and apply in person : Red Deer ,Nisku , Calgary, Grande Prairie etc
5- best time of the year for green guys to apply is on late august / early september
*one of the guys can correct the info about the rigs if i'm mistaken
@ Rosstan dropping knowledge as usual
my roommate got his first job in Edmonton with qmm, he applied in person and got a job on the spot ,if you have a valid passport and tell them you are willing to travel , they have a lot of travelling opportunities in the us and western provinces it's not a bad gig for guys on the down time/winter to make cash
07-31-2013 07:00 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! - Habsguy - 07-31-2013 07:00 PM