Is a new career on your horizon? Have you thought of what it would be like to live close to the mountains and be able to experience all that nature has to offer, while also pursuing a worthwhile career?
4Sight Search Solutions is excited to announce it is expanding into Alberta, where you can have the best of both worlds.
Let’s talk about why this province is an attractive place to live. As housing prices are at an all-time high in many locations across the country, this is not the case in Alberta. In 2021, the average home in Alberta was $445,400, compared to $816,400 in Ontario. With higher average household incomes in Alberta ($103,720) than in Ontario ($91,540), owning a home in Alberta is definitely more attainable.
With the higher salaries and generally a lower cost of living, it is not necessary to have two incomes to manage expenses and day-to-day living. Also, Albertans only pay 5% GST, as opposed to Ontarians who pay 13% HST.
Typically, commutes are shorter in Alberta, which allows more time for you to either spend with your family; enjoying nature and being outdoors and/or pursuing your hobbies and interests.
Let’s take a closer look at what the major industry in Alberta, oil and gas, is all about.
First, you might be wondering what types of occupations are available? The most common positions include, but are not limited to, mining engineer, blaster, drilling and service rig manager and petroleum engineer. Next, you might be asking yourself, “What is a typical salary?” Depending on the specific position and responsibilities, salaries typically range between $91,000 and $148,000.
For many job seekers, a factor they take into consideration when applying for a position is the size of the company. Small and large companies both have advantages and drawbacks. Over 30% of businesses in the oil and gas industry have 500+ employees, which proves there is stability and job security.
- 96.5% of jobs in the oil and gas industry are full-time.
- Job tenure averages 7.25 years, which demonstrates that employees stick around.
With all of these great attributes, you may be ready to make the move to Alberta.