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Oil Calling (2013) (23 minutes)

Oil Calling is a documentary about new immigrants and Canada’s oil and gas industry.

will be airing on CBC’s Documentary Channel on August 8th and 9th, 2014.

The times are 930pm (EST) and 730pm (MST) on Friday, August 8th, 2014 and on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 04:30am (EST) and 2:30am (MST).

Click here to see the trailer of “OIL CALLING“.

The documentary Oil Calling follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria, Eritrea, Northern Ireland, China, and Kyrgyzstan who have been chosen to participate in a highly competitive training program offered by the resettlement agency, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. For the last ten years the CCIS has been receiving up to four hundred applicants each year but can only select sixteen people to participate in the program. The film will show what happens to them on the course, why they want to work in the oil and gas industry and whether they are successful at getting jobs in the oil patch.