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|IMPORTANT: Blue Sky Recruiting does not conduct in-person interviews at any location. All interviews are conducted by telephone only.
IMPORTANT: You need to be 18-years of age or older and in Canada at the time you are completing a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. Also, you need to be legally eligible to work full-time for remote camp employers in Alberta at the time you complete a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application and for a minimum of 12-months thereafter. If you do not meet all of these requirements, please disregard any further instructions below regarding completion of applications, submission of resumes, etc. until such time that you meet all of the criteria mentioned. Please note that Blue Sky Recruiting is only licensed to assist job seekers who are in Canada and is not licensed to assist job seekers who are either outside Canada or who are in Canada but require a LMO (Labour Market Opinion) in order to legally work in Canada. Additionally, we do not assist Canadian Citizens or those who are already eligible to work in Canada unless they are in Canada at the time of their telephone interview.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for employment, you will first need to e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and then complete a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application as described in the LET'S GET STARTED section below. Blue Sky Recruiting reviews resumes only if a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application has also been completed within the last 12-months by the job seeker. Details on exactly how to complete a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application and have it reviewed within 48-hours are listed below in the LET'S GET STARTED section below. If the review of your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application and resume are successful, you will be sent an e-mail from a recruiter that authorizes you to complete a safety review and then complete STEP 2, which is the telephone interview request application. Please do not complete STEP 2 without authorization as it may void your interview and/or employment eligibility.
You have reached Blue Sky Recruiting's online recruitment system website. The purpose of this website is to allow qualified applicants to apply online immediately and go from their initial application today to a telephone interview and written offer within 7 calendar days, and receive e-mail confirmation at each step in the process. To learn more about Blue Sky Recruiting, please visit www.blueskyrecruiting.com to view our corporate website. We have a unique arrangement with our remote camp partners who permit us to recruit staff directly on their behalf. We also have agreements with our remote camp affiliates who accept recruits that we recommend to them. Either way, one application and telephone interview with us is all you’ll need to be considered for hundreds of jobs in scores of camps throughout Alberta. If you have arrived at this website and are not sure of what you need to do, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and a recruiter will reply within 48-hours with an e-mail containing general information and directions.
Blue Sky Recruiting only communicates with job seekers and recruits via e-mail (other than for telephone interviews) and we are almost always able to reply to your e-mail inquiry within 48-hours, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Telephone messages and voicemails regarding general employment questions will not be returned. Your co-operation and understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated. Please be advised that we no longer accept any job seeker documentation, such as resumes and credentials etc., by facsimile. We are unable to track any personal contact information contained within e-mails. Instead, please ensure your account profile at www.blueskyrecruiting.com/apply is up to date and contains your most current contact information. We are required by law to have a physical office in provinces where employers we are supplying recruits to are located. However, as a highly specialized niche recruitment agency for the remote camp industry who has automated much of its recruitment process online, public access and communication options have been limited in order to reduce costs and facilitate more jobs being be filled. Both the government agency who licenses Blue Sky Recruiting and the Calgary Better Business Bureau, who we are accredited with, are aware of each of our office addresses. They are also aware of the purpose and function of each office and that they are private.
