Posted May 28, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information, Labour News
Direct employment in the oil and gas industry tends to be concentrated in both Western Canada and Eastern Canada – generally where production occurs. Indirect employment, however, is widespread, as the industry sources goods and services from across Canada. In 2017, Canada’s oil and gas industry spending generated approximately 178,000 direct jobs, and more than 350,000 indirect jobs.
Spending by the oil and gas industry contributes to many construction jobs in Canada. In fact, construction makes up nearly one-third of the indirect jobs created by oil and gas – or 107,000 ... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information, Labour News
We’ve watched the level of natural gas production in Western Canada drop over the past several years. This is due primarily to an increase in shale gas activity in the United States and a lack of market access within and outside of Canada. As it stands, the number of natural gas wells drilled in Canada declined 44% from 2017 to 2018, or from 1,592 wells to 883. Because of this, prices have dropped, as have capital investment, activity and employment levels.
And while these challenges don’t bode well for the natural gas industry or the jobs it creates, there is hope with liquifi... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information, Labour News
PetroLMI is expanding our Career Explorer tool. We’re adding new careers that continue to reflect the skills, education and talents of Canada’s energy industry.
Digitization and automation are driving significant changes in the ways the oil and gas industry operates. Technology and automation-based roles will be key to addressing the evolving needs of the sector. As part of our research to define the careers required, we will be hosting short, informal focus groups to validate our initial research.
We are look... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News
Every day technology impacts how we live, play and work. From the office to the field to the customer, technology is helping oil and gas companies operate more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.
In many cases, technology assists with the work that employees already do. For example, data analytics is being used to inform production, drilling and business decisions. In some cases, technologies may change or even remove certain tasks – frequently technology is used to eliminate routine, repetitive behaviours – making workers safer.
In the field, companies are us... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News
A win/win opportunity for workers and the Orphan Well Association
Alberta’s plan to clean up approximately 700 orphan wells over three years is a welcome source for additional jobs in the province.
The Orphan Well Association (OWA) was created to safely shutdown abandoned oil and gas wells, pipelines and production facilities, then restore the land as close to its original state as possible. While funding for the OWA comes from an annual levy paid by the oil and gas industry, in 2018, the Government of Alberta loaned $235 million to the OWA, addi... Continue reading