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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada: The Hottest Job Market on the Planet

Do you know where Fort McMurray, Alberta is?

Most people don't. But if you are looking for the next great job market – this is the place to be! Last Sunday 60 Minutes did a piece on this oil boom town that’s a must see for oil investors and job seekers.

What’s holding them back is labor — the shortage of it. Brian Jean says another 100,000 people are needed in Fort McMurray. That’s why one oil company has built a runway to fly workers daily from civilization to Fort McMurray. But why would anyone want to come work in a place where temperatures plummet to 40 below and the sun sets shortly after it rises in the long winter? Well, perhaps because the oil companies pay some of the highest salaries in North America. Take Josh Lichti, who says he could be making $120,000 by the time he is 22. "It’s amazing," he says.

You can read the full transcript of the story here >>

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to work in Fort McMurray and the money sounds good but I don't know where to start. I would like an apprentice position as I'm young and would like to learn. I have a bit of college but nothing specific. I can't see myself just buying a plane ticket to wander around town looking for employment but maybe that's what it takes. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

I presently live in Fort Mc and my suggestion is get on the internet - all the companies use this as the major hiring tool. Use company websites - www.suncor.com, www.syncrude.com and www.workopolis.com. That should be a start

G. Elbanna said...

I live in Ottawa and I heard about the job opportunities that is booming in Fort McMurry. Unfortunately, I cannot afford the travell expenses just to fish for work. I would like to send my resume to potential companies there and when I get a job offer, I can go there. Unless I get a contact person or organization who is willing to sponsor all my expenses to spend a month in Fort McMurry looking for a job opportunity. I have a Bsc of Civil Engineering from Alexandria Unversity in 1982 and Certificate of Equivalency from the Unversity of Toronto in 1989. I have worked as a Civil Engineer in Alex. Egypt (7 years construction buildings, harbours, highways, etc) and in Ottawa, Canada (5 years in reviewing blue print for building condominums and houses shopping centers etc.) I have also a certificate as instructors from the Internatinal Language Program, Ottawa Board of Education, approved by the Ontario Ministery of Education. I worked for 7 years as instructors. I can teach Math, business management, Arabic Language. I worked also a Business Consultant with so many companies for 7 years doing market research, fesability studies, training, public speaking ( I have a Certificate of Able Toastmaster, the largest institution in public speaking and management). I have not been working for the past 3 years. I am willing to accept any reasonable offer that will allow me to move. I am married and have two children ( boy, 20 years, girl, 17 years). Is anyone has a suggestion to me or can provide assistance please email me at gelbanna@sympatico.ca. Many thanks for advance as I look forward to receiving your immediate care and attention. You may wish to send me a link to different private businesses or corporations or organizations profit or non-profit as a potential leads for employment opportunities.

rhyno_man said...

I am a young guy from the Niagara On The Lake area. I am a college student in electrical engineering, as well i have some co-op experience in the electrical field. I am very eager to begin working an was told that Fort McMurry would be an excellent place to begin a career/apprenticeship. I know that it will be a bit of a change moving to a new area but i am willing to do anything to do what i love electrical work. Our area does not have many jobs in my field available at the present time even though i live very close to our Sir Adam Beck hydro station, these places only look to hire ppl with lots of experience. if i could get any information on places to look for work it would b greatle appreciated. Email rhyno_man@hotmail.com.

rhyno_man said...

I am a young guy from the Niagara On The Lake area. I am a college student in electrical engineering, as well i have some co-op experience in the electrical field. I am very eager to begin working an was told that Fort McMurry would be an excellent place to begin a career/apprenticeship. I know that it will be a bit of a change moving to a new area but i am willing to do anything to do what i love electrical work. Our area does not have many jobs in my field available at the present time even though i live very close to our Sir Adam Beck hydro station, these places only look to hire ppl with lots of experience. if i could get any information on places to look for work it would b greatle appreciated. Email rhyno_man@hotmail.com.

C.M Russell said...

Start with;

http://www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca/

http://career.kcdc.ca/jobs/fort.php

www.whatoiljobs.com/

http://ca.hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobs/AB/Fort-Mcmurray

anonymous said...

I was born and raised in Fort McMurray and seen the population more than double. The place needs people but the city simply can't handle it. Housing prices are ludicriously high (averaging about 400k) and 1 bedroom apartments rent for 4 figures a month. So that wage sounds great until you have to pay your bills! My advice: Don't just pack your bags and go, and do your research!!! secure a place to live first, because too many people didn't think first and now live in campgrounds. And living at camp next to a smoke stack isn't as great as it sounds either.

Anonymous said...

