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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 Labour Shortage

Posted December 28, 2017 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information, Labour News

Canada is experiencing a labour shortage and many of the unfilled positions during Q3 were from the oil and natural gas industry. The upstream and midstream sectors of the industry employed over 176,000 people, a 3% increase from Q2. However, the labour shortage isn’t due to a growing industry. Overall, the oil and gas industry employment is tracking below 2016 numbers.

Despite increasing production, busier rig activity, and relatively higher oil prices, job recovery continues to be dampened by cautious investment and wide-scale efforts to improve profitability. The labour shortage... Continue reading