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Oilsands Work - help & advice please

Old Dec 21st 2012, 11:31 am
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Default Oilsands Work - help & advice please

I've been trying to get work in the Oilsands and applying online seems to be a complete waste of time. Internet says don't turn up without a job, apply online only etc, yet they also say they are crying out for labour.

I currently am stuck in Toronto working a seasonal job. I can afford to go out there but only if I get a job at the end of it. Has anyone else been in this situation?

I am a DZ driver TDG, H2S awareness but have no eyes or ears on the ground in Fort McMurray. Can you turn up with a fist full of resumes and go door to door? Has anyone done this?

Getting a little fed up of chasing my own tail. Any advice from established workers who have made a successful move? Or any leads, I need a helping hand.

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Old Dec 21st 2012, 3:15 pm
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why ft.mac,, plenty jobs in SK&west MB.on the patch. check sk jobs.
or even turn up.
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Old Dec 21st 2012, 5:37 pm
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why ft.mac,, plenty jobs in SK&west MB.on the patch. check sk jobs.
or even turn up.
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I have looked at Fort McMurray because I had more information on it and I'd be closer to the Rockies if I was to live there.

I don't mean to sound stupid but what towns/employers in northern Saskatchewan are we talking about? Would the money be just as good? Do you have any appropriate links I could follow up on.

Clearly I'd need to do more research and at the moment I have the time.

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http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/rep...p&s=0#job_opps
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Estevan and Weyburn in SK , just North of the US border . Yes you can turn up and knock on doors , try Kijiji for those areas .
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