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80's & 90's Oil Boom Predicted with 35,000 Jobs in Alberta Anticipated by 2050

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Calgary, Alberta - The CEOs of some of the largest oilsands companies in Alberta have announced that their plans for transitioning to a net-zero emissions future are not about cutting jobs, but rather creating them. The companies, which are part of the Pathways Alliance, a consortium created to decarbonize their production entirely by 2050, estimate that reaching their goal will create 35,000 jobs. "We estimated that we will spend somewhere in the range of $70 billion over the next 30 years to...

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Skilled Labour Shortage in Alberta Plagues Province

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The energy industry in Alberta has seen unexpected job growth in recent months due to a shortage of skilled labor in the province. According to Alicia Planincic, economist and manager of policy at the Business Council of Alberta, the increase was largely driven by the construction, transportation, and warehousing sectors and exceeded the expectations of many economists. The province's job vacancy rate was at 5% in the last quarter, with over 100,000 vacant jobs, while the unemployment rate in...

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What Positions Can Electricians Fill in the Oil and Gas Industry and How Do You Get Them?

  • 1 year ago
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The oil and gas industry involves so much more than drilling for gas, transporting products, and selling them on the market. The operation of rigs and drilling platforms requires many moving parts, many of them electrical - which is electricians are a necessity to ensure efficient and safe operation of every oil project. And you don’t need to start with an entry-level job to take advantage of this lucrative industry! If you have an educational and occupational background as an electrician, th...

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Derrickhands in the Oilfield - What Do They Do and How Much Do They Earn?

  • 1 year ago
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Do you dream of working on an oil rig? Are you in love with the idea of advancing your career in the oil and gas industry? Working in the oilfields is anything but stagnant! Not only are the jobs exciting but the prospect of building a career and increasing your earning position is virtually irresistible. If you’re looking to get your foot in the door, you want to start with entry-level positions that do not require any experience or formal education. There are plenty of these available includ...

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Floorhands in the Oilfield - What Do They Do and How Much Do They Earn?

  • 1 year ago
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Floorhand Oil Rig Looking for an entry-level position on an oil rig? Then maybe being a Floorhand is the job for you! Floorhands, or “roughnecks” as they are sometimes called, are required to do whatever is asked of them by other crewmembers in order to keep the oil rig running. This can include a variety of tasks and responsibilities. Being a Floorhand can involve taxing physical labor but is the starting point to progressing into other less strenuous work aboard an oil rig. Want to know mo...

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