A recent college survey stated that more and more American students have found work up North in the oil industry. While Canadian students tend to work near their school, American have no problem flying up North for the starting salary of $20.00 CDN per hour. We asked why? The main reason was given to us was the American school year is a bit shorter than the Canadian. The Americans are out there first trying to find high paying jobs.

Canada needs the workers.

Since the Canadian population is only 35 million compared to the American population of 300 million, there are more US students trying to find work. Texas oil industry is down, but the Alberta industry is growing. This explains why so many students are going up North. If your a Canadian student and are complaining there is no work for students, I don’t believe it.

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The latest scam out in the US is involving the oil spill clean up in the Gulf of Mexico. CNN has reported that people are offering oil clean up jobs training for a small fee of $25-$70 US. They promise they will teach you all the rules and regulations for the clean up. This is not true. There is no such fee for the clean up, this is a scam. I understand times are tough, but if you get hired for the clean up, it’s PAID training. The pay is $12.00 for the training and $15.00 per hour to start. Check with your local state boards postings for all the correct information.

We will have a report in the future from people who have been hired on, and ask all the questions for you. Questions like: How long is training? When can I start? What is the pay? Can you move up in the company? Remember these jobs are contracted out by BP for the clean up. This means you might not actually work for BP. We are trying to help people find work in the oil and gas industry, or related work.

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There is to be expected 400 oil rigs drilling for the last half of the 2010 season. This was mentioned today at a conference in Calgary earlier this week.

This will bring in more spin off jobs and money to the local communities surrounding the work sites. With 150,000 oil workers working in Alberta alone this might be your chance to jump in. We have mentioned in other posts that this is a great time to get into this industry. With jobs being the number one thing on peoples mind, so is job security. With this expected growth, you can’t go wrong.

Northern Alberta and British Columbia is where you will make the most money. They offer the highest pay and the best benefits. Try to stay out of the local bars, that’s where you will spend your money. This is what I was told by a couple of students from the U.S. who are working up in Canada today. ” Great money if you can save it”.

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When your searching for that perfect job in the oil industry, you should stop right there. There is no perfect oil industry job, however, there are some tips you should know or ask before you apply.

If you think this will be a 9-5 job, good luck. The overtime in this field is crazy, but, the reward of the overtime pay is great. One of my major concerns when going in to this field is the medical plan. This must be looked at as the claim rate in this industry is high. Make sure you are covered in full medical, and make sure the coverage will continue for at least 6 months after you completed your work contract.

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We have just received an email regarding some new posting jobs in Northern Alberta. The name of the company we are not allowed to mention, but the location, job and benefits sound great. They have 55 job postings ranging from drivers to trench dig. The starting pay with this company is $26.00 Canadian per hour with living expenses for the 2 month term. The starting date is June 15th 2010 with phone interviews on June 1st 2010

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BP is now saying that there is not enough work for people to help clean up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Talking to our people in the oil industry, there are tons of jobs that are offered by the state. If you don’t want to work with the oil companies, there are a lot of companies that are hiring for the clean up. We are not allowed to list these companies as we are a site mainly for finding jobs in the oil industry. The net will post lists of companies that are offering this type of work. I hear the start pay is around $12.00 US per hour.

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Taking a tour of the accommodations of an offshore oil rig was quite interesting. They really want to make their staff feel like there at a 5 star resort. I guess they would have to because what else is there to do out in the ocean. Talking to some staff members, they say it has to be nice or they will lose their minds. They have hot tubs, pool tables, basketball courts, running area, gym and most important of all, the kitchen. The chefs on board cook a meal made for a King, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time.

If you decide to work on the offshore rigs, you will be more than happy with your surroundings. Remember one thing, your still there to get work done. The pay will be well worth it.

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The Oil and Gas Industry Salary Checker works by searching through our database for salary information that matches your query. This should give you good idea of what people in specific situations are being paid and will allow a direct comparison with your own position. The salary information is entered directly by people when they enter their CV/resume. The results show how many people match your query, the average salary for all those matching and detailed salary data for 20 people around the median result. The detailed information displayed includes salary, job title, age, experience, qualification and country of residence.

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I find it amazing that with this current oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico and what they (BP) pay their employees for a simple job of driving people around. The average starting pay in the oil industry is $20.00 per hour. These jobs include: Driving workers to job sites, delivering flyers in the towns nearby the work site, to traffic control. Those are the people you sometimes see on the highway holding signs that say stop/slow. If you can get on with any oil company you have hit the jackpot. The pay and benefits are great, but beware of the long days.

Click here to visit Oilcareer.com.

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Pipeline jobs in the oil industry are not that difficult to find. We have noticed a major spike in jobs listed in Canada. Reason being, the drilling companies are getting more tax breaks from the Canadian Government. There are 3 major pipeline projects currently under way in Canada. The biggest one so far, running pipes from Alberta to Wisconsin. Check out daily postings and listings here.

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