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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!
(10-25-2013 12:57 AM)WesternCancer Wrote:  Good stuff swearbox, when you're quoting prices for housing is that for Edmonton?

What kind of places are these guys in (niceness wise) because looking on craigslist I've found a bunch of places you can get a room for ~500/mth.

Also update on my end: I think I'm going to hold off on getting a car until I get to Alberta. The hassle of changing over insurance/registration/whatever coupled with my complete inexperience at driving in the winter would mean almost certain death driving thru the rockies in december lol.

Anyone have any data on Saskatchewan. I think scotian mentioned he went there. Are there similar opportunities out there? My buddy is out there and said I could stay with him till I find a job, but I think hes just trying to trick me into going there since its so damn boring, ha.

Man it depends on where he is. If it's Regina, personally, I wouldn't waste my time--there's nothing but garbage retail gigs and construction, i don't care what anyone says. If it's Estevan, Kindersley, Weyburn, Swift Current, etc, I say go for it if he's letting you crash with him. I don't know about the shutdown maintenance type work, but I hear there's service/drilling rigs, well testing, fraccing, etc. going on. The problem is there's no place to live in those crappy, garbage towns, but if you have a place to stay, go for it.
10-25-2013 08:10 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! - Temm - 10-25-2013 08:10 PM