Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

Diverse Relations of People, Oil, and Place (2007-2009)

PENELOPE

Penelope

Student, Resident for Less than a Year, Immigrant from Southeast Asia, Teen

“It’s where the large oil companies are and has lots of work even though it’s a small town and small town with lots of opportunities . . .You can start with $15 an hour and then lots of money. Money, money, money it’s all about money.”

“I want to be a nurse. My parents are immigrants; they came direct to Fort McMurray. It’s just like a stepping stone to go to Canada. There’s a lot of opportunities here.”

“All of us want to leave Fort McMurray.”

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