Job Opportunities for Newcomers
Finding Work in Wood Buffalo
Many of the jobs in Wood Buffalo are in the oil and gas industry or construction industry. Fort McMurray is a community of over 100,000 people which requires construction workers for building houses, commercial and civil engineering projects and industrial development.
Industry jobs are not the only in demand in the Municipality. Administrative, retail, food services, hospitality, tourism, recreation, health care and education jobs are important for supporting the entire community.
The Wood Buffalo/Fort McMurray Labour Market Information website is a good resource for those looking for employment in the region. You can find information on wages, employers and services that help job seekers with their job search, resume writing and interviewing.
Wages in Wood Buffalo
Wages for most jobs are higher in Wood Buffalo than in other areas of Alberta. However, just like anywhere else, if workers don't have the experience and/or education that companies are looking for they may need to work their way up, or get some training and experience before getting the high-paying job they want.