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Business Career Research: Careers in Oil & Gas

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HR Trends in the Petroleum and Gas Industries

Short-Term outlook

A report by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada notes that uncertainty over market access and continued low natural gas prices have not dampened the growing need for a skilled workforce, according to a survey of 41 petroleum companies in Canada representing over 50,000 employees within the upstream and midstream sectors of the industry.

Key findings of the survey include:

  1. Industry needs workers - with demand primarily driven by growth in the oil sands in situ sector.
  2. Skill shortages have become a key business issue.
  3. Companies are shifting business and workforce strategies to respond to market conditions.

Medium to Long-Term Outlook

Reports are available from the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada on the medium to long-term outlook for specific sectors.

(Source: Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada)

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