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Canadian Oilfield and Offshore Job Opportunities

Canada is currently involved in a world wide search to fill critical oil rig job positions. Over the past 10 years, over $100 billion has been invested in Canadian offshore and onshore oil exploration and production projects.

Canada is currently involved in a world wide search to fill critical oil rig job positions. Over the past 10 years, $100 billion has been invested in Canadian offshore and onshore oil exploration and production projects.

These projects are connected to approximately 75,000 jobs nationwide. This number is predicted to significantly increase during the coming years. Total employment in Canada’soil rig job sector rose from 57,000 in 2001 to 96,000 in 2011, and that number keeps climbing!

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has estimated that Canadian oil production will eventually increase to over 6 million barrels a day, up considerably from the current 3 million barrels. This increased production will dramatically increase the need for skilled oil rig job workers.

The good news is that for every additional new barrel of oil produced, additional oil rig jobworkers will need to be hired. By the year 2015, a minimum of 9.500 jobs will be created to handle the increased production.

By the year 2015, a minimum of 9.500 new jobs will be created

Francis McGuire, CEO of the Canadian based firm, Major Drilling Group International Inc., stated that even though the salaries are some of the highest in the industry, it is still difficult to attract and retain dependable personnel.

  • Employment in the oil-sands sector is projected to increase by 29 percent to almost 6,000 jobs
  • Pipeline jobs are expected to likewise increase
  • Total Canadian oil and gas employment is expected to rise to 145,000 jobs in the coming years

Right now, because of all the baby boomers leaving the industry, Canadian recruiters are seeing a high demand for skilled oil rig workers in specific occupations. Unfortunately for the recruiters (but very fortunate for you), the openings are not being filled nearly as fast as they become available. This problem has Canadian recruiters scrambling to fill these critical and high paying slots, which presents some wonderful opportunities for the serious oil rig job seeker.

Up until recently, one of the major problems facing non Canadians wanting to work in the patch were unreasonable immigration policies. In March of 2012, Jason Kenney, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration minister outlined an improved vision for a faster, more responsive immigration system that will better meet Canada’s economic needs

All types of  oil and gas well personnel are needed. experienced and entry level
(Industry training is readily available)

So exactly who is needed? What type of personnel are currently being sought? People with experience or training in these areas:

  • Derrick operators
  • Rotary drillers
  • Service technicians
  • Drillers
  • Testers
  • Welders
  • Electricians
  • Warehousemen / storkeepers
  • Truck drivers
  • Mechanics
  • Cooks
  • Medics
  • Roustabouts
  • Roughnecks
  • Riggers

Because the current demand is so high, many recruiters are currently seeking personnel from international labor markets including the United States, Angola, Brazil, Australia and the Philippines. This has influx of international workers has produced the highest number of legal immigrants in 50 years.

Many Canadian recruiters are seeking personnel from international labor markets

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