Archive for January, 2017

Modest recovery in the oil sands

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

Calling all Oil + Gas Experienced Workers!

Posted January 13, 2017 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning

You’ve probably noticed – we’re expanding our Careers in Oil and Gas online tool which has become a leading career planning tool for the Canadian energy sector. With positive momentum in the oil and gas sector, interest in the varied direct and applied qualifications for a wide variety of roles will continue to grow amongst job seekers and recruiters. As part of this initiative, we urgently require oil and gas professionals to contribute their expertise to validate the technical and professional requirements of a number of occupat... Continue reading