transportation industry works alongside a number of different
the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Truck and
bus driving are two kinds of jobs within this group where there
are high levels of employment. Truck and bus drivers usually
work for companies that are contracted by either the oil and
gas or forestry industries, but there are also many other industries
that must make use of transportation.
for truck drivers with B-train experience (trucks with two
trailers) is increasing. Companies require driver's abstracts
(less than 30 days old) and drivers must be insurable. For
more information on getting a Truck
view the December 2007 Labour
in high demand is heavy equipment operator. Heavy equipment
operators are hired either by the major oil sands
companies or their contractors, either in the mining industry
or in construction. Syncrude
Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Athabasca Oil sands project (Shell), formerly known as Albian sands are the only oil sands companies that have open
if you are hired directly
by an oil sands company, you are required to move to Fort
McMurray. If you are looking for a camp position, look for
employment with the contractors
in the area.
information on getting a job as a heavy equipment operator,
look at the June 2009 Labour Market
News (Heavy Equipment Operators).
information on getting a job Driving bus, look at the August
2007 Labour Market News.
in the area that hire truck and bus
drivers, and heavy equipment operators, visit our Employer
Websites section. Also visit the Alberta
Learning Information Service for more
information on specific jobs, wages and education needed.