I watched a CBS special last night and they mentioned the employment opportunities in your area. Is it true that a good number of individuals that work in the mining industry are making 100-150,000 per year at this moment? They mentioned this in the news story, but so far I haven't been able to find much information on salary levels of heavy equipment operators to skilled technicians. Any suggestions on where to look and whether or not the numbers they mentioned are true? If so, what are the fields that are paying the most? I appreciate your help. Thank you very much for your time.

Anonymous said...

im from the philippines and i was informed by my relatives in quebec that Fort McMurray needs manpower. Is there a way that i be employed for whatever work is available

Anonymous said...

I am a first year electrical apprentice with residential and some commercial construction experience. Myself and a 3rd year apprentice who I work with would love to go to Alberta to make some $$$. I have a son and wife which I would leave behind here in BC so taking off without having lined something up is not an option. Willing to stay in camp or whatever it takes. Any contacts would b greatly appreciated, e-mail pokerflow@hotmail.com. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I live in the Okanagan and would like to spend weekends here. I am 47 years old, have a class A drivers licence, driving experience and an impressive resume. Is there anything there for me?
email onenelson@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to have spent a considerable amount of time in the Northern US and Canada while enlisted in the US Coast Guard. It would be a wonderful experience to relocate to Fort McMurray if it were feasible from a cost of living standpoint. My wife is currently working in education as an assistant and we feel a positive move for us would be a good thing. I have a diverse resume that covers many aspects of the numerous operations going on up North and would love to explore the idea. Any comments or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Ebroker2@verizon.net

Amerman said...

I am a 30 yr construction Professional. I was considering taking a position in Ft Mc Murray, but have been informed that the locals are protesting the presence of foreign workers (if an American is considered a foreigner). Would someone from the area comment on this

Anonymous said...

I have worked in the Petrochemical plant Kemya(joint venture with EXXON Mobil) for about 10 years in the ANALYZER INSTRUMENTATION maintenance department as ANALYZER TECHNICIAN. And I do have 8 years of Chemical Analysis experince, and I worked in the Pharmaceutical plant and Chemical Industry as QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST AND CHEMIST
I am well versed in the maintenance as well as Chemical Analysis. I have hands on experience in Gas Chromatograph, HPLC, X-Ray Spectrometer, IR/UV/Visble-spectrophotometer, O2,gas detectors,pH, conductivty, TOC,H2S,MeltIndexer, Transmitters-temp/flow/pressure and Lab support equipment.
Now I live in Manitoba, working for a well known Pharmaceutical plant as QC Analyst.
I would appreciate if any one could give me suggestion or guidlines to get a job in the oil industry in Ft McMurray or Anywhere in Alberta.
Thanks
my email id : sp_sam2005@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am currently looking to move to fort mcmurray to try to get a job in the heavy equipment field i am a licenced mechanic, but i dont no where to start any help please

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I m a 27 years old woman. I have a business administration bachelor and I d like to have a job in Fort McMurray. I live now in Montreal. Can you give me some infos:)?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Now I live in Manitoba, I would like to move to Alberta as I have petrochemical Industry experience. But I don't know which place will be better in terms of job opportunities. Is there any one to give me some info plsss ?. I would appreciate for your info.
id: sp_sam2005@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

do your job finding research first,make sure your passport and work visa is current,get a copy of your dept.of motor vehicles drivers report in hand,and what almost nobody thinks to do...get a background check copy from your local police dept and have it certified so you can attest to be as squeaky clean as you say...works for me and I went to Angola and worked for Cabinda-Gulf oil...12 weeks and $12600 usd for two tours of duty..6wks on,4wks off..Bob W. ,Richmond,VA USA

Anonymous said...

hi, I heard on NPR radio news of the job opportunities in fort mcmurry. I live in Mexico, but am a us citizen. I have worked in the medical field for the past 30 yrs front dest & insurance billing. does anyone know of a web site offering this kind of employment in fort mcmurry..please write tlarri52@hotmail.com Are the salaries really that great..thanks

Anonymous said...

hi, I heard on NPR radio news of the job opportunities in fort mcmurry. I live in Mexico, but am a us citizen. I have worked in the medical field for the past 30 yrs front dest & insurance billing. does anyone know of a web site offering this kind of employment in fort mcmurry..please write tlarri52@hotmail.com Are the salaries really that great..thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi, My family currently lives in Oklahoma. My husband works with a guy that told him a company was paying a 20k sign on bonus and 150k a year for new employeess to hail sand-oil or oil-sand,( not sure which it's called) Has anyone heard of what company this may be? His friend said you can fill out an application online with a resume. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you .

Anonymous said...

Re: Post Below.

I am a U.S. based documentary photographer and would like to speak with user who posted below comment and life long residents of Fort McMurray and/or long-time workers. I am in the research stages of my story but will be travelling to F.M. in the near future to begin shooting. Please contact me at: picassosblueperiod@gmail.com.

Thank you.



