Did you know many companies recognize immigrants as an important source of skilled labour in the oil and gas industry? With the industry preparing for an exodus of retiring workers and future skills and labour shortages, oil and gas companies will look to recruiting immigrants to fill these gaps with their critical industry knowledge, experience and skills. (more…)
In the next decade, the oil and gas industry is going to see a lot of baby boomers retiring. According to our last outlook report, Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2023, about a quarter of oil sands workers were eligible for retirement in 2014. And that was just for the oil sands. This number could be even higher for the whole industry! Continue reading
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is the heart of Alberta’s oil sands development. It’s also the one region that has made significant progress in measuring rotational workers and camps in and around the community.
This leads us to our last fact on Alberta’s rotational workforce!
Fact #7: There are nearly 50,000 rotational workers in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Continue reading
And now for our second last rotational workforce fact!
Fact #6: Maintaining worker safety is one of the key drivers for camps.
The rotational work arrangement ensures workers are kept off the road after long shifts. Not only that, attention to safety is equally prevalent inside the camp environment. (more…)