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 Petrohrsc.ca 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
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 www.petrohrsc.ca
is no longer being updated, however will remain hosted until the
full content transition is complete.
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
"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
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.