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Can I assume truck driver positions pay more than general labor positions in the oil sands Alberta?

And if so is it a good idea to get heavy truck training beforehand? thank you.

Asked By: Simon M - 8/1/2006
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If you plan on working in the oil fields be prepared for some extra long hours. The standard day is minimum 12 hour shifts. 8 hours are paid at regular time and anything over that is at time and a half.There are shortages of staff in all areas and this website explains wages and where the greatest shortages are. Truck... More
Answered By: jimminycricket - 8/3/2006
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Unless there is a surplus of workers in that field, any skilled labor always pays better than unskilled... More
Answered By: Mary K - 8/1/2006
 
You assume correctly but as with any oilpatch job, experience pays more. If it is experience you need, try Yellowknife doing road construction for a summer or working on a crusher. The pay is good and the hours long.
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Answered By: Bob D - 8/1/2006
 
Sounds like a good consideration Simon. From what I've heard, they can't get enough skilled labor in Northern Alberta. It's hard work, away from family and 'Starbucks' but the pay and benefits, especially for a young person, are apparently well worth it. Good Luck!
Answered By: Nikita - 8/2/2006
 
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