Labour shortage projected for energy sector

June 3, 2010

The oil and gas industry will feel the pinch of another labour shortage next year, according to the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada's Supply/Demand Analysis 2009-2020 report. More than 100,000 workers will be needed over the next decade to support new oil and gas activity and replace retiring workers, the report projects. Of these workers, approximately 65,000 will be in the industry's core occupations, such as engineers, trades, operators, and field workers. While the energy sector is still in recovery and stabilizing this year, workers will be needed in core occupations in 2011, and across the industry as a whole in 2012, when labour supply falls short of employment requirements. Petroleum HR Council News Release | Calgary Herald | Read the report