Blue Sky Recruiting is a federally incorporated, government licensed employment agency with offices in Calgary, Alberta; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Blue Sky Recruiting does not charge any mandatory fees to job seekers. Just like many of our customers and their clients, we operate 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Our primary function is recruiting highly qualified catering, hospitality, and maintenance staff from across Canada to work for employee-focused Alberta-based remote camp operators. Every year since 2002, our recruiters have contracted with some of the largest remote camp operators in western and northern Canada and have supplied them with thousands of new employees for their operations. Major industries our remote camp partners and affiliates serve are oil, gas, forestry, mining, exploration, and construction. Typical jobs we recruit for include 1st Cook, Baker, 2nd Cook, Breakfast Cook, General Kitchen Helper, Sandwich Maker, Dishwasher, Janitor, Camp Attendant (housekeeping), and Camp Maintenance. Skilled labour positions include Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, Refrigeration Mechanic, and all related apprentices. Management positions we recruit for include Field Supervisor, Camp Manager, and Chef Manager. We are passionate about our unique remote camp recruitment process and are motivated by the positive benefits it has produced for our recruits, our customers, and their employees and clients. We only recruit people that will, on average, measurably improve the workforce quality at remote camp operators that we partner with. Also, we only maintain partnerships with remote camp operators where the employee experience for our recruits is measurably better than the industry average. We make certain both of these goals are continuously met through our ongoing, comprehensive, quality assurance process.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2014
We are recruiting people to fill hundreds of additional catering and housekeeping positions required under current annual contracts and agreements we have with our remote camp partners and affiliates. Currently, we are actively scheduling people to arrive at remote camp employers in Alberta most weeks during the current winter and spring seasons. If you have not already done so and are available to report to a remote camp employer in Alberta between January 7th, 2014 and June 10th, 2014, please read through the following information immediately as there are hundreds of employment opportunities available through Blue Sky Recruiting this year. If you are interested in starting remote camp work after June 10th, 2014 specifically, please continue to visit https://www.blueskyrecruiting.com/apply for updates regarding additional employment opportunities during that time. In all cases, you will need to be prepared to travel to a remote camp employer's office in Alberta for your pre-employment orientation and be properly supplied for dispatch to a remote camp as required. Historically, job seekers we interviewed between September and February (traditionally the busier time of year) and who were successful, were typically offered 2 or 3 different remote camp employers to choose from for immediate and/or near term arrival dates. Job seekers we interviewed between March and August (traditionally the slower time of year) and who were successful, were typically offered 1 or occasionally 2 different remote camp employers to choose from for immediate and near term arrival dates. This was done to ensure a more predictable allocation of new recruits to our remaining remote camp partners and affiliates who were still hiring. Also between March and August (traditionally the slower time of year), some job seekers we interviewed were offered 1 or occasionally 2 different remote camp employers to choose from for arrival dates up to 6 or 7 months in the future. This was done to provide some opportunities for employment to those we would not normally select due to increased job seeker competition during the slower time of year when our selection requirements for immediate and near term arrival dates were proportionally higher.
AT OUR REMOTE CAMP PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES
Our clients are busy with very few of them anticipating a significant amount of involuntary layoffs occurring this spring. In January 2013 alone, nearly one hundred of our newest catering, housekeeping, and maintenance recruits arrived at the Alberta offices of our remote camp partners and affiliates for the very first time to begin working in a remote camp. All of these recruits were hired with virtually all of them starting work within 3 days of their pre-employment orientation and usually sooner than that. In the past, 100% of our recruits who arrived to the Alberta offices of our remote camp partners and affiliates and were ready, willing, and able to begin work, were offered employment very shortly after successfully completing their pre-employment orientation. Our commitment to ensuring a smooth transition for our recruits from job seeker status to remote camp employee is unwavering. We have negotiated contracts and agreements with our remote camp partners and affiliates on behalf of all our catering and hospitality recruits to ensure they will all be sent to work within 3-days (for arrivals between November 25th and February 28th) or 5-days (for arrivals between March 1st and November 24th) of their arrival for pre-employment orientation, or they will be provided with free in-town motel/hotel accommodations in the rare event of a delay beyond these time limits. We have also negotiated contracts and agreements with our remote camp partners and affiliates on behalf of all our camp maintenance recruits to ensure they will all be sent to work on the same day as their pre-employment orientation or they will be provided with free in-town motel/hotel accommodations in the rare event of a delay. In all cases, these motel/hotel benefits are only available once, after a recruit arrives to the employer’s office for their initial pre-employment orientation. All of this information can be confirmed by an independent and respected agency on request. Our remote camp partners are an excellent employment option for our recruits who are planning well ahead as we are often able to reserve spots for them several months in advance.
IF YOU ARE OFFERED A JOB AFTER A CONFIRMED APPLICATION, SAFETY REVIEW, AND SUCCESSFUL TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR COST:
a) Your own travel arrangements and expenses between your home and the remote camp employer’s office. Remote camp employers do not pay for, or arrange for, any travel between your home and their offices. You are required to make and pay for all necessary travel arrangements yourself and they can not advance you any money or deduct these expenses from your pay cheques. Neither Blue Sky Recruiting nor our remote camp partners and affiliates will make any travel related arrangements for you.
b) Your own expenses and accommodation arrangements on your days off whether you are close enough to the remote camp employer’s office to be able to return home or are too far away and will need temporary accommodations such as a hotel, motel, or hostel. Blue Sky Recruiting and our remote camp partners and affiliates do not provide any information relating to long term or shared accommodations for your days off. You are required to provide and pay for your own lodging, transportation, and meals etc. on your days off which is typically 7-days (normally work assignments are 21 consecutive days). You are not permitted to stay in camp during your days off. You are not permitted to stay and work during your days off. You are not paid for your days off.
c) Copies of your relevant credentials, diplomas, safety training, and other certification that you indicated that you had on your resume, STEP 1A or STEP 1B application, or during your telephone interview; as well as any other documentation requested. A criminal record check that meets our requirements and is dated on or after the date your telephone interview occurred will also be required.