"anonymous said...
I was born and raised in Fort McMurray and seen the population more than double. The place needs people but the city simply can't handle it. Housing prices are ludicriously high (averaging about 400k) and 1 bedroom apartments rent for 4 figures a month. So that wage sounds great until you have to pay your bills! My advice: Don't just pack your bags and go, and do your research!!! secure a place to live first, because too many people didn't think first and now live in campgrounds. And living at camp next to a smoke stack isn't as great as it sounds either.

2:43 AM"

Anonymous said...

name is john i have 16 yrs exp in open pit mining as millwrite in northern mn iron mine 5 + yrs on moble equip 10+ inside on all fases. were do i go for imfo ? jdaaj@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm a 36 year old trucker,Canadian, and have licenses covering everything from tractor trailer to passenger coach, and plenty of experience.
I'm interested in working at one of the camp jobs in the northern oil fields.
I was wondering if there are any specific contacts available whom might be interested in hiring a proffesional driver.

My Email is :
EvilCloak@hotmail.com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I am interested in a heavy equipment operators position. Can anyone tell me the best sites to look at?

Thanks!
J

Anonymous said...

I have 20 years in the treatment of water and wastewater. I am interested in openings in this field. Is this a skill that is needed in Ft. McMurray or is the water/wastewater handled by the city government?
If you can assist or help answer my questions, please email me at: kebro55@yahoo.com
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would like to move to fort McMurray but don't know where to look for the job in my field. I have over 7 years of IT Helpdesk experience supporting PC to server operating systems. I would like to develop my further IT skills in Unix and looking for a job in Unix area. Can someone send me a link where to get started mean find a job.....

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a 27 year old man from around Montreal QC. I currently have a class 1 license, though I have less then 6 monthes experience in driving a class 1 truck. I do however have several years experience with class 3 and I am currently employed by CARA Operations/ASP at the Trudeau Airport, (Caterer-Transportation Devision). I have experience being very punctual (delays are extremely expensive for the company) as well as good driving skills as I am expected to approach within inches of an aircraft. I am used to having very variable shifts, as the company operates 24/7. Also previous experience in shipping and receiving, loading and unloading, delivery, warehouse work. Any jobs in Fort McMurray that I might be suitable for? Thank you. fiftyeightcents@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

don't know what everyone is talking about??!! i have two trades, plumbing and metal fabrication. fort mac can't be that desperate for workers. i phoned two companies hoping to get in on the boom there. told them about my experience and that i wanted to work there. his response, "place your resume on our site." well, i did. that was three months ago, no response. then i faxed it to two more companies, same, no bites. i have an excelent work record, experience and the will to relocate. makes a person really scratch their head. maybe its like the government there, you have to have connections to get ahead. well, i don't, so guess i am s--t out of luck.

Anonymous said...

Hello folks,

I am a 45 year Aboriginal man, currently working with the federal government and am finished of my term position setting up an national body within government and have sent my application package to various company's in McMurray. I know there is a demand for skilled workers, but do such company's need skilled HR workers. Hoe so, everyone company needs to recruit, retain and advance employees. Hope company gets back to me soon, but if someone thinks they can help and point me in directions I maybe missing, by all means email me at Cheverie746@hotmail.com. Good luck to you all.

Anonymous said...

Im a retired RN and professional housecleaner. What are prospects of a housecleaning business in Ft.McMurray?

Anonymous said...

I have also had problems finding work in Fort Mac, i'm a second year electrician with 3 years Industrial oilfield experience, and about 2 years experience in Industrial Instrumentation. I have applied to many companies doing work for CNRL and no response, anyone know how a better way to get a job, I'm working in Calgary now and it is very easy to get a job, maybe Fort Mac is only looking for temporary foreign workers.(Calgary Sun, Nov 22/06).e-mail snc39@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hello chris

I live in windsor ontario,I am looking at moving to alberta specific fort mcmurray I was wondering how do you apply for the work camp out there.I am just looking for a labourer position.Could you email me your replay at ffrulessurpreme@hotmail.com thats my email address i am looking forward to your replay thank you

Paul Belanger

Anonymous said...

I arrived in Fort Mcmurray about a week ago. I have my Cvil Engineering Diploma, and about 3 years experience in heavy civil related construction doing road construction, subdivision development, excavating, surveying along with heavy equipment operation. Basically I am very well rounded in all aspects of heavy construction. Since arriving here I have applied to about 16 contractors, along with all the oil companies, and 3 employment agencies. I haven't had a single response to any of my applications. I've been everywhere and applied to probably 12 more companies online. As far as I am concerned the whole "labour shortage" is a bunch of BS, mostly because all the companies I applied to I told that I would be willing to do anything in any location for an unlimited amount of time per week. Your guess is as good as mine.

Anonymous said...

