Archive for the ‘Labour Market Information’ Category

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

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

Short Term Survey Results

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.

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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 maintenan... 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