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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!
(03-05-2014 09:43 PM)komatiite Wrote:  
(03-05-2014 07:59 PM)blazer88888 Wrote:  
(12-06-2013 09:46 PM)scotian Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 05:35 PM)blazer88888 Wrote:  Hey guys I'm looking for some solid advice here. I'm 19 living in Canada, Toronto to be exact. I was in university last year but decided it just wasn't for me so here I am taking this year off to figure things out. I'm seriously interested going over to Alberta to work the oil sands but I haven't got any experience in the construction/oil/trades business. I've only got retail experience.

So, what should someone in my position do? I want to do more then just shovel snow or dig trenches so what's the best Certificate/Diploma that I should attain in the shortest amount of time to maximize my earnings while over there? Electrical tech, management etc.


Is making quick money your main objective or would you consider taking a two year technical diploma and get into something that would be more of a career? If I was 19, that's what I would do.

What technical diplomas could I explore?

Well, what are you interested in doing?

Does anything listed there pique your interest?

I've been looking at electrician and NDT for a while now. I'm not a big guy so I can't imagine doing welding or pipefitting for the long run. My plan for a while now has been to attend SAIT for their electrician pre-employment program since finding a company to sponsor you apprenticeship is getting more rare last I heard. After that I suppose I'd just hit up all the head offices of electrical companies and offer my services.
03-06-2014 05:07 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! - blazer88888 - 03-06-2014 05:07 PM