A look at where we’ve been and where we’re going

Posted August 7, 2018 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News

This summer we’ve released three new reports which together provide a picture of significant change in Canada’s oil and gas industry:

Canada’s oil and gas workforce has grown older, more educated and more culturally diverse

Posted June 14, 2018 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, PetroLMI News

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The period from 2006 to 2016 was a remarkable decade for Canada’s oil and gas industry. Periods of rapid growth followed by sharp contractions transformed not only the industry, but also its workforce, according to the latest PetroLMI report released today.

During the 10-year period, the workforce employed directly by Canada’s oil and gas industry expanded by 15 per cent, or 25,000 workers, to almost 190,000. Ou... Continue reading

Employment increases for third consecutive quarter

Posted May 4, 2018 by Blog AdministratorPetroLMI News

We’ve just released the Q1 labour force data for the oil and gas industry from Statistics Canada. All signs point toward industry recovering. Employment is up 5%, or 9,000 jobs, from last quarter, and oil prices have been above US$60 per barrel for all of 2018. After the last three years of job losses, there is some optimism that the worst is behind us.

The services sector has seen close to 65% of the employment growt... Continue reading

Day in the Life: Arianne – Environmental Technician

Posted April 20, 2018 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Day in the Life

Arianne first started considering a career as an environmental technician when she was working in an administrative role for an oil and gas company. She enjoyed working in the industry and recognized the opportunity to work on progressive and innovative environmental programs. However, she wanted something that was outdoors, technically challenging and included some travel – an environmental technician fit the bill. Continue reading

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