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
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.