I presently live in the fort mac area. There is a lot of work opertunities in the area but before you pack and move get a job and a confirmation letter. then get a place to live. make sure you have at least two months rent and a damage deposit $3000.00 recomended. alos make sure that you can pass a criminal record check as well as a drug test. There are so many jobs up here but people have to realize that every day the competition gets more intence for the jobs. Some of the larger companies opperating in the area recieve thousands of applications a month. Everybody seems to be a first year apprentice or have entry level experience. So before you pack you backpack and move into the area thinking that you will get the job of your dreams and strick it rich over night just remember that mcdonalds pays $16 per hour but when you pay $900 a month for a bedroom in a basement or $800 a month to sleep on a garage floor, do your homework first. Get the job the place to live, and make sure you can pass the drug test or you will find yourself living in a shelter with no job and no way of getting back to where you came from.

Anonymous said...

I am a first year apprenctice plumber/pipefitter. I'm looking for camp work anywhere that'll pay to fly me out from Prince Edward Island. KorosifX@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

websites to check out...

wwww.fortmcmurraytoday.com

www.workopolis.ca

www.monster.ca

www.hgcareers.com

www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca

www.woodbuffalo.net

www.mymcmurray.com

Anonymous said...

I live in Fort McMurray, in seven years our population grew by thirty five thousand. Just now they are attempting to build over passes makes for a nice trip to work in the mornings where a matter of five minutes is the difference between nothing to full out rush hours. forget new housing, unless your sure you can work pretty much in your sleep. our roads don't like spring. cost of living keeps everybody financed to the max, most revenue is carted away out of the area, ie. wal mart., lineups onto the streets at tim hortons, and a population that lives around shift work. But if you like cocaine head on up, its everywhere. Its the drug of choice, the industrial plants catch more than their share of the typical wknd/ evening toker, with pre employment urine tests. with the hard user's knowingly using drugs that leave the system quicker.
Fort McMurray does have a lot to offer if you come with a plan, if your single and male, come find a camp job, if your married and leaving the family behind plan for a fast and planned exit. The cost of living levels some of the best wages to other area's in Canada, Mcleans's just stated that we canadians live 20 percent below american living standards.
What I mean is find what you need but don't get blinded by the fools gold. We've a history of gold rushes. It would also be pretty ignorant of the moderator not to allow this to display.

Anonymous said...

I have left resumes with suncor and cnrl and have had no answers from anyone concerning employment. you cannot actually get to talk to a human about this. everything seems to have to go through the union of operators and engineers and they say they are no longer taking resumes because they have enough. 100,000 employees needed???...good luck...guess I'll just work where there is a little less money and a lot less bull..David

Mike said...

I have just reciently moved to Fort McMurray.
What 60 miniutes forgets to tell you is that there are NO job openings for unskilled labour.

I am a second year electrician and my girlfriend, who is with me is a welder.

We have not had ONE call back in over a month living up here and have put out over 60 resumes.
We have had our resumes professionally typed out...

BEWARE it is not as good as it sounds, we found out the hard way, and we are still up here.

Also check out the housing prices,
over $2000 a month for a room in a house.

Anonymous said...

I moved to Fort Smack in 1999. I worked 3 part time jobs, 7 days a week 16 hours per day for the first 2 years I was here. I have a a great education behind me. As a local resident I can't find a great job that pay's me 100000 a year, I make 49000 a year. I make enough to pay for my 10 x 10 room (1000 a month)and I am lucky to afford 1 meal a day. It's crazy here. These large companies choose not to interview the skilled locals, they go to NEWFOUNDLAND and CHINA to recruit. They make big promises, but never come through. DON'T MOVE HERE! IT LOOKS GOOD, BUT PEOPLE IT'S NOT! IT'S JUST EXISTING BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE A LIFE.

and the top wage offer I have recieved is only $49000 a year. These big companies have lived and worked in Fort McMurray for eight years

Josh A. Smith said...

I'm not gonna waste anyones time writing about myself, just please tell me where, who, and how to get in touch with someone regarding employment...Please contact me at:
JarolandCosh@AOL.com

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering is there any way someone who is 17 could get a camp job in Fort Mcmurray? like cleaniong rooms or something?

Anonymous said...

i want to work in one of the postions available or the camps do you have any contacts for the camps if so email me at johnpford@nf.sympatico.ca thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey ! Im 23 living in vancouver, I moved here from newfoundland to get work. i am a second year carpenter apprentice with my 1st. yr. first aid, W.H.M.I.S, confined spaces,and a fall protection course.. I am making reasonable money now. But i am a young hard worker thats willing to learn new things and work hard to make better money.. so if ur looking for workers email me at shapeshifterX@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello. I live in Portugal (Europe) and i have seen the CBS Program (&= Minutes) about Fort McMurray.
I work in a bank but i would like to go abroad, in order to receive a bigger pay.
Can someone tell me the possibilities of going to Fort McMurray, especially since i am a foreigner (Portuguese)?
What is the best way of getting any job related to the oil industry there?

