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

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

We need your expertise! Calling on industry reps to help validate job profiles

Posted February 8, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

We recently launched our Careers in Oil and Gas Explorer, a web-based tool that allows those in the oil and gas industry, and those who are considering a career in it, to browse, search, sort and compare occupations. Visitors can also explore the qualifications, skills, training and behaviours required for select careers. Employees can plan advancements or transferability paths through different fields or industry sectors. This project involves two years of research and is truly a one-of-a-kind web tool that provides insight into over 100 different professions.

The Governments of Ca... Continue reading