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2017


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2017 Industry HR Trends

In early February, 36 oil and gas companies representing approximately 79,000 workers from across Canada were surveyed about their workforce plans, challenges and opportunities for 2017.

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2016


Oil sands operations labour demand outlook to 2020 report

Oil Sands Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2020

The Oil Sands Labour Demand Outlook to 2020 Update, is an update to our February 2016 Labour Demand Outlook to 2020: Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations and is based upon new production, capital expenditure and labour productivity assumptions. Canada’s oil sands sector has experienced sustained cost-cutting, restructuring and deeper than anticipated job cuts in 2016, but a modest recovery of about 3,400 net jobs is projected over the next four years as companies shift their spending from expansion to maintenance, repair and optimization of their operations. The spreadsheets provide a detailed, year over year breakdown of oil sands operations labour demand data from 2016 to 2020. The spreadsheets are useful for those who will require more detailed analyses of the data and can be used to customize charts and/or as key input into workforce planning.

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Exploring lng in canada report

Exploring LNG in Canada

Global market access is imperative for Canada’s energy sector. Proposed LNG facilities could transport Canada’s natural gas to offshore markets. Exploring LNG in Canada details the workforce needed if some LNG projects move forward.

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Labour demand outlook 2016 to 2020 for saskatchewan's oil and gas industry report

Labour Demand Outlook 2016 to 2020 for Saskatchewan's Oil and Gas Industry

This report provides labour demand projections for the province of Saskatchewan, by sector and by key occupation, and also examines the impact of shifting oil prices and industry spending on activity and workforce levels.

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Labour Market Outlook 2016 to 2020 for Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry

This report overviews the oil and gas industry’s workforce requirements: With renewed activity and loss of retiring workers, the industry could see net hiring requirements of between 46,500 and 55,300 workers for 2017-2020, depending on the oil price.

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Oil sands construction maintenance and operations labour demand outlook to 2020 report

Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2020

This Oil Sands Construction, Operations and Maintenance Labour Demand Outlook to 2020 examines projected workforce requirements by occupation for the anticipated off-site module fabrication, on-site construction and direct operations employment associated with oil sands mining, in situ and upgrading operations. This report also examines Alberta’s ongoing and turnaround maintenance workforce requirements of which oil and gas plant turnarounds account for 85–90%.

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2015


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2015 Industry HR Snapshot

This fall, 36 oil and gas companies, representing between 63,000 and 83,000 workers from across Canada, were surveyed about the current workforce challenges they are facing in today’s economic climate. Here’s what they had to say.

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Shifting workforce report

Shifting Priorities and a Shifting Workforce

This report examines key shifts in skill and knowledge requirements and new and emerging occupations within Canada’s petroleum industry due to changing technologies and business priorities.

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Rotating not relocating albertas oil and gas rotational workforce report

Rotating, Not Relocating: Alberta’s Oil and Gas Rotational Workforce

Little is publicly known about the thousands of skilled workers who rotate in and out of northern Alberta’s remote oil and gas worksites. This report describes the nature and experience of Alberta’s oil and gas rotational workforce that reside in camps. And it attempts to demystify what has become an established industry practice where little information exists.

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Falling Oil Prices and Decreased Industry Spending – Employment Impacts

The oil and gas industry has already experienced significant impacts to its labour force since the price of oil started its decline last November. If oil prices continue to remain low, we anticipate additional reductions to spending and jobs before things start to turn around. This report examines the potential impacts of reduced industry spending in 2015 on direct and indirect jobs related to the oil and gas industry across Canada.

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Petro prices to petro people parts 1 2

Petro Prices to Petro People (parts 1 & 2)

In March and April 2015, PetroLMI released Parts 1 and 2 of the four-part article series Petro Prices to Petro People. The series explores the impacts of declining oil prices on the Canadian oil and gas industry workforce, as well as shorter and longer term solutions the industry is considering or undertaking in order to address future skills and labour demand. Part 1 examines the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry in the current economic climate. Part 2 explores the shorter term solutions and alternatives the industry is employing in order to maintain skills, talent and institutional memory during the downturn. 

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Petro prices to petro people part 3

Petro Prices to Petro People - Part 3

Part 3 of our Petro Prices to Petro People series explores the oil and gas industry's challenge in balancing workforce strategies with longer-term labour market demands amid today's continued low oil and gas prices.

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Hrt diversity report final

Diversity in Canada’s Oil and Gas Workforce

The report examines the challenges and opportunities industry faces around workforce diversity in a climate of skill shortages and rising labour costs. It offers insight into the business drivers, trends and practices for diversity and inclusion, as well as further recommending strategies to attract and retain diverse workers. The report also provides demographic analysis of several under-represented groups in the oil and gas industry using data from Statistics Canada's 2006 census and 2011 survey. 

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2014


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Fall 2014 Survey Results

This fall, 31 oil and gas companies, representing 63,300 workers in Canada, were surveyed about their current workforce challenges and recruitment strategies. Here's what they had to say.

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Exploring apprenticeship completions of skilled trades in the upstream oil and gas industry report

Exploring Apprenticeship Completions of Skilled Trades in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

The report contains information on recent trends in apprenticeship training and completions for trades that are core to the oil and gas industry. In addition, causes for non-completion of apprenticeships and strategies that employers have found effective in increasing apprenticeship completions are discussed. (NOTE: Report now has revised numbers for Table 2.) 

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Oil sands construction maintenance and operations labour demand outlook to 2023 report

Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2023

Oil Sands Construction, Maintenance and Operations Labour Demand Outlook to 2023 presents detailed labour demand projections and analysis provided by the Petroleum Human Resources Council (a division of Enform Canada); BuildForce Canada, formerly the Construction Sector Council; the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA); and the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour (GoA). The report looks at occupational workforce requirements for oil sands-related construction, on-site construction and on-site and head office operations. The spreadsheets provide detailed, year over year breakdown of operations labour demand data from 2014 to 2023. The spreadsheets are useful for those who will require more detailed analyses of the data and can be used to customize charts and/or as key input into workforce planning.

Aboriginal employment in saskatchewans oil and gas industry report

Aboriginal Employment in Saskatchewan's Oil and Gas Industry

The HR Trends and Insights: Aboriginal Employment in Saskatchewan's Oil and Gas Industry report describes current workforce issues, demands and trends surrounding Aboriginal workers in Saskatchewan. Information was gathered from an online survey of companies operating directly in, and supporting, the province's oil and gas industry, and qualitative interviews with employers and labour-force development stakeholders.

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