Work in Canada’s growing energy sector
There is a land of enormous potential, abundant jobs and wealth in Canada’s northern forests.
Due to Alberta’s oil sands, energy companies are planning to invest $200billion (£128billion) in the next 10 years to develop the third-largest discovered reserves of crude oil on the planet. Alberta’s oil sands are estimated to contain 1.7trillion barrels of oil and of that, 173billion barrels are recoverable with today’s extraction technologies. When completed, the oil sands’ processing facilities will produce up to 5million barrels of oil per day for the next 100 years.
According to a report released by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada last month, Canada’s oil and gas industry will need to fill a minimum of 9,500 permanent jobs by 2015. By then, employment in Alberta’s oil sands sector alone is projected to increase by 29% over 2011 levels, or approximately 5,850 jobs. The pipeline sector will add a further 530 new jobs over the same period.
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