Number of oilsands jobs to jump by 70 per cent in next decade, report suggests

CALGARY РNew industry projections suggest Alberta’s oilsands will see a 70 per cent increase in employment over the next 10 years.

In its annual labour demand outlook released Thursday, the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada states there will be 31,850 job openings in the oilsands between 2012 and 2022. Half of these will be new jobs created as a result of industry expansion, while the remainder will be due to normal turnover and retirements.

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