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Ed Kamps is in hiring mode. The manager of HR at Suncor Energy’s operations in Fort McMurray, Alta., is expecting to see double digit employment growth over the next year.

That’s in line with recent numbers from Statistics Canada, that show employment in the oil and gas sector has increased 22 per cent from 1997 to 2006. Along with this increased employment comes a greater need for employee training, specifically those programs related to operations and safety.

“The need for training for new employees will only get bigger,” said Kamps. “We are expect 10 per cent to 20 per cent employment growth over the next year.”