Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fort McMurray Alberta - Lots of Jobs --- But...


The above screen grab shows the upside of Fort McMurray with nearly 1400 jobs up for grabs on this employment website as of February 15, 2014. The jobs needing filling cover a wide range from unskilled to highly skilled in a wide variety of categories.

Since 2001 to 2011 the population has nearly doubled from 38,667 to 61,374. The median household income leads the country at $175,230 according to Statistics Canada and obviously employment prospects are good across the board.

Housing costs, as one would expect also reflect the prosperity of the area as this following ad taken from KIJIJI shows the typical rent for suites in the area,

While $2,000 for two bedrooms seems rather daunting when compared with Nanaimo, the median household income of $175,000 is more than ample to accommodate those kind of housing costs.


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