Oil Sands Career Opportunities

Posted February 13, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News

Over the next four years, Canada’s oil sands companies are expected to require another 6,650 workers in oil sands construction, maintenance and operations as projects that are currently under construction move into production. While the construction workforce is expected to contract as those expansion projects come to an end, workers currently in oil sands construction may be able to transfer into maintenance jobs. The skills for industrial construction and for maintenance work overlap and allow for transferability and mobility between the two. Occupations that support these maintenance activities such as carpenters, millwrights and iron workers will be the most in demand. Continue Reading

We need your expertise! Calling on industry reps to help validate job profiles

Posted February 8, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

We recently launched our Careers in Oil and Gas Explorer, a web-based tool that allows those in the oil and gas industry, and those who are considering a career in it, to browse, search, sort and compare occupations. Visitors can also explore the qualifications, skills, training and behaviours required for select careers. Employees can plan advancements or transferability paths through different fields or industry sectors. This project involves two years of research and is truly a one-of-a-kind web tool that provides insight into over 100 different professions.

The Governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta are supporting the tool’s development.  But now we need your help crossing the finish line. We require assistance from subject matter experts to participate in our research, which needs to be completed by the end of February. The survey only takes about 20-minutes to complete. Continue Reading

Modest recovery in the oil sands

Posted January 18, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News

The past two years were among the most difficult for Canada’s oil sands sector. Low oil prices, cost-cutting and restructuring resulted in a loss of approximately 2,400 direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs. Added to all of that, was the Fort McMurray wildfires, which brought many operations to a temporary standstill.

With the worst of the downturn thought to be over, the oil and gas industry is cautiously optimistic. A modest recovery of about 3,450 net new jobs in oil sands construction, maintenance and operations is expected by 2020. Continue Reading

Calling all Oil + Gas Experienced Workers!

Posted January 13, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

You’ve probably noticed – we’re expanding our Careers in Oil and Gas online tool which has become a leading career planning tool for the Canadian energy sector. With positive momentum in the oil and gas sector, interest in the varied direct and applied qualifications for a wide variety of roles will continue to grow amongst job seekers and recruiters. As part of this initiative, we urgently require oil and gas professionals to contribute their expertise to validate the technical and professional requirements of a number of occupations. Continue Reading

Now available: Oil Sands Labour Demand Outlook to 2020 Update

Posted December 14, 2016 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News

Canada’s oil sands sector has experienced sustained cost-cutting, restructuring and deeper than anticipated job cuts in 2016, but a modest recovery of about 3,450 net job growth is projected over the next four years as companies shift their spending from expansion to maintenance, repair and optimization of their operations, according to PetroLMI’s latest labour demand outlook report.

The report, Oil Sands Labour Demand Outlook to 2020 Update, is an update to the February 2016 Labour Demand Outlook to 2020: Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations and is based on new production, capital expenditure and labour productivity assumptions. Continue Reading