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Canadian Oil Rig Jobs

Canada is the largest single source for oil imports into the U.S., furnishing approximately 11 percent of the total oil supply for the United States. Since Canada has grown into the world's third largest producer of natural gas and the ninth largest producer of crude oil, the demand for Canadian oil rig jobs has also grown.

To obtain a blue-collar job in the oil rig business, the individual should be a Canadian citizen; however, non-citizens with Canadian work visas may be hired for engineering and science related positions. Furthermore, the salary and benefits are excellent for oil rig jobs. A benefits package will usually include: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing plans, and vacation time. The employer will often provide room and board for the oil rig worker since many onshore oil rigs are located in remote areas.

Oil rig workers will work six months, then have six months off. The majority of oil rigs operate 365 days a year, seven days per week. The usual shift length is eight to twelve hours, day or night, with crews rotating work hours. A work team consists of: rig manager or toolpusher; driller; derrickhand; motorhand; roughneck (or floorhand/leasehand); and roustabout. An oil rig will usually have a crew of between 4 and 6 individuals, with 3 to 4 crews assigned to a rig. The oil rig may also use rig welders, radio operators, medics, mud engineers, painters, and electricians.

Sometimes, since many rigs have no towns nearby, the rig contractor will provide a camp for the workers. The camp includes kitchen, dining, laundry, recreation, and sleeping rooms. Therefore, more workers may also stay at the camp--cooks and kitchen help, laundry helpers, and, perhaps more. If required to live in a town, each worker must find their own living quarters; however, the rig contractor will provide a living allowance while the worker is away from home. Of course, an off-shore rig will have the extra workers, as well, since crew members live there for at least six months.

Noble Drilling, EnCana Corporation, and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are only some of the companies in which the individual can research for job openings. Also, the oil rig job seeker can search online on websites, such as the Job Futures Canada website (jobfutures.ca/) and Rig Tech (rigtech.ca/contacts/). Both will provide information and contacts which will help the person who is interested in Canadian Oil Rig Jobs.

The hours are long, the work is extremely hard, and the worker must spend long periods of time away from his or her family. However, since the average salary is $70,000 with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $100,000 and up, many oil rig workers think it is worth it.

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Jackson Hogan said:

Hi im very fit keen hard worker Aussie of 22 years of age, im heading over to Canada in 5 weeks im keen on getting a job on the oil rigs please email me hoges_11@hotmail.com i would appreciate the opporunity

Darren said:

Hi I am a 19 year strong hard worker looking for a labour job in the oil patch. I am a fast learner and am very hard working please email at darrenjkullman@live.com with info.

Jerry Jones Afful said:

I'm a holder of Certificate in General Drilling and Dip. in IT. currently working for Adamus Res. Ltd.(Gold Mining Company In Ghana) as Stores Assistant in charge of Data and Material Control. I'm seeking a job in the oil industry as Derricman, Roughneck,Helper or Stores/Materials. Please, E-mail at jjafful@yahoo.com Thanks.

JD Walker said:

Im 20, lookin for entry level into oil patch as leasehand/roughneck//roustabout. Only in alberta. Email: j.walker2010@live.com for resume and phone # thank you.

Lev.G said:

I'm 25 years old. with alot of experience in life and hard work. I would pleased if you will take me, to your team. My Email is: levg71@nana10.co.il

Rick walker said:

I am 19 years of age, and am looking for hard work and good pay. I am very interested in joining your team. Please email me back at rickwalker_1@hotmail.com and i would like to talk about more information.

Justice kennedy said:

I'm humbly asking for this great oppotunity to be given to me cause i believe i have all it takes to be part of the great plan.I'm not trying to brag but i know I'm agile,smart,vibrant,honest,ready to learn and trustworthy.I've worked in the rig in the past though in the kitchen but it was an experience dat always makes me feel glad and dream for more.i want to apply for the post of a roustabout as I hope to grow from there.I promise to give my best in any assignment dat I'm asked to do without any cause for stumbling or regret.thanks so much for spending your quality time scrolling through my profile.you can reach me through my cell no[+2348033481517]or via my mail id[stormyweather80ng@yahoo.com.I'm 100% on standby.