IF YOU ARE OFFERED A COOKING, BAKING, OR HOUSEKEEPING JOB AFTER A CONFIRMED APPLICATION, SAFETY REVIEW, AND SUCCESSFUL TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, YOU WILL ALSO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
a) A company uniform which usually costs between $10 and $50 and will be deducted from your first pay cheque. If you choose not to purchase your uniform from the remote camp employer, you must be willing to provide your own uniform that meets their requirements. Some remote camp employers require a refundable deposit (usually $40 to $45) be deducted from your first pay cheque for a company uniform instead of being purchased.
b) A pair of black closed-toe shoes made of oil resistant leather that are certified non-slip (not required at all remote camp employers but still highly recommended).
IF YOU ARE OFFERED A SKILLED LABOUR TRADE OR CAMP MAINTENANCE JOB AFTER A CONFIRMED APPLICATION, SAFETY REVIEW, AND SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW, YOU WILL ALSO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
a) No uniforms will be supplied. Will need to supply own indoor and outdoor coveralls, or winter coveralls depending on the time of year.
b) Will need to supply own certified non-slip, steel toed boots.
c) Will need to supply own certified non-slip, steel toed, rubber boots.
d) Will need to supply own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as hard hat, gloves, and safety glasses.
IF YOU ARE OFFERED A JOB AFTER A CONFIRMED APPLICATION, SAFETY REVIEW, AND SUCCESSFUL TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, SOME OF THE JOBS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT OUR REMOTE CAMP PARTNERS PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
a) 1st Cook - Red Seal Journeyman = $2120.96 to $2598.96/ Weekly for 84 hours per week, Provincial Journeyman = $1968.08 to $2446.08/ Weekly for 84 hours per week, Non-Journeyman $1866.16 to $2344.16/ Weekly for 84 hours per week. Regardless of qualifications and experience, all 1st Cooks who are new to a particular employer must be willing to do one rotation (1 to 3 weeks at the employer’s discretion) as a 2nd Cook at 2nd Cook wages so their current skills can be evaluated in the context of the employer’s work environment.
b) Night Baker (includes breakfast duties depending on camp size) - Red Seal Journeyman = $1798.89 to $2395.12/ Weekly for 84 hours per week, Provincial Journeyman = $1646.01 to $2242.24/ Weekly for 84 hours per week, Non-Journeyman $1544.09 to $2140.32/ Weekly for 84 hours per week. Regardless of qualifications and experience, all Night Bakers who are new to a particular employer must be willing to do one rotation (1 to 3 weeks at the employer’s discretion) as a 2nd Cook at 2nd Cook wages so their current skills can be evaluated in the context of the employer’s work environment.
c) 2nd Cook - $1521.87/ Weekly for 84 hours per week (usually split shift, but not always).
d) Camp Attendant (Housekeeping) - $1375.92/ Weekly for 84 hours per week (usually split shift, but not always).
Note: Our remote camp partners pay for and arrange all travel for you from their office to the camp job site and then back again to their office. This free service is provided for all employees, regardless of how far away the camp job site is from the office.
Note: All weekly gross pay wage examples listed already include 4% vacation pay for all eligible earnings, as well as any applicable overtime at a rate of 1.5x the regular hourly wage, which are both included on every cheque. A complete and detailed breakdown of wages will be provided after a successful telephone interview. Wage ranges for 1st Cooks and Night Bakers depend on camp size.
Note: Your accommodations and meals are paid for while you are working in camp. There is absolutely no cost for your meals and room while you are working in one of our remote camp partner's camps. Imagine working 21 days straight, piling up the overtime and not having any out of pocket expenses while you are working. Meanwhile, your pay cheques keep building up in your bank account. This lifestyle is a dream come true for many of our recruits.
Note: All positions and remuneration examples listed above are currently available and we are actively recruiting to fill these jobs. Because we recruit for more than one remote camp operator, a job seeker may be offered additional or different remuneration options based on their recruiter's assessment.