Regards.

Anonymous said...

Matt says:
I am a young Newfoundlander looking for a camp job in northern Alberta. I want a shift work job so I can work in Alberta while spending days off in Newfoundland with my daughter. If you can offer a position, call (780)875-6623.

Anonymous said...

I have all sorts of education and experience too. I currently live in BC and have been applying online for Ft Mac positions for about 6 months. NOTHING!

I am an Electrical Engineer with IT and Telecom experience as well. There are postings in my skill areas. They are even asking for Junior Engineers. Depending on how you look at my background and the particular jobs I could be considered a Junior or Senior. I am applying for all of them.

If there REALLY is a labour shortage I sure can't see it!

Anonymous said...

200 resumes sent...1 call back and that was in the B.C. interior.

I don't know if I'm just having a string of bad luck or what?

...and what is up with CNRL?
you really can't get in touch with anyone there, about anything.

I'm a second year welder but I'll do anything to get my foot in the door. Hell I'll make their coffie!
If anybody got suggestions or can show me a ray of hope by all means e-mail me at

sir.derekwarner@hotmail.com

Chris said...

Hi,I'm an international student in Vancouver.I just graduated from college in tourism management program. Can anyone here offer some information about finding job in F.M. in hospitality industry?I had some experience with hotel sales and front desk position when I was practicum. I'm looking for a company who can provide me the job offer in order to apply post-graduate work permit. Thank you so much!

Jim Mac said...

i am looking for work on a fort mcmurray area camp. i am a surveyor (geomatics engineering technologist) and am willing to commit to a camp for up to 2 years. i have heard about camps that are offering signing bonuses (the largest i heard was 80000 for a 3 year commitment) any information about theses camps would be greatly appriciated

D-Man2007 said...

I am in my 30's and have been working dead end jobs all my life!
I want a more stable job so I don't have to lose or give back everything I buy once my dead end job expires like my former first car a 2001 toyaota echo!
I have been listening to my friends and they say that Fort McMurray is the way to go but I do not want to live in a camp near a smoke stack! I have some college in computers but its mostly outdated right now and I canot find a company willing to help with relocation...any answers out there???

gary thompson said...

i am a professional long-haul driver. i deliver freight by flat-bed to places all over the u.s. i have fuel-tanker experience, and also winter-road, or as it's called on history channel "ice-road" trucking. i've driven in the rockies, pulled b-trains, and i'm very handy with tire-chains.
i'm not gonna spend a fortune heading out to fort "smack", only to find they got no work for me. i'll take your word for it. if they want a skilled driver, i'm here and worth every penny i'm paid. if you want me fort "smack", show me the money!

Anonymous said...

first....if you wanna make some real money,,,you need to be have a trade or ( pipefitter- welder- petrochemistry college degree) if you think that you can come here without no degree or no preparation thinking somebdy is going to hire directly from the street,,,you must be dreaming.... your wallet in going to
way before 1 month...

Anonymous said...

Fort Mac is not a good as people put it out to be. Sure the money is here, but you also have to dish it out to live here. The town is not big enough for the amount of people here. When I moved here two years ago, you were able to pick your jobs. But now, its not as easy. The roads are not paved of gold for sure. Its a working town if you can get a job, but money don't buy happiness.

Anonymous said...

Just apply to www.fgmrecruiting.com

They find it for you.

doha said...

I have an MSC in Chemical Engineering from a South African university, with more than 15 years experience in refinery optimization. Do I need to become a member of APEGGA to be able to get a job in Fort MCMurray?

Anonymous said...

I`m from Nova Scotia and I heard about the jobs and good money in Fort McMurry I`m looking to work as a lobour doing what ever I have no trade just a hard worker, I heard about people staying on camps where they work for 3 months on a 2 weeks off, and that what ever company will hire you pays for you way there and your way back home when you come back. I`am finding it really hard to make contact with anyone or companys is there anyone out there that can help me. You can email me at midnight664@hotmail.com thanks to all that helps.

gregory said...

hi i am from Bell island and i want to know was there camp jobs for labour and if there is can you email them to me thank-you



gregorybrown24@hotmail.com

Matt said...

Hey,
I will be graduating this spring from a 3 year electrical engineering technologist program. I’m interested in a Powerline Technician Apprenticeship in Fort Mc or wherever there is an opening. Does anyone know where to apply for these positions? mattruppell@hotmail.com

Peter van Dyke said...

G' Day All...

I am Recruiter seeking Techs with
experience of rotating machinery for the oil and gas industries, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, power turbines and gas turbine packages, hot gas expanders and control systems.

Guys from a Dreser Rand background most welcome.

