In January 2014, the Council underwent a major redesign of the Careers in Oil + Gas website, which receives over 322,000 unique visitors from Canada and around the world. The Careers in Oil + Gas redesign consolidated key features of specifically integrating the Council's important Labour Market Information reports

We wanted to inform our stakeholders that they can now find all of the Council's tools, information and resources in one central, easy-to-use website via Careers in Oil + Gas. Industry, government, HR professionals and educators will now find access to useful occupational information, a job board and our Labour Market Information reports in one place. Please visit the Blog for the latest Council news.

In an effort to continue improving our new website, please share your feedback with us.

Careers in Oil + Gas was launched in 2007, by the Council, in a response to a strong need for a credible and comprehensive source of Canadian petroleum industry career information. Since then, it has grown into an industry recognized source of information on career options and the world of work within the Canadian petroleum industry. 

*Note the Council website found at is no longer being updated, however will remain hosted until the full content transition is complete.

Changes coming
The Council is now part of Enform, effective April 1, 2013. This move will consolidate the safety and training services of Enform and the human resources services of the Council into one integrated national entity serving Canada's oil and gas industry from coast to coast.

Cameron MacGillivray

"We are pleased to inform you that effective April 1, 2013 the Council joins Enform Canada. Under the leadership of Cheryl Knight we look forward to growing the contribution of this new Council division of Enform in several important areas which serve the upstream oil and gas industry. Cheryl will report to me in her role as Executive Director - Council Division of Enform.

For 12 years the Council has served as an important resource to the oil and gas sector. Through consultation with industry and other stakeholders it was determined that industry would be best served if the Council's valuable contribution was to continue through integration with Enform. This is a positive initiative for the oil and gas sector and for Enform which has enjoyed a lengthy relationship with the Council, including sharing office space here in Calgary. 

The Council brings to Enform key programs and services such as its Labour Market Information and Careers in Oil and Gas programs. The Council will provide Enform with important data, information and expertise to identify workplace issues, priorities and approaches to address workforce and skill shortages, and, importantly, will help further align Enform's safety and training services and programs with the changing needs of industry. Finally, this move will provide broader opportunity for Enform to connect and partner with post-secondary institutions and government and public and private-sector organizations.

In the coming months we will be exploring the opportunities this new relationship will create for both Enform and the Council and we appreciate your feedback." - Cameron MacGillivray, President & CEO, Enform Canada

Canada's oil and gas resources are plentiful and the technology is world-class, but people are the industry's most valuable resources. Every day half a million people across Canada provide the energy, skills and innovation to make oil and gas an efficient, dynamic and sustainable industry. 

The petroleum industry is facing significant human resource challenges. An aging workforce, rapid technological innovation, increased competition for talent and growth are creating labour and skill shortages. The petroleum industry will need strategic solutions to address the challenge. 

The goal of the Petroleum HR Council (now part of Enform) is to help industry develop a sustainable, skilled and productive oil and gas workforce. The Council develops strategies, solutions, products and services to help the oil and gas industry address its human resource challenges. We accomplish this through providing expert knowledge on petroleum labour market trends and strategic HR solutions. The Council is the primary resource to address workforce development and labour market issues in the Canadian petroleum industry. 




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