Posted June 24, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information, Labour 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. This spring the PetroLMI Division of Energy Safety Canada released two reports, one providing the 2019 employment forecast and one on the attitudes and perceptions of the Canadian labour market on careers in oil and gas.
In this webinar, we share the impacts of market uncertainty on the workforce as well as the long-term opportunities for careers.... Continue reading
Posted June 21, 2019 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News
To gather information on 2019 workforce plans, PetroLMI surveyed 16 oil and gas companies representing over 18,000 workers. Surprisingly, 80% of employers indicated that they were hiring or will be hiring in 2019. With a projected decrease in 2019 industry spending, it is surprising that the top factors driving hiring needs were growth, expansion or increased activity and replacements due to turnover and retirements. Research for the 2019 Labour Market Update indicated that all positions, whether vacated by turnovers or r... Continue reading
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