About Careers in Oil + Gas

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About Careers in Oil + Gas

In response to a strong need for a credible and comprehensive source of Canadian petroleum industry career information, the Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of Enform was charged with creating the Careers in Oil + Gas website. The site was launched in November 2007.

The development of the site was directed and funded by key stakeholders within the upstream segment of the industry. The website is the result of many months of work and collaboration among eight key partners: PetroLMI, Enform and six industry associations:


Audiences that may find useful and relevant resources on the website include:

  • Youth
  • Skilled immigrants
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Under-employed
  • Mid-career transfers
  • Career, employment and guidance counsellors
  • Education and government professionals
  • Parents
  • Employers and HR professionals
  • Industry / sector associations and / or council


Developed for Canadian audiences, the Careers in Oil + Gas website provides a wealth of information on career options and the world of work within the Canadian petroleum industry. More specifically, the website:

  • Describes the oil and gas industry and how its different sectors work together.
  • Explains the steps the industry takes to keep its operations as safe and clean as possible.
  • Describes what it's like to work in the industry and profiles employees in different roles.
  • Details hundreds of career options available within the industry.
  • Introduces education and training needs and programs for various careers. 

New content and resources are being added daily, including Day in the Life career profiles highlighting real people with real jobs in the petroleum sector.