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Employer survey findings

Posted January 8, 2019 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News

Towards the end of 2018 we surveyed a small sampling of 13 oil and gas companies representing approximately 16,000 workers across the oil sands, services and pipeline sub-sectors to determine their plans for this year.

PetroLMI discovered a couple interesting tidbits through the survey. The first came as a surprise: 75% of those surveyed indicated they were hiring or would be hiring in 2019. Only 8% indicated they’d be reducing their workforce levels. Reasons for hiring included growth, expansion or increased activity (90%), replacements due to turnover (56%), replacements due to r... Continue reading

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

How do employees impact productivity?

Posted March 14, 2018 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information

Have you ever thought about the impact of employees on a company’s productivity? We measure productivity as barrels of oil produced, per day, per employee. A decrease in workers would mean an increase in productivity. However, if the workers who remain aren’t as skilled or knowledgeable, productivity can decrease. Makes sense, right? Let’s take a look what has happened in Canada’s oil and gas industry.

From 2010 to 2014, oil and gas companies experienced recruitment challenges in Canada as they competed with one another for skilled and experienced people in a fast expanding i... Continue reading