Well, have you ever been to Edmonton in the 'off season'? The last Englishman who tried to discover Edmonton in leui of the Northwest Passage was found a hundred years later frozen somewhere in the northern expanse. Don't try the boat, take the southern way in.
Jobs, salary information, accomodation information and everything that you might wish to know is on the net. In fact, you may be able to line up your entire life on the net. Most of the jobs in Canada are found and prequalified on the net.
In the matter of metal fabrication, it's not a big industry, but it's here alright. Specialties like making high spec pipe for nuclear reactors is perhaps a more a part of things here than crude casting, but if it's made anywhere on earth, it's made somewhere in Canada by someone. Why not you? But you gotta be good. We aren't known for being any cheaper than the Brits or the Americans, or any less credentialist.
Immigrants are welcome here. You'll find the red carpet treatment treatment in most communities until your accent wears off, and then you'll find we treat each other just the same anyway. Good luck and it it scarcly matters whether it's Alberta or anywhere else accross the continent. The Canadian new world is never so strange as Europe.