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A guide to improving your chance of working in Fort McMurray and the Alberta Oil Sands

Landing that Fort McMurray Job

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1508418059441{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Landing that Fort McMurray Job” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:36|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=” – A guide to improving your chance of working in Fort McMurray and the Alberta Oil Sands.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:22|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][stm_multy_separator][vc_single_image image=”15023″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1508425378306{padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][stm_multy_separator][vc_column_text]The age-old adage of “build it and they will come” is as true as ever in the Fort McMurray Oil Sands. With billions of dollars in investment in the oil and gas industry, the number of people looking to find oilfield jobs Alberta is through the roof. This article will share some industry tips that are sure to help you to land that Fort McMurray job.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Whether you’re a fresh-out-of-school student with no experience or if you’ve spent your career working camp jobs in Alberta, the common goal should be to get your resume to the top of the pile.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

How, you ask? Well, specialized oil sands training is a good start.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”15040″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Our SAGD Oil Sands Online Training course is one-of-a-kind and was designed/written to give you the background information and knowledge to work safely and competently in Alberta’s oil sands jobs.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Power Engineering + SAGD Training Course = Winner” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:16|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The combination of a power engineering certificate and our Oil Sands courses are sure to impress the decision makers in charge of finding the best candidates to fill their oil sands operator job opportunities.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”14722″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][vc_custom_heading text=”Provide your history of Safety Training” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:16|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]You’ll also want to hold a few safety training certificates and list them prominently in your resume. For most Fort McMurray Oil Sands jobs (and Alberta Oil Sands jobs), you’ll need to have a valid WHMIS (GHS WHMIS is suggested), Confined Space and Fall Protection Certificates even though you’ll likely have to take them all over again once you get hired…[/vc_column_text]

[vc_custom_heading text=”Coach-ability and desire to learn will help you land that Fort McMurray Job.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:16|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Your independent education and certificates show your initiative, desire to learn, and your ability/capacity to be coached and trained–and that’s what most Alberta oil field job seekers neglect to get across to the people looking to hire.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”15042″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Your cover letter is your friend and it’s the best place to rattle off all of the relevant certificates and education you’ve earned and make sure to include any other ft mac jobs you’ve already worked. Brag and brag hard, while you’re at it. Say it in your own words why you think you’re the best fit for that oil sands job.[/vc_column_text][vc_message icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-thumbs-up”]Was this article helpful to you? Did this help you find a job in Fort McMurray? We’d love to keep in touch with you. Click here to sign up for our online newsletter.[/vc_message][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1508432000299{margin-right: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”14979″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][vc_custom_heading text=”SAGD Oil Sands Online Training Course by Contendo” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” link=”||” css=”.vc_custom_1508432028890{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

I would say now that as a former teacher I really thought the modules were well done. They were organized, the visuals and animations were very helpful (especially to someone without a lot of hands on field experience), and the programmed “security” features meant there were no shortcuts, which I felt legitimized my efforts and time, as well as the value of the training product itself.

Paul Warwick, SAGD Oil Sands Training Course Graduate


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