Posted September 26, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, PetroLMI News
As the oil and gas industry transforms itself to become sustainable in a lower commodity price environment, it is experiencing some notable shifts in labour force requirements, a skills mismatch and a shrinking labour force, according to two studies released today by PetroLMI, a Division of Enform.
“The downturn in the oil and gas industry that began in late 2014 has created a structural shift and a refocus – from one of growth to operational performance improvements and it is having significant implications for labour productivity improvements, hiring practices, the types of... Continue reading
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
Posted March 30, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News
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
Posted March 22, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News
In early February, 36 oil and gas companies, representing approximately 79,000 workers from across Canada, were surveyed about their workforce plans, challenges and opportunities for 2017. Interested in hearing what the year holds? Read on!
Some of the most welcoming news is that nearly 70% of companies said they plan to increase or maintain their current staff levels.