We have clients in The Gulf.. its warm here.. and we will soon be needing guys in Canada too

So send me (Peter van Dyke) a mail, lets chat

PvanDyke@fusionrecruitment.cam.au

Thank you

Anonymous said...

G' Day All...

I am a Recruiter seeking Techs with experience of rotating machinery for the oil and gas industries. centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, power turbines and gas turbine packages, hot gas expanders and control systems.

We have Clients in The Gulf (its warm here) and will soon be needing guys in Canada too

So drop me(Peter van Dyke) a mail

PvanDyke@fusionrecruitment.com.au

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi all recruiters,

I'm a qualified environmental scientist and a qualified mechanic seeking well paid work.
Feel free to email me at jasonmillsy
@hotmail.com

Thanks

Charm said...

hello, I am a very confused person right now. i heard there is alot of work in fort McMurray, well i am willing to go work there but I need a place to live. I am willing to work in a camp. do anyone have information on camp jobs there, if they do can the please e-mail me at charmandtyrell@hotmail.com

I really appreciate it

Chram said...

hello I am from nova scotia and I am finding it really hard to find jobs with a camp. can anyone please help me in how I can find jobs in fort mcMurray. I will work as a labourer doing whatever I need to do to make a living. I am really hard working and ready for anything.

Duhaimer said...

Hello I am Driving across Canada Either Tuesday or Wednesday. Latest Friday to Fort McMurray. If there is anyone intrested in going with me email me at jeduhaimer@hotmail.com I have got alot of responses out there you just have to be there. Email me ASAP

Anonymous said...

I would like to work in a camp near Fort Mcmurray. Currently a graduate student for Office Education..wondering if there would be any office jobs in camps?

Ace's Wild said...

ok this is for all you out there who are sitting on the fence and trying to firgure WTF to do. well let me start off by saying that i lived in fort mac when i was young before the really big boom, then i had to move but im back now and if your committed you'll find a job NO PROBLEM!! this morning i spent not 20 minutes looking through the phone book and calling welding companies trying to get on as a first year apprentice and guess what ive got 2 companies that are looking for people like me people LIKE YOU. You can do it, you can do anything all you need is your grade 12 Diploma(for bigger companies not always needed) a drivers lience(again not always needed) and the will to work. Now the few things you need to know is that housing is expensive, i got lucky and got a room with my uncle, companies do do drug/alchol testing, and you have to want and i mean YOU HAVE TO WANT TO WORK!! You can make it with a couple hundred bucks and a pair of steel toe boots on your feet, and you'll make good money.

lagan9124 said...

hello my name is greg iam 25 years old. I am from nova scotia born and raised i came out west about 4 years ago k in ft.mcmurray and ive found it impossible to contact someone about this. I am an extremely hard worker..iam single...drug free and have nothing but the want to succeed i need some help from meone please iam going crazy hearing how mnay jobs there are there and yet i find myself lost in my search so if someone can help me get started by a phone number or e-mail of someone who has the power to hire me then iam on it right away...my e-mail is greg_stubb@hotmail.com please i need to work and start my 5 year plan....house car ect thank you for your help on my journey in sucess..ps iam not afraid of hard work and long hours...and iam used to the cold

Anonymous said...

I am an Indian national presently working in UAE as a Registered Nurse. I have received job offer and LMO from Northern lights health Region for Regional health centre Fort Mac Murry as a staff nurse. Can any nurses or any one kindly give me some ideas about Fort Mac Murry. How can I find house rental charges etc. I have 2 children aged 9 & 5 are in school. Can they study there. How is the school admission fees etc. How is the family life in Fort Mac Mury.

Kindly give me reply in: josephparappally@yahoo.co.in

Anonymous said...

gathering from the myriad of comments and questions about finding gold-mine jobs, it seems that the fort mac dream is simply just that... a dream! not reality!?? where are the recruiters? where are the jobs???

Anonymous said...

you will find work in edmonton or calgary and the drilling companys like terracore is a place to get in for fort mac but you cant live there so you might as well start in edmonton and be driven in by the company

Anonymous said...

Myself and a friend have been trying since last September to get a camp job,Its utterly impossible.We are hard working indiduals,looking for a break.We both have jobs here in NFLD.We want to go for a few years and save for retirement

Anonymous said...

I am a 40yr old hard worker. I would like to find work in a Camp (preferably a dry camp)near Fort McMurray. I'll do any type of work, however, is there any call for people skilled in audio/visual applications such as Security Surveillance, TV/Internet/Satellite Systems Install and Maintenance? I have 22-years experience.
Can someone please reply to:
miraclarkes@yahoo.com
or lclarke@seaside.ns.ca
Thank You

Anonymous said...

im a 19 yr old guy from cranbrook BC and i have no idea what to say or write when aplying to work in fort st john, since i have no experience in that feild of work.. im also having problems finding work to apply for that requires no experience, any tips?

