Employer Support Services

Careers in Energy employer support and resources are free and available to all energy industry employers – from small, to mid-size and large companies – these resources are designed to help organizations’ hiring and retention practices evolve and shift with the changing skills and knowledge demands of the energy sector.

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We engage with employers to provide valuable information specific to the organization’s unique needs. Learn about the variety of resources available, including:

  • labour market data and information
  • career profiles
  • information about the available talent pool and transferable skills
  • safety guidelines and training programs
  • shareable content, featuring real worker stories

Book an information session to address your current hiring and training needs. 

Did you know?

The Government of Canada offers wage subsidies and other assistance programs to help you hire the right employees for your business.

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Support and Resources for Employers

Employers are competing for the best and brightest. The traditional labour pool is shrinking. Acceleration of technologies and innovation across the energy sector is changing occupations, skills and the knowledge needed to be successful.

We have developed a toolkit to provide information and guidance on workforce recruitment, retention, and best practices.

“Careers in Energy is a go-to source for Cenovus when we are looking for reliable information to support our engagement with stakeholders. The data and communications materials they provide help us explain the valuable contribution of our industry in a manner that’s relevant to multiple audiences.”

Rhona DelFrari, Chief Sustainability Officer & SVP Stakeholder Engagement, Cenovus Energy

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for resources to support your attraction and retention efforts? Below are the questions we are most frequently asked:

We offer the following:

  • Labour Market Outlook: Using a proprietary forecasting model, we provide analysis and insights into longer-term employment requirements, hiring projections and labour supply in the following sub-sectors in Canada:
    • Exploration and production (E&P) (activity for conventional and unconventional oil and gas reserves, excluding oil sands)
    • Oil sands (extraction, production and upgrading bitumen)
    • Oil and gas services (contracted exploration, extraction and production services to the E&P, oil sands and pipeline sub-sectors)
    • Pipelines (mainline transmission for transporting crude oil and natural gas production) and, 
    • Coming in 2024, addition of Hydrogen, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Refining, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Biomass-based Fuels.
  • Workforce trends and insights – using current or historical data collected from industry and other sources, we explore workforce skills, occupation and demographic shifts. This may include a focus on labour market statistics, labour supply data, in-demand jobs, skills or labour gaps, hiring locations or best practices for attracting and retaining workers. 
  • Employment and Labour Data interactive dashboard – which provides monthly labour force data from Statistics Canada within the following industry sub-sectors: exploration and production (including oil sands), oil and gas services, and pipelines transmission. 

Visit our News page for hiring resources, including findings on labour supply and government grants available.

Across all industries complex problem solving, people management and skills such as negotiation, listening skills and critical thinking are more in demand. 

Increasingly, employers are looking for workers who are comfortable with changing work trends and digital, data-driven, less-structured environments. 

Our “Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Energy Workforce” series released in the fall of 2020 shares the opportunities, skills and training energy workers and employers believe are in demand. 

Digitization and automation in energy offers an exciting opportunity to develop technology solutions that address cost, efficiency, production and environmental concerns across the energy industry.

Occupations include: 

  • Automated Systems Technician and Technologist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Technology Architect 

We have created “Not your grandpa’s energy industry” a podcast featuring interviews with energy workers in new, interesting and expanding careers, as well as those who have switched careers completely. Other episodes focus on the latest industry trends. Tell others about it!  We are always looking to share more stories so let us know if your company has one to share! 

We have also developed a “Day in the Life” series which tells the story of a typical day of employees in a variety of different roles in the energy industry. Let us know if there’s a staff member in your organization we should spotlight!