CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - Canada's oil and gas industry will need to fill a minimum of 9,500 jobs by 2015, according to a report to be released May 29, 2012, by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada. The report, Canada's Oil and Gas Labour Market Outlook to 2015, states that between now and 2015, Canada's oil and gas industry is at risk of losing about three per cent of its workforce overall, because of persistently low natural gas prices. However, two primary factors - growth in certain operations and age-related attrition - will offset most job losses and in fact contribute to industry hiring needs.
The Petroleum HR Council's report, Canada's Oil and Gas Labour Market Outlook to 2015, will be launched at a press conference May 29, 2012.
Media are invited to participate in the press conference to be held:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 9:30-10:30 am (MT)
Card Room, Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary
Live feed will be available.
On hand to discuss the details of the report and respond to media enquiries will be:
- Cheryl Knight, Executive Director and CEO, Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada
- Albert Elliott, Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Administration, Total E&P Canada Ltd.
- Tom Huffaker, Vice President for Policy & Environment, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
- Mark Salkeld, President, Petroleum Services Association of Canada
Canada's Oil and Gas Labour Market Outlook to 2015 will be available for purchase at www.petrohrsc.ca on May 29, 2012. Alberta's Oil and Gas Labour Market Outlook to 2015, a companion product, will be available for free to those who purchase the Canada-wide outlook.
The Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada is the primary resource to address workforce development and labour market issues in the Canadian petroleum industry.