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
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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
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
In this article we dive into a recent PetroLMI report, Canada’s Oil and Gas Workforce: Distribution, Work Patterns and Income. This report is your gateway to understanding the workforce trends and patterns in the oil and gas industry’s key sub-sectors: exploration and production (E&P, including oil sands), oil and gas... Continue reading
This summer we’ve released three new reports which together provide a picture of significant change in Canada’s oil and gas industry:
- Diversifying Canada’s Oil and Gas Workforce: A Decade in Review looks at the demographic changes in the industry, based on Statistics Canada census data from 2006 and 2016, as well as the National Household Survey in 2011.
- Canada’s Energy Workforce in Transition: Skills of the Future at a Glan... Continue reading