POSITIONS NOT CURRENTLY BEING RECRUITED FOR (ALL AUTHORIZED ADVERTISEMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED)
Note: Job seekers wishing to be considered for the following position(s) are still welcome to apply. Job seekers whose telephone interviews are successful for any of the following position(s) will be notified they have been added to a waiting list and will be contacted before new authorized advertisements are posted within 12 months of their telephone interview date. Because the following position(s) are not currently being advertised, we are unable to provide any additional information.
a) Journeyman Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Remote Camp Maintenance): $4229.68/ Weekly for 70 hours per week (equals $49.00/hr for 10 hours per day + 4% vacation pay). Hourly pay starts at the time departure from employer’s office and you are paid when travelling to and from camp. Maximum 10 hours pay on day in or day out. Rotations are usually 21 days in and 7 days out. A request for rotations of either 14 days in and 14 days out OR 14 days in and 7 days may be considered after a successful telephone interview.
b) Journeyman Plumber (Remote Camp Maintenance – Gas ticket required): $3368.44/ Weekly for 70 hours per week (equals $39.00/hr for 10 hours per day + 4% vacation pay). Hourly pay starts at the time departure from employer’s office and you are paid when travelling to and from camp. Maximum 10 hours pay on day in or day out. Rotations are usually 21 days in and 7 days out. A request for rotations of either 14 days in and 14 days out OR 14 days in and 7 days may be considered after a successful telephone interview.
c) Journeyman Electrician (Remote Camp Maintenance): $3021.20 / Weekly to $3368.44/ Weekly for 70 hours per week (equals $35.00-$39.00/hr for 10 hours per day + 4% vacation pay). Hourly pay starts at the time departure from employer’s office and you are paid when travelling to and from camp. Maximum 10 hours pay on day in or day out. Typical rotations are rotations are 21 days in and 7 days out. Rotations are usually 21 days in and 7 days out. A request for rotations of either 14 days in and 14 days out OR 14 days in and 7 days may be considered after a successful telephone interview.
d) Camp Maintenance: $2158.00/ Weekly for 70 hours per week (equals $25.00/hr for 10 hours per day + 4% vacation pay). Hourly pay starts at the time departure from employer’s office and you are paid when travelling to and from camp. Maximum 10 hours pay on day in or day out. Rotations are usually 21 days in and 7 days out. A request for rotations of either 14 days in and 14 days out OR 14 days in and 7 days may be considered after a successful telephone interview.
CURRENT JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND WAGES
You are required to review job descriptions and wages for available positions before completing a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. If you have not already done so, please review the job descriptions (short version) and wages for jobs that are currently available through Blue Sky Recruiting by visiting the Government of Canada's HRDC job bank website. To do this, please follow these 6 steps:
1) Visit www.jobbank.gc.ca
2) Select English or French
3) Click on "Job Search"
4) Click on "Alberta"
5) Enter "Blue Sky Recruiting" in the keyword search box
6) Click on "Search Now"
All jobs we are currently recruiting for can be viewed by following the instructions listed above. If you do not see a job title that you are interested in when you follow the job search instructions listed above, it means that we are not actively recruiting for that particular job title. Other than jobs titles that are mentioned on this webpage, or that can be found by following the job search instructions listed above, we are not currently accepting resumes, applications, or inquiries for any other positions. Additionally, we do not provide any information relating to jobs, or types of jobs, that have been offered in the past or might be offered in the future.
LET'S GET STARTED!
