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.