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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!

If you want to be as informed as possible, this thread is a goldmine of info. Absorb everything here.

That being said, your game plan is ideal and on the right path. We (RVF oil sands crew, as I believe we were labelled as) all ran the same plan, and we're all employed, settled, and on the path that this thread promises: success. Don't over-complicate your plan, because there isn't much complication to begin with. I agree that it is scary to make such a move since it is new territory for us East-Coaster's and those abroad. Keep in mind that when and if you get here, network ASAP and as often as you can, and physically hit up the shops/offices and ask for the owner/manager, with resume on hand. This greatly increases your chances of getting hired, no matter what is on your resume.

Also, you WILL encounter hiccups and obstacles. You cannot calculate every variable, no matter how informed you are. You learn the most when you're actually here, and learning from others face-to-face. Seeing as you're already a Canadian citizen, that's half the battle.

The hardest part of all this is making the move. Kinda like giving a speech or presentation. You get the jitters before you go up there in front of that crowd, psyching yourself out with 'what-if' scenarios, but once you do it, it really isn't so bad.
09-14-2013 05:45 AM
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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! - Albertron - 09-14-2013 05:45 AM