Oil derrick workers in silhouette. Thousands have found their careers in this exciting industry

Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil & gas industry directly employs over 5,000 people. There are thousands more who work with companies which support the industry with products or services. The industry is striving to be diverse and inclusive – reflecting the communities in which it operates.

Oil refinery from below. Where can you find these industry positions?

Career opportunities exist both offshore and onshore across a wide variety of fields. In fact, approximately 50 percent of support positions are located onshore.

Manufacturing and fabrication facilities exist throughout the province, while most corporate, engineering and procurement positions are located in the St. John’s area.

Come By Chance Oil Refinery from a distance.What’s happening in the rest of Canada?

The oil & gas industry is active in virtually every Canadian province and territory. If not directly involved in exploration and production, goods and services are supplied and used across the country.

For information on careers and human resource issues within the Canadian petroleum industry, visit the websites outlined in the Helpful Links section of this website.

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People in a classroom taking a training course in oil and gas technology.Where will you start your oil & gas career?

There are hundreds of careers to be found within the oil & gas industry so take the time to explore your options. You’re sure to find the one that meets your skills, interests and needs.

It’s common to advance from the ground up.

The majority of employees in the global oil & gas industry have worked their way up through the ranks. It is very rare to enter the industry and go straight into a high-level position, regardless of your background. However, training and education will help you get that first entry-level position and advance to the next level sooner.

Click on the links below to see some of the key technical occupations available, as well as examples of career paths you could follow as you advance up the career ladder.

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Meet people who work in the industry

Oil & gas careers have varied qualifications, salaries and benefits. Here are a few examples to give you a clearer picture of what your work life could be like if you pursue a career in this sector. Be sure to check out our Careers In Action videos too!