The energy transition is destroying some jobs, creating many new ones, and demanding new skills of energy workers. This section examines how energy work is changing and how workers can adapt and prepare for change.


Clean energy jobs rising rapidly, fossil fuel jobs on the wane – study – video interview with Merran Smith, CEO of Clean Energy Canada

TD Bank study says 50%-75% of Canadian oil/gas workers could lose jobs by 2050 – Energi Talks interview with TD Economics economist Francis Fong

Robots are coming…and they’re bringing jobs – video interview with economist Jay Dixon of Statistics Canada

Plan now to support fossil fuel workers during energy transition – video interview with Dr. Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work

Digital Technology

30% fewer jobs in Canadian oil patch by 2040 (or sooner)? New report on automation, digital tech – video interview with Lance Mortlock, EY Canada

Energy efficiency efforts could create 118,000 Canadian jobs between now and 2030 – study – Energi Media article

Get ready, Alberta, a Tsunami of new technology is transforming the oil/gas business model…and killing jobs – 2018 Markham On Energy column

Technology and the 21st century energy worker in Canada: Where are the jobs? – 2018 Energi Media deep dive

Skills and Training

New virtual reality game gives players taste of working in the oil and gas industry – video interview with Carol Howe, Energy Safety Canada and PetroLMI


Transformation of global energy system requires a Canadian “just transition” strategy – video interview with Joie Warnock, Western Regional Director of UNIFOR


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