May 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Major increase in Alberta oil sands employment

Alberta’s oil sands industry, which employed just over 20,000 workers in 2011, is projected to grow its workforce by 73% by 2021, according to a new report released by the Petroleum Human Resourc..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alberta’s oil sands industry, which employed just over 20,000 workers in 2011, is projected to grow its workforce by 73% by 2021, according to a new report released by the Petroleum Human Resources (HR) Council of Canada. The report states that some oil sands operations and occupations are forecasted to add over 100% of their current workforce by 2021. The Petroleum HR Council’s outlook provides oil sands labor demand projections and analysis based on data for 55 core occupations within three facility/operation types: in situ, mining and upgrading. It describes how technological changes, as well as shifts in the regulatory and business environments, are impacting how the oil sand

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