This report aims to identify job openings and occupations most in demand in Canada’s resource sector over the next ten years. This information can help inform Aboriginal leaders and policy-makers to ensure that the Aboriginal labour force has access to the training required to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities.
While the resource sector is currently going through some turbulence, the long-term outlook is more favourable. The retirement of workers—more so than the expansion of the sector—will create the majority of job openings in the resource sector.
With enough lead time, identifying labour market and occupational opportunities by region can improve labour mobility and skill development.
This analysis was conducted for nearly 300 occupations across all 10 provinces and the territories.