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
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 i... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information
Last week, we explored the workforce required in the on-site construction, upstream and midstream, and facility operations sub-sectors to support Canada’s LNG sector. Today, we look at the great deal of occupational similarities across the sub-sectors in the LNG value chain. Many of the technical qualifications and skills required by one sub-sector are applicable to the others. (more…... Continue reading
Posted April 28, 2016 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information
Earlier this week, we looked at LNG’s labour demand requirements for the on-site construction sub-sector. Today, we explore the upstream, midstream and facility operations labour that will be needed if the construction of one large-scale two-train LNG facility and one medium-scale two-train plant move forward before the end of 2020. (more&... Continue reading
Posted April 26, 2016 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information
Last week, we released three labour market outlooks. Today, we dive into one of them to find out more about Canada’s potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and it’s impact on Canada’s workforce. It’s time for Exploring LNG in Canada! (more…)