if anyone has any questions about the alberta oil sands, shoot me a pm or post a question in the thread.. I'm right in the middle of that game.Texas has plenty of Oil work don't they? There's a bunch of gigs down there to take a look into. Not sure what the industry in Alberta is looking like currently. I'm unsure if it has changed from above.
Damn, that's a nice pay schedule, what type of work do you do?The company I work for hires at $65,000 salary/year + $285/day every day you actually work along with a truck, fuel card, cell phone, an expense account and all equipment you need. A couple guys I met through tuning cars I ended up hiring and they will make $200k this year so the potential is there but it's hard work and sacrifice no one is looking to give hand outs and if you're not performing a pink slip will come your way pretty quick.
Just curious who you work for? Sounds like the job you are describing is above is a Tool Hand. Red Deer guy checking in.The bad news is it's very slow this year and jobs are hard to come by with no experience. You need to be here you need as above first aid, H2S and PST/petroleum safety training before you can get a job. Starting in most cases is likely $26-30/hr with time and 1/2 for the last 4hrs you work 12hr shifts. The company I work for hires at $65,000 salary/year + $285/day every day you actually work along with a truck, fuel card, cell phone, an expense account and all equipment you need. A couple guys I met through tuning cars I ended up hiring and they will make $200k this year so the potential is there but it's hard work and sacrifice no one is looking to give hand outs and if you're not performing a pink slip will come your way pretty quick.
I would look into Tridon Communications here in Alberta. Might be your best bet?Anyone here who can hook me up with a job ? I'm an Electrical Engineer and unfortunately specialized in Radio Frequency optimization, a field which is DEAD in Canada. Have been working for the past 5 years in the United States and US Immigration has decided to stop giving me TN Permits(their reason : you've been working too long in the U.S wtf ?!!?) I am back in Toronto. I am depressed and depression is getting the best of me.
If anyone can help I'll appreciate it. I'll take anything in the oil sands !
Any links or numbers you can share to get started?My brother is ~20 and making the bonuses/salaries listed here, through him I can attest that the money is there and i'm sure he won't mind me saying that they even paid for his relocation from Ontario.
Just factor in the potential health costs and that you're trading full days for dollars, if that sounds simple/normal to you and you're physically fit than you might just be well suited to work in the fields.
Lots of jobs up north.. I usually live in Calgary, its way better than Deadmonton. I find anyway. You could make yourself some sick cash building houses up here (in fort mcmurray). I have a friend that has opened his own company building custom homes.. he's doing alllllllllright! Or, if you want to start small, start building custom QUALITY basements, most family homes go for around 750k... with a bare basement. All sorts of work up here for independent contractors man. Write your own cheque.I've been considering the move for a while now, finishing my university degree in September and my Carpenter trade in Nov. Visited Edmonton in Jan and didn't really enjoy it, Calgary was a lot better and Banff was awesome. Any advice from anyone? Or help?
A good little bit of anti-oil propaganda you found.Undercover at the Tar Sands: What It's Really Like Working for Big Oil | Politics News | Rolling Stone
Interesting article about Oil sands