You are required to review job descriptions and wages for available positions before completing a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. If you have not already done so, please review the job descriptions (short version) and wages for jobs that are currently available through Blue Sky Recruiting by visiting the Government of Canada's HRDC job bank website. Instructions on how to do this are located below under the CURRENT JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND WAGES heading. Neither our website nor this online application system permits the attachment of any documents. Resumes must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to completing STEP 1A or STEP 1B. If you had indicated in your application that you held Journeyman credentials, you will need to e-mail a copy of those Journeyman credentials to email@example.com prior to the start time of your STEP 1A or STEP 1B appointment. Simply sending your resume to us is not enough. In order to be considered for employment, you will first need to e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and then complete a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application as well. Even though you may see multiple job advertisements, please do not complete multiple applications. One successfully completed application is all that is required to be considered for all currently advertised jobs anywhere in Alberta. Resumes are only reviewed if a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application has also been completed within the last 12-months by an individual. Details on exactly how to complete STEP 1A or STEP 1B and have your application and resume reviewed within 48-hours and a telephone interview offered to you if the review is successful, are listed immediately below. Please note that if you have already completed an application with Blue Sky Recruiting within the last 12-months, you are required to wait a minimum of 1 full year (365 calendar days) before you are eligible to complete another one. If you have not already completed an application with Blue Sky Recruiting in the last 12-months or have only sent your resume or credentials to us by e-mail, you will need to complete an application in order to be considered. The STEP 1A or STEP 1B application process involves answering over 100 multiple choice questions and has taken past applicants an average of 21.5 minutes to complete. If we have already sent you a Conditional Job Offer within the last 12-months that listed a specific employer’s name and you are in good standing with us, please forward a copy of your Letter of Interest or Conditional Job Offer to email@example.com and indicate that you would like to continue the process. Once your status is confirmed, you may be able to continue the process without having to complete another application. Please note that applications are not currently being accepted from people who require another specific person (spouse, partner, relative, friend, etc.) to also be recruited and work with them in the same camp or with the same employer. All applications submitted must be for a single person only. If you have completed an application with Blue Sky Recruiting within the last 12-months, you are welcome to send us an updated resume or copies of newly acquired credentials etc. by e-mail a maximum of once every 3-months. In this case, our e-mail confirmation responses should not be considered as authorization to complete another application until 1 full year (365 calendar days) has passed from when you last completed one. Additionally, new Blue Sky Recruiting job advertisements should not be considered as authorization to complete another application until 1 full year (365 calendar days) has passed from when you last completed one. If you have not already done so, and are available to report for work between July 1st, 2014 and September 30th, 2014, please continue with the instructions listed immediately below as we are currently recruiting for hundreds of additional catering and housekeeping positions. To get things underway, you will need to register as a new user and complete STEP 1A or STEP 1B and have your application and resume reviewed. Unfortunately, you can not be considered for remote camp employment until you have completed all of the following instructions labeled A through J, so please read each one carefully. You may want to print this page to guide you through the different screens or open up a duplicate webpage in a different window.
VERY IMPORTANT: Although STEP 1A and STEP 1B are the first steps towards obtaining a telephone interview, neither is an appointment for a telephone interview. Neither the STEP 1A or STEP 1B applications requires you to wait for anyone to contact you by telephone for an interview or to go anywhere for an interview. Both the STEP 1A and STEP 1B applications are only used to reserve a date and time period for a recruiter to review your application and resume. Neither of them are appointments for an interview. If you have completed your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application correctly, you will be sent an e-mail confirmation almost immediately. A recruiter will then review your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application and resume within 48-hours of the date and start time of your STEP 1A or STEP 1B appointment and will e-mail you the results and further instructions. Please do not complete both the STEP 1A and STEP 1B applications. Instead, choose the one that includes employment opportunities that you are the most interested in. Blue Sky Recruiting does not provide feedback to job seekers regarding their applications or telephone interviews. Also, specific reasons as to why an application was not approved for a telephone interview or why a job offer is not made after a telephone interview, are not provided. As our recruitment requirements change often depending on the current and projected needs of our remote camp partners, we do continue to advertise for positions as long as the qualifications of new applicants are meeting these requirements. Finally, you should not proceed to complete a STEP 1A or STEP 1B application or e-mail your resume to us unless you are fully prepared to accept the possibility that you will not receive a telephone interview with our company. Your continued communication with us, including completing any applications or supplying any documentation that would normally be associated with a pre-screening and/or recruitment process, implies your acceptance of these terms. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before continuing and we will respond within 48-hours.
STEP 1A or STEP 1B
A) As soon as possible, please forward your resume to email@example.com so a recruiter will have access to it when they review your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. If you had indicated in your application that you held Journeyman credentials, you will need to e-mail a copy of those Journeyman credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start time of your STEP 1A or STEP 1B appointment. In this case, please ensure that you e-mail your Journeyman credentials from the same e-mail address listed in your account. If you did not indicate that you held Journeyman credentials, you do not need to e-mail anything relating to them. The decision to authorize you to complete STEP 2 and request a telephone interview is made based on the information we have available at the time your documentation is reviewed by a recruiter. If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to e-mail a copy of your resume and other documentation to email@example.com prior to completing STEP 1A or STEP 1B to avoid an unfavourable decision being made without this information. Please ensure that your e-mailed resume is in Microsoft Word format (*.DOC or *.DOCX), Adobe Portable Document Format (*.PDF), Rich Text Format (*.RTF), or Text formatted ASCII file (*.TXT). Regrettably, any resumes that do not meet these criteria will not be considered or reviewed further. We do not accept resumes that require us to click on a link to download such as Windows Live SkyDrive etc.
