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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!
(12-01-2013 02:54 PM)Dejan Wrote:  Hi everybody, finally after 20 days of waiting to be registered I got a chance to thank to ALL OF YOU (and you know who you are) for providing valuable information for all of as who are considering going to the Oil Sands.
Special THANX to Scotian (Brother, if our paths ever cross I'll pay for all you can eat and drink in one night. It is a promise. You deserve it)
Now my questions.
I have an Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma, acquired here in Ontario where I live. Also I have 12 years of experience working as an Industrial Electrician (Note: I'm not a licensed Journeyman Electrician, just a technician). My Q is: what are my chances of getting hired as an Electrical apprentice or an Instrumentation tech. apprentice, and how much those apprentices make?
Any info is appreciated.
P.S. SWEARBOX if you see this post please give some info about your apprenticeship since you are fresh in the instrumentation field

I'd say with your experience and education, you should be able to find work in Alberta without too much hassle. First year apprentices generally make about $18-22, depending on the company if you get a union job. Callup some electrical companies and see what they have to say, I've listed plenty throughout the thread but off the top of my head I know of Tarpon Energy Services, Chemco and all the the big contractors such as PCL, Kiewit, FT Services, JV Driver, Ledcor, etc.

Things are slow right now, generally December until March is the slowest part of the year unless you get on with a company that's involved in drilling or oil field services but it sounds like you want to get on the refinery/oil sands type of gigs at the big refineries and upgraders.

(12-01-2013 03:16 PM)Kdog Wrote:  Swearbox was banhammered.

That sucks!

Don’t sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.
12-01-2013 03:52 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! - scotian - 12-01-2013 03:52 PM