TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada is among the five largest energy producing countries in the world according to the International Energy Agency, and Canadian jobs in oil and gas productions are expected to continue to grow into the future. Positions expected to arise range from the very highly skilled, requiring university degrees, to support roles involving on the job training, all receiving wages that are ranked amongst the highest in Canada.
CareerBuilder.ca and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) have developed a list of Hot Jobs in the oil and gas industry based on occupations with the greatest job increase between 2010 and 2013. The study uses EMSI's rich labour market database, which draws from a full range of Government sources including the Census, the Labour Force Survey, and the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours.
"Job growth across North America in the oil and gas industry continues to outpace other industries, and the trend is expected to continue into 2014 and beyond," said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. "The rapid employment growth is leading to challenges for employers as they struggle to close the skills gap caused by lower graduation rates in oil and gas related programs. While filling high skilled jobs is top of mind, there is also an abundance of positions in support roles that only require on the job training."
The "hot jobs" for the Canadian oil and gas industry, taking into consideration the increase in jobs within the sector between 2010 and 2013, and the median wages for this type of occupation, are:
1. Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Tests, and Related Workers
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 2,800
- Percentage increase: 24%
- Median hourly earnings: $33.78
2. Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 2,741
- Percentage increase: 33%
- Median hourly earnings: $27.71
3. Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 1,962
- Percentage increase: 15%
- Median hourly earnings: $37.30
4. Primary Production Managers (except agriculture)
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 1,861
- Percentage increase: 45%
- Median hourly earnings: $48.53
5. Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and related labourers
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 1,641
- Percentage increase: 30%
- Median hourly earnings: $24.14
6. Truck Drivers
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 1,448
- Percentage increase: 35%
- Median hourly earnings: $20.10
7. Heavy Equipment Operators (except crane)
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 1,307
- Percentage increase: 39%
- Median hourly earnings: $24.60
8. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 983
- Percentage increase: 69%
- Median hourly earnings: $32.58
9. Underground Production and Development
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 826
- Percentage increase: 19%
- Median hourly earnings: $28.78
10. Administrative Officers
- Change in jobs (2010 – 2013): 713
- Percentage increase: 31%
- Median hourly earnings: $21.43
These jobs and thousands more are available at CareerBuilder's www.OilandGasJobsearch.com, the premier job site dedicated to professionals who work in the oil and gas industry.
"Over the last year, we have seen a significant increase in traffic to our site, by those seeking opportunities in the oil and gas field, a trend that we expect to continue into 2014," said Duncan Freer, Managing Director for OilandGasJobSearch.com, a CareerBuilder Company. "Canadian job seekers are taking advantage of the many positive aspects of working in the oil and gas industry besides just high wages including flexible work hours, travel, and opportunities for career advancement."
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports. EMSI has produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally, and our web tools — Analyst and Career Coach — are used by thousands of professionals in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private sector.
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