David Thoms said:

Dear sir/madam, I am a 23-year-old qualified joiner and I am keen to find a post working offshore. It's almost 7 years since I first started working as a joiner and I really enjoy the work, though I would consider other jobs if it meant I could acquire a permanent job offshore. I am quick to learn and find that I am able to confidently undertake most things I turn my hand to so I would be happy to learn new skills as part of a job. I am available to start as soon as possible. Any information with which you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. davidjthoms@hotmail.co.uk Kindest regards, David Thoms

Marshall szucs said:

Hello my name is marshall szucs I am very intrested in a job in the oil industry I love hard work and to push my self I would love and opportunity to prove my self and get my life started I'm 21 years old and would love career in the oil industry

Marshall Szucs said:

Hello my name is marshall szucs I am very intrested in a job in the oil industry I love hard work and to push my self I would love and opportunity to prove my self and get my life started I'm 21 years old and would love career in the oil industry you can contact to me by email marshallszucs@hotmail.com or by phone 902 448 0911

Jeto said:

If your interested in someone obsessed with making things run perfect,(Safety ,efficient and boots to asses)I'm your guy other than that I'm just a serious worker determined for more than getting the job done knowing my team and steadily keeping track of what I am doing. hamandswiss@hotmail.com

Jarek said:

Hello all, im a hard working reliable 21 year old with over three years of experience as a well tester in the shale gas fields of new brunswick and quebec. Due to the hightened protestes and all the other crap going on in the east coast i have been thinking of heading west. I am h2s certified aqnd ready to go. Please email me if any serious job's arise. Would love to get on a rig. jarekharden@gmail.com

Tony T said:

Hello, I am very strong fit and reliable person would like to seek a position in oil rigs industry, any position welcome. Any location will be fine for me. I've got a Bachelor degree in Economic and currently work as internet freelance web developer, due to the oversaturation market of the online business, I would like to quit this industry. Please contact me tt88@live.ca for more detail.

Mitch said:

Hello, I'm a hardworking physically fit 20 year old who is very interested in the possibility of joining your team. Please emailme at mitchrouleau@gmail.com

Shaun said:

Hello, I am a strong, fit, and reliable person would like to seek a position in the oil rigs industry. Please contact me at shaun.carman@shaw.ca. Thanks, Shaun

Bahar said:

I have 5 years solid experienced in NGLs plant and also interested to work in reg

JOSEPH GEORGE KALURE said:

Hi I am Joseph George ,currently working in the aviation sector in Dubai,U A E ,always quiet hard working,respect my seniors,open to corrections,Iposess a GMDSS radio operators lisence as well.hence i am very intreasted in getting any possible work on the oil riggs . my email --josephgeorgenavy@yahooo.com mob no--00971005077434160

Thomas said:

Hi, My name is Thomas Dolhan in am 25 years old and am moving back to Canada from Israel looking for work in the oil fields. I have over 1 year experiance drilling here in israel utalizing the Canadian wire line system as well as tons of experiance operating with drilling chemicals like bentonite. i have experiance with drills 250 meters down in a range of sand, bedrock and everything inbetween. Email me if you have a job for me at dolhan18@012.net.il

Tyler Cebulski said:

Hi, my name is Tyler Cebulski, 21 years old, and I was looking for an entry level, any job opportunity on an oil rig available. I would very much appreciate if you could e-mail me, and I can send you my resume and anything else you would need. Thank you for the great opportunity.

Tyler Cebulski said:

Hi, my name is Tyler Cebulski, 21 years old, and I was looking for an entry level, any job opportunity on an oil rig available. I would very much appreciate if you could e-mail me, and I can send you my resume and anything else you would need. Thank you for the great opportunity. My email is t_cebulski@hotmail.com

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