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Canada's Prosperous Oil and Gas Industry: A Smart Move for Career Changers

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The oil and gas industry in Canada plays a crucial role in the nation's economy by providing thousands of job opportunities to adults, boosting the nation's overall income and helping maintain strong transportation systems across Canada. By the year 2015, employment in the oil sands sector is projected increase by 29 percent, which translates to approximately 5,850 jobs, according to the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada.

"At a more granular level, we're seeing high demand for - and reduced supply of - skilled workers in specific occupations, many of which are unique to the oil and gas industry," said Cheryl Knight, the Executive Director of the Petroleum HR Council. "Retirements are the greatest cause of this growing skill and experience gap. The technical capabilities and knowledge of retiring, experienced workers are just not easily replaced by new entrants."

This need for skilled workers will continue to grow with each year, encouraging career seekers to sharpen their skills and complete more training in their chosen field. The pipelines, number of barrels created and production overall has significantly expanded in recent years - if laid end-to-end, the natural gas and liquid transmission pipelines would wrap around the earth 2.5 times, according to The Financial Post. That measurement translates to about 825,000 kilometres of underground natural gas and liquid pipelines.

Because the industry shows no signs of slowing down, those pursuing careers in oil and gas sector could possibly look forward to a long and rewarding professional life. Administrative professionals can build on their knowledge each day through interactions with other professionals and learn the ins and outs of petroleum production. In order to be a successful oil and gas administrative assistant, it is essential to have a broad understanding of the work that happens outside the office, as well.

Those who are interested in this particular sector can learn more by enrolling in the Oil and Gas Administration program at CDI College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

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