Energize Your Career

Canada’s energy industry offers dynamic and diverse career opportunities ranging from manual labour and skilled trades to technology experts, technicians and professionals.

Shaping the Future of Canada’s Energy Workforce

Canada’s domestic energy needs will continue growing for decades to come, along with the needs of the whole world. Our skilled and educated workforce is essential to ensure Canada remains a global leader in developing responsibly produced energy.


Find your career fit

Careers in Energy’s career profiles will help you understand the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the energy industry. Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced worker shifting between sectors, you can explore energy careers to learn about the various roles, education requirements, working conditions, and salaries for over 170 career profiles in Canada’s energy industry.

Workers needed to meet growing global energy demand

Canada is a major producer of oil, natural gas and other renewable forms of energy as well as a world leader in technology, innovation and expertise in the development and application of clean technologies—creating more efficient, low-carbon energy to move the country towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In addition to higher environmental standards, global energy needs also continue to rise.

Did you know?

Between 2023 and 2040, global energy demand is expected to continue rising 1-2% per year, every year.

IEA World Energy Outlook

This growth is also increasing demand for educated, skilled and job-ready workers in roles across energy sectors from oil and natural gas to renewables, cleantech and construction.

Times are changing and so must workers

Expectations of workers are changing as companies turn to new technologies—automating and digitizing operations, working towards lowering carbon emissions, continuing to scale up or down to meet changing market dynamics while incorporating sustainability, and meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Workers will need to adapt to changing trends and be prepared to retrain or upskill to meet the shifting needs.

Did you know?

The average energy industry job pays over $110,000/year compared to the Canadian average of about $57,000/year.

Natural Resources Canada - Energy Fact Book

Transferable skills

Whether you are searching for a new career in the same sector, or you want to explore career pathways in a different sector, we have insights, tips, tools and resources to help you get your foot in the right door.

Current energy workers have many of the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to make successful shifts between sectors.

There are several opportunities for a career change, but it’s important to know how to get there. Knowing what career changes are within reach and which will require additional work is crucial. CIE has several tools and resources that provide insight into how skills acquired from the oil and natural gas sector may transfer to other careers within the industry.

Did you know?

An evolving industry with an evolving workforce

On average, 52% of the oil and gas workforce worldwide requires less than six months to reskill for a digital workplace.

World Economic Forum

Energy career pathways 

The world of energy is an exciting one where anyone can build a rewarding career while making vital contributions to ensuring Canada and the rest of the world have access to the responsible energy we all need. Uncover your potential in Canada’s evolving energy sector with our 12 career pathway tools
Through strategic selection of key occupations within the clean energy economy, identified using Careers in Energy’s labour market modelling system, our interactive pathway documents offer comprehensive insights into key activities, core skills and abilities crucial for success. 
Be a part of the energy and find your path with our Career Pathways.