B) Please click the "Login" button near the top right hand corner of the screen.
C) Please click on the "Enrolment" tab in the upper middle area of the screen.
D) Please complete the enrolment form. Remember, the information you provide is totally secure and password protected. Your information is only accessible by you, our recruiters, and our website administrators. Please assist us in making the hiring process as fast as possible for you by providing a working e-mail address (use your own or a friends etc.) when you register so we can notify you of any changes to the status of your applications and appointments. If you do not have access to a working e-mail address right now, it would be best if you stop the process until you are able to obtain one. If you are unsure of how to set up an e-mail account, please contact your local employment centre to see if they will assist you in locating free internet service locations so you can set up a free e-mail account and have access to it. It is important that you be able to access e-mails that we may send you in a timely manner.
E) Please click on the "Enrol" button at the bottom of the screen.
F) Depending on your personal qualifications and preferences, please click on STEP 1A or STEP 1B at the bottom left of the screen.
G) By clicking on different days and months on the calendar, you can select an available date and time that you would like to have your application and resume reviewed. Once you find a date and time that is convenient for you, please click on a time button at the bottom of the screen to confirm your selection. Although most people will choose the earliest possible date and time so their application and resume can be reviewed as soon as possible, if you are not expecting to be able to e-mail documentation immediately, please choose a later date to allow yourself some additional time. It is very important to remember that all times on this website are always quoted in Mountain Time (either MST or MDT depending on the time of the year).
H) Please complete the application form. You must select an option for every question or statement in order for the application to be completed.
I) Please click on the "Make Appointment" button at the bottom of the screen.
J) Please click on the "Logout" button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
THANK YOU, YOU'RE DONE! - YOU'LL BE SENT AN E-MAIL CONFIRMATION IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. A RECRUITER WILL THEN REVIEW YOUR STEP 1A OR STEP 1B APPLICATION AND RESUME WITHIN 48-HOURS OF THE DATE AND START TIME OF YOUR STEP 1A OR STEP 1B APPOINTMENT AND WILL E-MAIL YOU THE RESULTS AND FURTHER INSTRCUTIONS. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE THIS, PLEASE CONTACT US BY E-MAIL AFTER WAITING 48-HOURS FROM THE DATE AND START TIME OF YOUR STEP 1A OR STEP 1B APPOINTMENT.
If the review of your resume and STEP 1A or STEP 1B application is successful, we will e-mail you safety review instructions. This process will require you to e-mail proof of successfully completed preferred and required safety training, as well as any new documentation required. If your safety review is successful, we will e-mail you a Safety Review Confirmation Number that you will need when you complete STEP 2 and select a date and time for your telephone interview that is most convenient for you. Requirements for industry related safety training are increasing rapidly and Blue Sky Recruiting is committed to providing our remote camp partners and affiliates in Alberta with the most safety conscious recruits in the remote camp industry. Cumulatively, all of the specific safety training we look for from applicants is valued by our clients. Some of our clients require this training. Some of our clients prefer this training. Some of our clients pay our recruits more than our advertised rates because they have this training. All currently authorized job advertisements clearly indicate “Safety training required” as telephone interviews are presently only being conducted with applicants who meet our minimum safety training requirements. Once your safety review has been successfully completed, we will e-mail you a Safety Review Confirmation Number and authorize you to complete STEP 2 and secure a telephone interview. If you would like more information on the type of documentation that may be required or requested, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the capitalized words DOCUMENTATION INQUIRY in the subject line and your name and contact information (phone number and/or address) in the body of the e-mail and we will respond to you within 48-hours. Otherwise, you will be provided with this information at the appropriate time in the process.
