Employment in Fort McMurray
Employment in Fort McMurray
One definite attraction to a location is the promise of employment, and the dream to reach greater potential in life for the individual and for the wellbeing and support of family. There is no doubt about it – Fort McMurray offers a wide assortment of work and employment opportunities that are substantial and broad in range.
Apart from the usual selection of jobs which include administration, maintenance, retail, the trades and technical, hospitality and general labour to name just a few; it’s quite obvious looking at the Oil Sands Job Board that the openings for work are enticing for anyone looking to switch things up in their work world – advance their work skills and take advantage of what the Oil Sands has to offer.
At any given time employment ranges from geology and the geosciences, executive positions, trade and skilled work, management and administration, engineering, mechanical, marketing and sales, opportunities for technicians, in the health and safety inspection realm, auxiliary and support, and research and government. No shortage for anyone with a skill set to find the right fit on the Oil Sands Job Board.
In addition, research the related industries that work in tandem with the Oil Sands and that also give cause for serious consideration regarding the offer of valuable employment; in construction, energy services, project management, heavy equipment and automotive technicians, geotechnical materials testing, mechanical or electrical quality control coordinators and inspectors, and journeymen.
There is an abundance of information and references one can access for employment opportunities. Job seekers with disabilities can find work through the Employment Alberta and HRSCD websites. For additional training, Keyano College offers a series of courses and certification designed to prepare workplace trainers, facilitators or mentors in cooperation with the Canadian Society of Training and Development – Canada’s leading association of “workplace learning professionals setting the standards for training and development in Canada.” Keyano College also offers the Leadership in Action Certificate program – a great program for employee professional development. Fort McMurray Online recommends the Telus Phone Book, Yellow Pages or Fone Finders for general searches on services to settle into the community. Another valuable resource is Wood Buffalo’s Regional Municipality website. The Fort McMurray Public Library, Keyano College Library and Alberta Library Online also have books you can borrow for additional research.
The work opportunities are endless, and have facilitated the doubling of Fort McMurray’s population from 34,000 to 64,000 in little over 18 years. Fort McMurray offers up much for the eager person who wishes to create some new adventures in life, and to make a wonderful home in Fort McMurray – this great part of Alberta.