Help needed for Career Explorer tool expansion!

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.

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Technology is changing the employment landscape in Canada’s oil patch

Posted May 14, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News

Every day technology impacts how we live, play and work. From the office to the field to the customer, technology is helping oil and gas companies operate more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

In many cases, technology assists with the work that employees already do. For example, data analytics is being used to inform production, drilling and business decisions. In some cases, technologies may change or even remove certain tasks – frequently technology is used to eliminate routine, repetitive behaviours – making workers safer.

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Orphan wells

Posted May 1, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News

A win/win opportunity for workers and the Orphan Well Association

Alberta’s plan to clean up approximately 700 orphan wells over three years is a welcome source for additional jobs in the province.

The Orphan Well Association (OWA) was created to safely shutdown abandoned oil and gas wells, pipelines and production facilities, then restore the land as close to its original state as possible. While funding for the OWA comes from an annual levy paid by the oil and gas industry, in 2018, the Government of Alberta loaned $235 million to the OWA, addi... Continue reading

Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples are expanding in Canada’s oilpatch

Posted April 24, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour Market Information

In Canada’s oil and gas workforce, Indigenous Peoples are taking on a larger role, generating new opportunities through ownership, joint ventures and employment, contributing with investment, innovation and labour.

According to the latest numbers available, Indigenous Peoples represented 6.3% of the direct Canadian oil and gas industry workforce in 2016, or 11,900 oil and gas workers, mostly in the services sub-sector, followed by exploration and production and pipelines. Alberta’s oil sands operations have traditionally been a larger employer of Indigenous Peoples, ... Continue reading