If you have been issued a Safety Review Confirmation Number and have not yet requested a telephone interview, you are welcome to complete STEP 2 right now and select a telephone interview date and time that is most convenient for you. We do not take requests for other any other dates and times not already showing in our online recruiting system. Please note that although 15-minutes is allotted for a confirmed telephone interview, interviews are generally 5-12 minutes in duration, depending on the position(s) a person is applying for and how varied their experience is. If at any time you become unavailable for work or have changed your mind, you can log into your account 24-hours a day and cancel or reschedule your STEP 2 appointment request. We are unable to provide you with information on the status of your application that is any more updated than what you can already see by logging into your account. Please note that Blue Sky Recruiting does not provide specific reasons as to why a telephone interview application was not confirmed or a job offer was not made. As recruitment requirements change depending on the current and projected needs of our remote camp partners and affiliates, Blue Sky Recruiting will continue to advertise for positions as long as the qualifications of new applicants are meeting these requirements.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
After you have received your Conditional Job Offer but before you complete STEP 3 and select your pre-employment orientation date at a remote camp employer's office in Alberta, you will need to supply a criminal record check that is dated on or after the date your telephone interview occurred. Your criminal record check must confirm what was indicated in your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. If you would like more information on the type of criminal record check documentation that will be required, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the capitalized words CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK INQUIRY in the subject line and we will respond to you within 48-hours. Otherwise, you will be provided with this information at the appropriate time in the process.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
After employment begins, it is possible that you will be required to participate in a drug and alcohol test in post-incident or reasonable cause situations, regardless of pre-site access hiring protocols. There may be costs to you associated with failing a drug and alcohol test in the workplace in these situations. Most of our remote camp partners and affiliates operate or maintain one or more business unit work sites that have been identified as safety sensitive. Some of our remote camp partners and affiliates have even had all of their business unit work sites identified as safety sensitive. This identification requires all recruits to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to arriving at a camp and in the case of the latter example, even before entering the employer's office for pre-employment orientation. Once your pre-employment orientation date and travel plans have been accepted and confirmed, if you have chosen an employer who requires mandatory testing prior to your arrival at their office (you will be informed which employers require mandatory testing in advance), they will contact you before your pre-employment orientation date in order to make the necessary arrangements for you to be tested in your area before travelling. There is no cost to you for the test and they will make all of the arrangements for you. You do not need to locate a testing facility on your own. Please note that drug and alcohol testing locations are available nationally. Alternatively, drug and alcohol testing can be done in Edmonton, Alberta prior to your pre-employment orientation (e.g. a recruit can be tested the day prior to pre-employment orientation). However, this would mean you would have to arrive to Edmonton at least 1 full business day prior to your pre-employment orientation in order to be able to have enough time to have the test done. Either way, whether you are tested near your home or in Edmonton, a failed test would mean that you would not be eligible to attend your pre-employment orientation (even though it has been confirmed) or become an employee of the employer. We have witnessed significant changes in drug and alcohol testing protocols within the remote camp industry in Alberta over the last few years as employee and client safety continues to become a pre-eminently important factor in current business models. Best practices appear to be changing from drug and alcohol testing being conducted only after an incident has occurred to pre-testing being done prior to an employee being sent to work or even becoming an employee at all. From our experience, this blanket practice was uncommon in Alberta until recently but may quickly become the norm for the remote camp industry within the next couple of years as more large operators continue to change their drug and alcohol testing policies.
FAILURE TO MEET EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS
Blue Sky Recruiting will not refer a job seeker to another of our remote camp partners or affiliates if that job seeker fails to meet the requirements of a drug and alcohol, Fitness-for-Work, or other pre-employment test if applicable, with a different remote camp partner or affiliate of ours initially. Your continued communication with us, including completing any applications or supplying any documentation that would normally be associated with a pre-screening and/or recruitment process, implies your acceptance of these terms. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before continuing and we will respond within 48-hours.
If you have any problem, concern, or comment regarding the steps below, or with this online recruiting system in general, please send an e-mail to our website administrator at email@example.com and we will respond to you within 48-hours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) I have created an account, requested a date and time, and have answered all of the questions, but I have not received confirmation that this was received and I feel something is not right. What have I done wrong? You have probably successfully created an account. However, we probably have not received your application yet. Sometimes people don't notice that at the very bottom of the form they have to click "Make Appointment" one more time.
2) When filling out the registration form, where are the provinces listed? You will find the provinces at the very bottom of the list after the US states.
3) Why is my Canadian postal code not being accepted? Be sure you are entering your postal code in the formal A#A #A# taking care to use capital letters, not mixing the letter O with the number zero and vice versa, leaving a space between the first set of 3 digits and the second set of 3 digits, and not using a dash or hyphen to separate the 2 sets of 3 digits.
4) Why is my entry not being accepted for my address or city? Entries for the city field should not contain any commas. Entries for any part of the address or city fields are not able to accept contain keyboard characters other than the 26 character English alphabet. For example, French letters with accents can not be recognized by the system.
