Traditional small oil and gas exploration is giving way to mega oil sand developments. Over 100 Billion dollars in development is planned for the Edmonton area. The oil sands is very labor intensive. One can make 38 dollars an hour driving super sized dump trucks in Fort McMurray.
If you don't want to work up north.. Try Wendy's. Most places will give you an interview on the spot, and wages are around 10 bucks an hour. We have Universal health care, but your rent will be 1200 for a two bedroom apt.