View Full Version : Camps in Fort Mac?

01-21-2011, 12:18 AM
Anyone on here have a lot of knowledge on what the camps in Fort Mac are like these days? Specificly the Suncor camps?

Rat Fink
01-21-2011, 06:28 AM
Suncor is like its own city. The food is survivable. There is a weight room there, a bunch of TV rooms, pool tables, baseball diamond. When I used to go there they were trying to set up a boxing club. Its cushy there.

Its a lot better than the Conoco conklin camp :rofl:

01-21-2011, 07:52 AM
borealis camp = good
millenium = shit, avoid at all cost

01-21-2011, 08:01 AM
I'm at the Suncor Firebag site, feel free to PM me

01-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by redblack
borealis camp = good
millenium = shit, avoid at all cost


i lived off making my own sandwiches and cerial... the food is disgusting...

i was just there for 3 months

01-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Nor-alta is filled up and millenium is on its way. Black sands still has room in it.

The larger outages are starting soon so they its only going to be worse.

01-21-2011, 09:26 PM
I heard black sands was really good. I will be heading up there soon, they werent sure which camp yet. All I know is I am working on a Suncor site.

01-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Millennium and Borealis are like my second home :( They're not bad from a place to sleep and eat sense but there are much better camps up there. You can tell the mgmt company is trying but no fucking internet up there unless you get your own modem from Shaw or have mobile! And no TVs in the rooms- you can bring your own and hook it up to the coax cable. It's always a fucking mess but what do you expect from 2000 rednecks and Newfies living together? :dunno: (Don't forget your camo print baseball cap, Tapout t-shirt, and lifted dually! Steroids optional!) And the food isn't terrible- it provides sustenance but it ain't exactly like Mom used to make neither. Can't expect much more out of an industrial kitchen though. PB&J sandwiches FTW. All the good fruit in the lunchroom goes quick and there is fuck all for variety at night shift but cookies, donuts, and other pastries are available all of the time. /rant

In short, get into Noralta or Blacksands if you can. Cleaner, TV, and internet, more privacy, and quieter smaller camps. Food isn't much better but you have more choices for lunch.

01-21-2011, 11:02 PM
That was some good info, thanks a lot.

01-21-2011, 11:08 PM
Heres a question, how are the rooms for noise? Do you get your own room or are you bunking up with people?

01-21-2011, 11:30 PM
I was at Borealis. Better than Millennium. Borealis you share a bathroom with your neighbor unless you get a 'management' room. I bought my own mini fridge and little TV.

Blacksand you can google and have a look online. The rooms look good according to the pictures. Friends of mine are staying there.

01-22-2011, 04:59 PM
From what I hear, Millennium is a shit hole, and has been for years. Fingers crossed I dont get placed there, haha.

01-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Ask if they can put you in the all women camp :-). Just teasing. Would be interesting though.

01-22-2011, 05:33 PM
Hah, that would be prime if it WASNT fort mac.

01-24-2011, 09:02 PM
You get your own room at Millennium lol. In both camps- as for noise, there is no complete seal between the door and the jamb so you'll always have a crack at the bottom that will let light and sound in. Doors slamming, people clacking their boots across the tiled floors, people getting in late- so it can be noisy but it's hit and miss. Depends on how light/heavy you sleep. No worse than a hostel or dorm I guess. Be aware that all Suncor camps are dry camps- no bars, no booze in the rooms neither. I don't mind it at all though as it keeps the rowdiness and the noise down. I think the old guys mind it the most haha. See you around camp, man. It's not that bad but it's not that great either.

01-24-2011, 10:56 PM
Im not really a heavy drinker so I could care less about that. I have my fitness test tomorrow, and then in a few days should hear back about when I go up and where. Really looking to hop on board the money train!

01-24-2011, 11:05 PM
What kind of positions stay in camps? How good is the pay?

01-24-2011, 11:06 PM
Depends on the company. Trades/craft usually from what I know.

01-24-2011, 11:07 PM
Rough range at suncor for under 5 yrs experience?

01-24-2011, 11:14 PM
No idea, this will be my first time up there.

01-25-2011, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by Manhattan
Rough range at suncor for under 5 yrs experience?

What trade?

http://www.clra.org/ has all the wages. It all depends on your schedule you work or the agreement.

Most of Suncor is either standard collective agreement or Major Projects Special Agreement.

If you are management/Suncor employee, its all negotiated and depends on the position/experience.

01-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Just found out Ill be staying at Borealis! :thumbsup:

01-26-2011, 10:26 PM
Nice, roughnecking?

01-27-2011, 06:35 AM
Negative, servicing equipment.

02-02-2011, 12:25 AM
hey can anyone shed some light as to how i would apply to one of these camps to work labor??

feel free to pm me!!


02-02-2011, 05:32 AM
Your better off applying at a company which offers camp.

Camp is a just a service which a company supply's to attract labour.

As far as labourer companies, look to MML, carmacks industrial or the labor's union.

Beeclean or Hines industrial are non-union cleaners but that is the low of low.

These are the guys at Suncor Base Plant. There are hundreds of other companies at other sites. Some offer flights if you go to a camp/site farther out of Fort McMurray.

CSTS, OSSA Regional and other training is still required to get a position with these companies.

02-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Not all positions are offered camp as well. There was a laborer in my orientation class and he was not offered camp. Camp is generally only offered to skilled workers, from what I have seen.

02-09-2011, 11:56 PM
I cant stop picturing Fubar2 as I read this thread :rofl:

02-10-2011, 05:38 AM
Like others have said Borealis > Millennium.

However if there is anyway you can get into Blacksands, go for it. It is by far the best of the three, better accommodations and better food!

What trade are you, and are you a Journeyman?