Interested in a career in the trades?

Posted July 20, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

An apprenticeship can be a smart and viable option for those starting out in their careers, or for those interested in switching career paths. It provides hands-on training before the completion of the program. In fact, that’s the point.

Trades are critical to maintaining and optimizing Canada’s oil and gas operations. Tradespeople account for 18,000 (or approximately 10 per cent) of total employment in Canada’s upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Within the next five years, the industry may need to fill 1,400 job openings due to expansion/growth and potentially close t... Continue reading

Take our short survey & you could win $100!

Posted June 16, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

We are currently conducting a Canada-wide survey to see the interest and willingness of the labour force to pursue a career in Canada’s oil and gas industry, especially after the recent oil downturn that affected a number of people across Canada. We want to hear from students, job seekers and current and previous oil and gas workers. If you fit in one of these categories and are a resident of Canada – take our short survey and you could win one of six $100 Visa gift cards!<... Continue reading

The future of technology in oil and gas

Posted June 2, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

Over the past two years, low oil and gas prices have challenged the petroleum industry to find ways to enhance productivity and cut costs in order to remain profitable. The industry has increased the use of various technologies to create efficiencies and reduce human error.  As a result, in one of Canada’s centenarian industries, there’s been a surge of creativity and innovation.

While prices have stabilized in recent months companies are cautiously optimistic about the future. They recognize they can’t afford to lose the progress made in their productivity improvements. As a ... Continue reading

Retirements and the shrinking oil and gas workforce

Posted April 26, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information

In previous forecasts, when the oil and gas industry was experiencing rapid growth, it was assumed that as workers retired those roles would be filled. However, in the current climate this is not the case. In 2015 and 2016, many of the positions vacated by retirements were not filled as part of companies’ strategies to reduce costs and create a leaner workforce. PetroLMI surveyed 36 companies in early February 2017, and they indicated that any decision to fill a role due to retirement would be assessed based on the position, type of work and availability of other options to accomplish the... Continue reading

Oil + Gas and the Environment

Posted April 21, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

The Canadian oil and gas industry invests millions of dollars in programs and technologies to help reduce its environmental footprint. For Earth Day, we thought we’d share a few of the technologies and innovations that help offset the industry’s impacts on air, water and land, as well as a few occupations that focus on the environment. (more…)