Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

What is the best place to work in Fort McMurray? Share your experiences.

Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

I have planned to move to Fort Mac sometime in August-September. I am still in the process of applying for jobs there with a chemistry background (BSc). I am primarily interested in working in a lab but I don't want to limit myself just to that. I am open to other jobs as well to pay the rent.

I need some help locating a cheap 1 bedroom apartment to live in. I don't know much about the camp options, but I prefer to permanently move for the time being.

Is there a list of all the companies currently working in Fort Mac? I've only applied to Syncrude, Maxxam and SGS Canada. Indeed.com and other job boards only return similar companies I've applied for thus far. So, I was wondering if there is any other companies that might be interested in new employees that haven't advertised online. Is there a way of finding out?

For my research so far, the cost of living is pretty high in Fort Mac. But, I am a pretty frugal person so I think I can manage. Can you guys share a typical week spending or monthly from your experience?

Do any of you have any resources that might answer typical questions for new residents to Fort Mac?

Some reasons for moving to Fort Mac: job, money, and to be independent (get away from family)
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
tgtac
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Sponsored links

Advertise in Fort McMurray
 
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby mcmurrian » Wed May 15, 2013 6:43 pm

Check out http://dg.ca/ they recruit people to work in the lab for Syncrude. They might not have something right now, but monitor them. Suncor has a lab too.
A lot of your questions you are asking about cost of living have been already answered in various threads at newcomers/
Food costs are about $400-$700 depending on your diet and how frequently you eat out.
Get your latest Fort McMurray News
User avatar
mcmurrian
Site Admin
 
Posts: 547
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:49 pm
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby MacDaddy » Thu May 16, 2013 2:40 pm

When applying keep in mind that labs are looking for people that can work at the bench and could care less about someone fully understanding the theoretical aspects of the tests. Be sure to stress any instrumentation experience and wet chem background. Environmental chemistry wouldn't hurt the resume either.
MacDaddy
 
Posts: 851
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:45 am
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby tgtac » Tue May 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Thank you for the help guys.

Still applying and will check out the temp agencies as suggested. Can't wait to move to Fort Mac!
tgtac
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby dolphin » Wed May 29, 2013 2:26 pm

WBEA is always hiring technicians. They are a good employer. Being able to accurately calibrate analytical equip is what they need.

http://www.wbea.org/


About cost of living, average room is $1000. Food is up to you, a practical budget is $150 a week. Restaurants here are costly. transit is only $1.25 a trip but they stop running at 9pm.
dolphin
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:32 pm

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby tgtac » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:15 pm

Thanks mcmurrian, macdaddy and dolphin. I'm keeping an eye out on dg.ca and I've send out my resume to wbea.org as a technician on top of my continuous efforts in applying for jobs online to Fort Mac.

Still I'm not hearing anything back and I think the biggest factor for that is that I'm not in Fort Mac at the moment. But, I'll continue to keep applying for jobs.

But I want to ask you guys what jobs could I do in the oil sands that require little experience. Perhaps I should apply to those type of jobs then send my resumes to lab jobs. I am just a bit stressed out being in the dark.

Thanks again for the help.
Last edited by tgtac on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
tgtac
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby MacDaddy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:23 am

I think you would be more stressed out trying to live here on a salary from a job that requires no skill set or experience.
MacDaddy
 
Posts: 851
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:45 am
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby tgtac » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 am

I would imagine so but it would still beat not working. I need to find a job soon in Fort Mac and put myself to good use.

here's a copy of my resume: http://i.imgur.com/Play1Ip.png

edit: do you guys know of more temp agencies that hire in Fort Mac? dg.ca is alright but their listing goes back to August of last year. No way to tell if they are still looking for people.

Thanks again for the help all.
tgtac
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby dolphin » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:04 am

Where I work they always hire temps from this company:

Roevin Technical People Ltd780-714-65549816 Hardin St, Wood Buffalo, AB T9H 4K3
dolphin
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:32 pm

Re: Need some advice moving to fort mac/jobs

Unread postby dolphin » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:30 pm

I just checked SGS, they posted for a lab tech on the 5th. I'm hopeful for ya
dolphin
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:32 pm

Next

Return to Jobs

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest