Exploring LNG: Same skills, different jobs

Posted May 4, 2016 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information

Last week, we explored the workforce required in the on-site construction, upstream and midstream, and facility operations sub-sectors to support Canada’s LNG sector. Today, we look at the great deal of occupational similarities across the sub-sectors in the LNG value chain. Many of the technical qualifications and skills required by one sub-sector are applicable to the others.

What does this mean? That there is great deal of transferability across the sub-sectors.

Occupational transferability across LNG sub-sectors

Many of the LNG sub-sectors require occupations with the same qualifications. The key differentiating factors between these occupations tend to be the nature of work and working conditions.

Working conditions transferability across LNG sub-sectors

We know Canada’s LNG projects lack the local and regional labour supply needed to support their development. The substantial job losses that have occurred within the oil and gas industry due to the economic downturn may provide LNG facility and pipeline project owners the opportunity to access needed sources of skilled labour.

Want to know more about Canada’s LNG sector? Read the report!

Did you miss the release of PetroLMI’s labour market outlooks last month? You can find out more about them in our previous blog post!