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Canada is experiencing a labour shortage and many of the unfilled positions during Q3 were from the oil and natural gas industry. The upstream and midstream sectors of the industry employed over 176,000 people, a 3% increase from Q2. However, the labour shortage isn’t due to a growing industry. Overall, the oil and gas industry employment is tracking below 2016 numbers.
Despite increasing production, busier rig activity, and relatively higher oil prices, job recovery continues to be dampened by cautious investment and wide-scale efforts to improve profitability. The labour shortage... Continue reading
PetroLMI has launched an additional feature to Career Explorer, its unique career planning tool, which now allows users to not only search and compare more than 100 occupations in the oil and gas industry, but link directly to relevant job postings on the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website.
Job postings listed on Job Bank can be searched through Career Explorer by job title, type of work and location.
“This added feature allows job seekers to not only consider a new career or a career change, but allows them to ... Continue reading
Oil and gas industry transformation prompts shifts in labour force requirements says PetroLMI reports
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
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