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From Oil to Diamonds: Employment Opportunities for the Aboriginal Workforce

The Conference Board of Canada, 74 pages, July 19, 2016
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This report aims to identify job openings and occupations most in demand in Canada’s resource sector over the next ten years. Our analysis covered nearly 300 occupations across all 10 provinces and the territories.

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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.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

Chapter 2—Labour Market Demand in the Resource Sector

  • Background Information
  • Long-Term Economic Outlook for the Resource Sector
  • Major Projects in the Resource Sector
  • Occupational Outlook in Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction

Chapter 3—Conclusion

Appendix A—Description of Forecast Models

  • The Conference Board’s Provincial Forecasting Model
  • The Conference Board’s Territorial Forecasting Model

Appendix B—Major Resource Sector Projects

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Territories

Appendix C—Bibliography

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