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Oil and Gas Industry in Canada

The oil and gas industry can be broken down into two distinct sectors; the exploration and production (E&P) sector and the services sector. The E&P companies explore for oil and natural gas and once they find it, they get it out of the ground so that it can be prepared for and transported to markets. You can obtain further information on the E&P sector from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

The services sector provides the specialized equipment and skills needed for drilling, testing, producing, maintaining and reclaiming crude oil and natural gas wells. Many of these businesses involve the development and use of highly advanced technology. You can obtain further information on the services sector on this site and from the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC).

Oil and gas services sector is the job engine of the oil and gas industry

PSAC (Petroleum Association of Canada) recently released the CERI report showing that in 2006 the oil and gas services sector contributed $65 billion dollars to Canada's GDP and employed 800 000 workers across Canada. By comparison, for the same year the E&P sector contributed 87 billion dollars to the GDP but employed only 10 percent as many people, which is why we refer to the services sector as the "jobs engine" of the oil and gas industry. Québec currently represents 5% or $3 billion of this GDP through its fabrication industries for oil and gas equipment.

Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada

The Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada (Petroleum HR Council) is a national, not-for-profit, collaborative forum that addresses human resources issues within the petroleum industry. They provide labour market information and have information about career through their careers in oil and gas website.




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