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Living in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Living in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray, Alberta, is best known today for its association with the oil sands industry. It is the top employer in the region with many available jobs in oil sands and supporting industries. Although not officially a city, “Fort Mac” is considered to...

Society

Fort McMurray is located in Northern Alberta, on top of the largest oil sand deposits in the world – the Athabasca Oil Sands. It is a multicultural community, attracting people from all corners of the country and the world. About fifty per cent of immigrants in Fort...

Economy

Fort McMurray is located near the Athabasca Oil Sands and is considered the heart of one of Alberta’s (and Canada’s) hubs of oil production. Besides the oil sands, the city’s economy includes natural gas and oil pipelines, forestry and tourism. Oil sand...

Finding a home

Finding a home in Fort McMurray shouldn’t be too difficult, however, rents are considered to be the highest in Canada and are continuing to rise, because of the continued flow of immigrants and workers coming to the region to work in the oilsands sector. Average rent...

Medical

As in other parts of Alberta, comprehensive health care services are available in Fort McMurray. Health care in the Wood Buffalo region is coordinated and delivered through Alberta Health Services, Northern Region, part of the Province’s health care system. Many...
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