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…)

2017 to be a pivotal year as Canada’s oil and gas industry strives for recovery and growth

Posted March 30, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News

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2017 is expected to be a pivotal year for Canada’s oil and gas industry, setting the stage for industry activity and job recovery over the next five years, according to the Labour Market Outlook 2017 to 2021 for Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry report, released today by PetroLMI, a Division ... Continue reading

PetroLMI launches expanded career planning tool with more than 100 oil and gas occupations to explore and compare

Posted March 29, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, PetroLMI News

PetroLMI has launched an expansion to its Career Explorer, a unique online career planning tool, which allows users to browse, search and compare more than 100 occupations in the oil and gas industry, as well as explore their transferable skills to other occupations and other industry sectors.

“With some positive momentum in the oil and gas sector, this tool can help job seekers match their skills and qualifications to a number of occupations in the industry. It can also help oil and gas workers determine what competen... Continue reading