5) Why are dates I am entering not being accepted? All required dates are in the format MM/DD/YYYY. For example, January 18th, 2014 would be entered as 01/18/2014.
6) I have just entered my name and address information, am I done? No. You need to complete items F through J where you will need to request an available date and time for your application and resume to be reviewed and answer a number of questions in the STEP 1A or STEP 1B application.
7) I seem to meet all of your qualification requirements and would like to know why I was not offered the opportunity for a safety review or telephone interview after completing STEP 1A or STEP 1B? We do not accept requests to change answers you have given in your STEP 1A or STEP 1B application. For this reason, please be sure all of your answers are accurate and reflect your understanding and intentions. Some people select "No" when they really mean "Yes", and vice versa, to questions on various application forms. Please take your time and make sure all your answers represent what they should because an incorrect answer may disqualify you. Just because you were not offered an opportunity for a telephone interview immediately does not necessarily mean that we will never contact you again for an interview. Be assured that your information will be kept on file for 12 full months (365 days) as we would like to be able to contact you should the requirements at our remote camp partners and affiliates change. Also, even though you may have applied for some positions, we will consider your application and resume for new advertised positions as they occur. If you do not receive any contact from us, you are more than welcome to reapply after a period of 12 full months (365 days) from your original application date and we will seriously reconsider your new application. However, we will not provide updates on the status of your current application in the meantime.
8) Can you explain what the differences in time zones are in Canada? When it is 2:00pm MST (Mountain Standard Time) in Alberta it is 5:30pm NST (Newfoundland Standard Time), 5:00pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time), 4:00pm EST (Eastern Standard Time), 3:00pm CST (Central Standard Time), and 1:00pm PST (Pacific Standard Time).
9) I have made an account and answered a number of questions and completed a number of statements in STEP 1A or STEP 1B but I have not received an e-mail confirming that the request was received and there is no appointment under "My Appointments" in my account. What do I do? Sometimes people don't notice that at the very bottom of the screen, after they have answered all of the questions in the application form, they still need to click "Make Appointment" one more time. If you do not see an appointment after click on the "My Appointments" section of your account, then you have not successfully made an appointment and you must complete another application in order to be considered.
10) Why am I not receiving any e-mails from your online system even though I provided an e-mail address? Please make sure your e-mail address is 100% correct. The most common mistake that we see is people with yahoo.ca accounts listing their email address as yahoo.com or making a typing mistake in their e-mail address.
11) Why am I not receiving any e-mail responses even when I am replying directly to a recruiter's e-mail? If you are not receiving any e-mail responses to direct inquiries that you are making, it is possible that the e-mail address you have set up as the reply address in your e-mail program is incorrect or not functioning. Even though you may see "firstname.lastname@example.org" in your sent folder, the actual "reply to" address within your e-mail properties settings may have been misspelled and set up incorrectly as "email@example.com" for example. So when we try and reply to your e-mail, you never receive our response and it bounces back to us as undeliverable. This can be very frustrating for everyone involved. If you have not received a response to your direct e-mail inquiry within 72-hours, please check your e-mail settings or contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to confirm that you are able to send an e-mail to them and receive a reply back to that same e-mail. To ensure your privacy, we will not attempt to contact you at any telephone number or e-mail address other than those you have listed in your account. At our discretion, we may attempt to contact you at an alternate telephone number provided by someone who answers at a telephone number or replies from an e-mail address listed in your account. For privacy reasons, we will not try and guess the correct e-mail address for someone whose e-mail has bounced back to us.
IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to make an appointment for STEP 2 until you have been issued either a Safety Review Confirmation Number or a Documentation Review Confirmation Code. Please do not attempt to make an appointment for STEP 3 or STEP 4 until you have completed STEP 2 and have received a Conditional Job Offer from Blue Sky Recruiting. You will know if you are in receipt of a valid Conditional Job Offer if you receive an e-mail from us and it has your name on it, it says that it is a Conditional Job Offer, and lists a specific remote camp employer's name. Any person who proceeds to complete STEP 3 or STEP 4 without written authorization to do so will be deemed to have abused the system and will have their account suspended resulting in the recruiting process permanently ending for them. Unless otherwise specifically advised in writing, people who arrive to one of our remote camp partner's offices without STEP 3 and STEP 4 both being in a current "Confirmed" state, will not be permitted to stay and will need to leave the premises immediately and continue the normal recruiting process with us off-site, regardless of how far they have traveled.