Archive for April, 2019

Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples are expanding in Canada’s oilpatch

Posted April 24, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information

In Canada’s oil and gas workforce, Indigenous Peoples are taking on a larger role, generating new opportunities through ownership, joint ventures and employment, contributing with investment, innovation and labour.

According to the latest numbers available, Indigenous Peoples represented 6.3% of the direct Canadian oil and gas industry workforce in 2016, or 11,900 oil and gas workers, mostly in the services sub-sector, followed by exploration and production and pipelines. Alberta’s oil sands operations have traditionally been a larger employer of Indigenous Peoples, ... Continue reading

Still a tough go for oil and gas workers

Posted April 16, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information

PetroLMI has just released a 2019 Oil and Gas Labour Market Update, which looks at employment projections across the industry, including the conventional exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services and pipeline sub-sectors, and by key occupations. We are forecasting that about 12,500 direct jobs are at risk in 2019, mostly in Alberta, and mostly in the oil and gas services sector. Canada’s direct oil and gas workforce is forecast to decline by 23% from a peak of 226,500 in 2014, and a drop of 7% fr... Continue reading

Uncertainty for Canada’s oil and gas workforce will continue with market access constraints

Posted April 8, 2019 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News, PetroLMI News

Canada’s direct oil and gas workforce has become much leaner, shrinking from a peak of about 226,500 jobs in 2014 to forecasted employment of 173,300 in 2019 – a 23% drop over the five-year period, according to a new report released today.

The oil and gas industry saw the labour market flatten following the 2014-2016 commodity price collapse with direct employment ending 2018 at about 185,800, down slightly from the 186,300 workers at the end of 2016. In 2019, about 12,500 jobs are at risk due to several factors, including low commodity prices, a decline in capital spending and u... Continue reading