Employees in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction

Jobs related to oil activities are on the rise

  • In 2007, buoyed by the expansion of oil and gas extraction, employment in the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector was up 6.3% from the previous year, bringing the number of jobs to 191,500. This sector has grown steadily since 2000.

  • Employment in oil and gas extraction and in support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction grew by 5.5% in 2007. Since 2000, the two industries have enjoyed a 76% increase (18,900 and 41,700 jobs, respectively). The steady rise in employment in oil and gas extraction from 2000 to 2007 partly offset the job losses experienced by other mining and quarrying industries during the same period.

  • Following seven years of employment declines, the mining and quarrying subsector, excluding oil and gas extraction, rebounded in 2005 and enjoyed three consecutive years of gains.

Chart E.8
Employees in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, 2007

Chart E.8 Employees in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, 2007

Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours, CANSIM table 281-0024.

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