Anonymous said...

I use to live in Fort McMurray. I moved to Michigan, but plan on moving back. There are thousands of jobs there. You just have to google Fort McMurray Jobs. The pay is great. Rent and house prices are high. Most companies give assistance on rent or home purchase for up to 5 yrs. Lots of companies give sign on bonuses and a bonus if you stay fo so many yrs.

gerton said...

Hello, If anyone knows how to get a camp type job in northern AB as an operator or professional driver please let me know. I'm looking for a company that flys you out, puts you up in a camp 21 days on, 8days off, and flys you home.
Please E-Mail me at
GertonPot@Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am living in fort mac now but my parents are moving back home which leaves me where? I would like to save as much money as possible so im trying to affoid renting. I would like to work on site and live on campus. Where do i begin to look or who should i apply to?

Recruiter said...

Hello everyone,

I am a recruiter with over ten years expereince. I live in Fort McMurray with my family.

If you're interested in my advice, please read on:

1. Your resume. You do not necessarily have to have it done professionally, but at least review it before you send. I cannot tell you how many times someone has omitted their phone number!!! Or their name (seriously). Hello! How am I supposed to contact you??? Make sure you target your resume to the job applied for. Yes, it's a lot of work but invest the energy and time and it will pay off. If you say you will do any job at all, big deal. So will 1000 other people. Make your resume stand out. Make sure you have the qualifications. Don't apply for a job as a lawyer if you don't have a law degree. Also, a lot of larger companies require people to submit resumes online and they use HR software designed to recognize key words. If you do not meet the qualifications posted then your resume may not be reviewed.

2. Make searching for a job your job. Commit to spending lots of time on your job search. Research companies, contact head hunting agencies if you are a professional. Companies pay them to find your talent. Really examine your skills and talents and sell yourself. As recruiters we want you to "blow your own horn". Be truthful though, even a little white lie or an embellishment can bite you in the ***. There are tons of websites with great advice for the job search, resume writing, interview tips, etc.

3. If you have contacts here in FM, ask them for help. Even if you don't, network network network. Chances are you may know someone who knows someone who knows someone who is here. I have assisted plenty of friends, family and families of people I hire to find work, or at least point them in the right direction. Lots of jobs are not even posted.

4. Don't have your head in the clouds. Be real and be realistic. The huge money, sign on bonuses, free flights, accommodations, etc. you hear about are typically for hard to recruit professionals. Or skilled labor. If you don't have your "ticket" or "papers" or formal education you may have a tough time finding what you want. Again, do your homework. Find out if you need to be registered in Alberta or require any special courses or certification and if you're serious about working here, obtain it.

5. If you are a foreign worker there are other challenges that you may face. Research those areas as well.

6. If you get an interview, be prepared and be honest but positive. Most large companies use behavioural based interviewing techniques. This means that instead of asking you what you would do in a certain situation, they ask what you have done in a similar situation on the premise that past behaviour dictates future behaviour. Practice interviewing. It may sound kooky but have a "mock" interview or seek help from a professional trained in this area.

7. Be informed. Housing in FM is scarce. And it's pricey. I would strongly suggest that you find a job before you come here. Yes, it's typically very easy to get a job when you're here, but will you be able to live comfortably? Chances are one of the things that intrigues you about FM is the possibility of living a comfortable financial lifestyle. You can't do that living paycheck to paycheck, or worse, not making enough money to live here at all and having to return to wherever you came from. Rent can be anywhere from $800 for a teensy tiny room in someone's home to $5000 + for a basic house. And that's if you find a place to rent. I am not trying to discourage you, but to paint a real picture of what you might face. Do the math, research how much money you would have to make in order to have the lifestyle you want. And then see if it's a realistic goal in FM. $23 / hr working as a grocery clerk sounds good until you factor in living costs.

For those of you that have not received a call in response to your applications, keep in mind what I said about your resume. Was it targeted for a specific job? Do you meet the qualifications? Do you have the skills that particular company requires?

I hope that if you're struggling with trying to get a job here that you find at least something in this post that is helpful.

If you have a question for me I'd be delighted to help if I can. My email is buttahfly7@hotmail.com

Best of luck in your job search!

Recruiter said...

Hello everyone,

I am a recruiter with over ten years expereince. I live in Fort McMurray with my family.

If you're interested in my advice, please read on:

1. Your resume. You do not necessarily have to have it done professionally, but at least review it before you send. I cannot tell you how many times someone has omitted their phone number!!! Or their name (seriously). Hello! How am I supposed to contact you??? Make sure you target your resume to the job applied for. Yes, it's a lot of work but invest the energy and time and it will pay off. If you say you will do any job at all, big deal. So will 1000 other people. Make your resume stand out. Make sure you have the qualifications. Don't apply for a job as a lawyer if you don't have a law degree. Also, a lot of larger companies require people to submit resumes online and they use HR software designed to recognize key words. If you do not meet the qualifications posted then your resume may not be reviewed.

