These comments apply to the career group Supervisors, Mining, Oil And Gas.
The majority of job openings will result from replacement needs. More specifically, retirements will be significant in number, despite a retirement rate comparable to the occupational average. Since 2000, employment has grown substantially in the oil and gas industry. This industry was in full expansion for several years because of the rise in global demand and the cost of energy products. Major investments in modernizing current facilities and launching new projects, particularly in the oil sands, contributed to the high labour demand during this period.
Over the 2011-2020 period, new job creation will slow down as a result of technological advances in oils sands treatment, which will reduce labour force needs and increase productivity, and, also, because of less rapid growth in international demand due to the 2008-2009 recession.
Job Seekers: 5,513
Job Openings: 13,153
Job prospects for this career are rated Good