OIL SANDS JOBS
There will be 35,000 jobs in the oil sands in 2021, up 73 per cent from 2011.
Technology will remain a game-changer in oil sands production.
As a result of widespread use of in situ extraction technologies, in situ production will overtake mining production after 2015.
BY THE NUMBERS
|20,304||people employed in the oil sands in 2011|
|8,217||jobs (40% of workforce) in in situ operations|
|8,110||jobs (40% of workforce) in mining operations|
|3,997||jobs (20% of workforce) in upgrading|
|85%||of oil sands workforce on-site|
|$19 billion||invested in oil sands in 2011|
|105%||growth of in situ positions by 2021|
Source: Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada