greatest labour need in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
is for skilled workers—workers with education, training
labourer jobs are available, there is not a great need for
long-term unskilled labour and
with the recent downturn, those jobs are becoming less and
require workers with the mimimum of basic reading,
writing and math
are available for those who cannot read, write and speak
English because of safety issues that may arise.
to work in Fort McMurray, you must be legally able to work
in Canada already. Most employers will not help with
the immigration process, unless they are hiring for very elite
positions, such as top executives. You must go through the immigration
process yourself first. Visit the Citizenship
and Immigration website for more information
on the process and your options.
A good resource
for people wanting to move to Alberta is the Service
Alberta site. If you want information
on how your education and training relate to Alberta's standards,
you must go through the Alberta Government's International
Qualifications Assessment Service.
for Foreign Skilled Workers can be found at the Alberta
Economic Development website. Developed by the Government
of Canada, the Working
in Canada Tool can help you learn
about Canada's labour market and search for employment facts
and city, town or region. An excellent general website for
people thinking of moving to Canada can be found at the Government
of Canada's Going
to Canada website.
and Employment Readiness
College, offers academic upgrading programs, certificate
and diploma programs, trades and heavy industrial programs
and courses, workforce development, university programs, and
education programs and courses, such as language training.
Service Providers in Wood Buffalo may offer help with
job search and labour market information. They may provide
courses or training related to specific occupations, certificates,
safety tickets, language or computer skills. The may
provide services for people with barriers to employment.
Look at our Job Search
Services section for more information on the services provided.
For more education and training links see:
Newcomer Website (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo)