Oil patch struggles to recruit

Fighting negative perceptions, global competition

There are plenty of jobs available, and the pay is good, but Canada’s oil and gas sector continues to have trouble finding and keeping skilled workers.

The top three workforce issues are attracting and retaining workers in hard-to-recruit locations (67 per cent), labour/skills shortages (53 per cent) and employee turnover/retention (47 per cent), according to a survey by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada (now part of Enform).

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