2. Make searching for a job your job. Commit to spending lots of time on your job search. Research companies, contact head hunting agencies if you are a professional. Companies pay them to find your talent. Really examine your skills and talents and sell yourself. As recruiters we want you to "blow your own horn". Be truthful though, even a little white lie or an embellishment can bite you in the ***. There are tons of websites with great advice for the job search, resume writing, interview tips, etc.

3. If you have contacts here in FM, ask them for help. Even if you don't, network network network. Chances are you may know someone who knows someone who knows someone who is here. I have assisted plenty of friends, family and families of people I hire to find work, or at least point them in the right direction. Lots of jobs are not even posted.

4. Don't have your head in the clouds. Be real and be realistic. The huge money, sign on bonuses, free flights, accommodations, etc. you hear about are typically for hard to recruit professionals. Or skilled labor. If you don't have your "ticket" or "papers" or formal education you may have a tough time finding what you want. Again, do your homework. Find out if you need to be registered in Alberta or require any special courses or certification and if you're serious about working here, obtain it.

5. If you are a foreign worker there are other challenges that you may face. Research those areas as well.

6. If you get an interview, be prepared and be honest but positive. Most large companies use behavioural based interviewing techniques. This means that instead of asking you what you would do in a certain situation, they ask what you have done in a similar situation on the premise that past behaviour dictates future behaviour. Practice interviewing. It may sound kooky but have a "mock" interview or seek help from a professional trained in this area.

7. Be informed. Housing in FM is scarce. And it's pricey. I would strongly suggest that you find a job before you come here. Yes, it's typically very easy to get a job when you're here, but will you be able to live comfortably? Chances are one of the things that intrigues you about FM is the possibility of living a comfortable financial lifestyle. You can't do that living paycheck to paycheck, or worse, not making enough money to live here at all and having to return to wherever you came from. Rent can be anywhere from $800 for a teensy tiny room in someone's home to $5000 + for a basic house. And that's if you find a place to rent. I am not trying to discourage you, but to paint a real picture of what you might face. Do the math, research how much money you would have to make in order to have the lifestyle you want. And then see if it's a realistic goal in FM. $23 / hr working as a grocery clerk sounds good until you factor in living costs.

For those of you that have not received a call in response to your applications, keep in mind what I said about your resume. Was it targeted for a specific job? Do you meet the qualifications? Do you have the skills that particular company requires?

I hope that if you're struggling with trying to get a job here that you find at least something in this post that is helpful.

If you have a question for me I'd be delighted to help if I can. My email is buttahfly7@hotmail.com

Best of luck in your job search!

faron said...

I would like to work In Fort McMurray I am looking for a camp job I live in Newfoundland.
Could anyone help me get into contact with these companys
I am a certified surface miner
my e-mail is farondonna@hotmail.com

faron said...

I would like to work in Fort McMurray I am looking for a camp job. does anyone have any info on companys that offer camp jobs
I live in Newfoundland.
I am a certified surface miner
if anyone has any info that could help me. my e-mail is farondonna@hotmail.com

ChiefSteve said...

It must be like working for Aleyeska. You report twice a day to the union hall to wait for a dispatch. When xmas comes, the dispatches go out. If you haven't been there for 2 years and don't have an A card you got a long wait with a C card. I waited 2 years and got a dispatch to drive B70's. Then Green peace and Gorbachev came along and sued and 500 of us who waited were out of work that year plus the the 2 prior years. It seems like a lot of money at first, $3500 week, but you are paying for all those years waiting and the $600 mo. room rent. Better to have something else in the wings as well. Just when I got another dispatch the union BA's kid, who is also the guy you're working for, jumped me on senority. If they really want you they need to show some interest otherwise they can say they are short 1-million laborers, that doesn't mean anything to the company. It's just rhetoric

ChiefSteve said...

I hope its better than Aleyeska pipline. I started by going to the union hall 2x a day becuase there were no jobs. After 2 years on a C card and some odd jobs I got a dispatch to run B70's around xmas. The money sounds great at $3500 week until you pay for all those years waiting and $600 mo. room rent. Problem was that Greenpeace and Gorbachev sued and 500 of us lost out to Peristroika. When a dispatch finally came up one of the union BA's jumped me on senority list and gave the job to his kid. Working in town local is only temporary as the companies are full of union-busting agents. The company may say they are short 1-million laborers, but that is meaningless rhetoric. Don't fall for that. Build something close to home and hang on to it even if you fish around for an oil job. All the people who made money on the pipline blew it all anyway and the union pensions are paper thin