A number of workers in the oil sands are attracted by the financial opportunities that the work provides, and young workers in particular are coming from situations of debt incurred from post secondary studies. Data from Statistics Canada shows that close to half of students graduate with some form of debt related to their studies. In the Omar story, OSAP stands for Ontario Student Assistance Program, and this agency is responsible for administering the majority of student loans in Ontario, similar programs exist across the country.

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