Why Work For High Arctic
High Arctic Offers Solid Careers, Built on Sound Values, Extensive Training and an Unquestionable Commitment to Safety.
We provide challenging and rewarding careers for our people. If you value personal growth, professionalism, integrity, pride, and dedication, check out our Current Opportunities.
In addition to our North American opportunities, High Arctic is an employer of choice in Papua New Guinea for skilled citizens and highly experienced expatriates. To apply for opportunities in Papua New Guinea, send resumes and abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions to give you more insight into what it’s like to work as a field employee. Please contact us if you have any more inquiries about a career with our company.
High Arctic offers a total rewards package, competitive across the industry. This includes:
- Industry leading wages for all field positions
- A comprehensive employer paid Health and Dental benefits program
- $2,500 Signing Bonus for all field positions
- $2,500 Referral for all field referrals (no limit)
- Matching Group RRSP Program
- Deferred Performance (Safety) Bonus Program
For more information on the details of these benefits, you can speak to the hiring representative at the interview stage.
- Eligible to work in Canada
- At least 18 years old
- Minimum Class 5 driver’s license – Note: Applicants with GDL (Graduated Driver’s License) status are not permitted to operate commercial vehicles. Only applicants with a clean, valid driver’s license will be considered.
- Valid First Aid ticket
- Valid H2S Alive ticket
- Physically fit and work in a zero-tolerance environment for drugs and alcohol
- Willingness to work away from home and sometimes with short notice
- Safety-minded; adhering to all Company policies, processes and procedures
You will be able to find First Aid/H2S Alive courses available in most towns and cities across Canada. For:
- Standard First Aid: There are many providers and St. John Ambulance is one of the main ones. Costs range per provider and the majority of the courses are one day with an approximate cost of $150.00
- H2S Alive: You can take a one day course through any Energy Safety Canada location (formerly Enform). The cost of the course is approximately $140.00
Our high-profile clients have rigs all over Alberta, but often the work is in and around our facility locations. You may be asked to relocate and live in hard-to-recruit areas. Many of our rigs do not work out of town and the crew travels home every night. Living allowance is generally not paid to workers who are required to live local to where the rig works.
High Arctic does not pay for your relocation costs if you move from elsewhere in Canada. Be sure to research the cost of living in the Western provinces before you relocate to plan for your financial needs. You will need enough money to support yourself for before you receive your first pay cheque. Our field employees are paid bi-weekly.
Complete clothing needs differ for each area of business and will be discussed in-depth at the interview stage with our team.
- ANSI Approved Hard Hat
- Approved Gloves
- Safety Glasses
Steel Toed Boots (As a field employee, you will be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $150 per year after 6 months of employment)
You will also need to wear clothes under your coveralls. We recommend layers of cotton blend sweat pants, sweatshirts and sweaters in combination with long underwear and t-shirts. Wool socks are also recommended. Absolutely no hooded sweatshirts or polyester clothing can be worn on any worksites.
All the training related to your position will be paid for by the Company, other than First Aid or H2S, but you will be required to stay for 12 months after the course has completed otherwise all expenses will be recovered. We will also pay the time you take to attend a training session (at a specified training rate).
Spring break up is when the rigs cannot move to the next work site because road bans are in place. Until road bans are lifted, the rig is shut down and the crews are sent home.
Spring break up can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, depending on weather and activity levels. It can start as early as the end of February and continue until the beginning of June.
High Arctic recognizes the financial hardship during this time and that steady work is important to our employees. While our goal is to provide consistent work, the nature of our industry can present challenges in achieving this goal. Our Steady Work and Top Up Programs are an incentive that allows our employees to earn the minimum level of income during a time where they would otherwise be looking for other work. More details will be provided during the interview stage.