Program Trains Recent Canadian Immigrants for Oil and Gas Jobs

The Oil and Gas Training Program (OGTP) helps recent immigrants start promising careers in the oil and gas industry

Canada’s shortage of workers with the skills needed to service its oil and gas industry and the higher than average unemployment rate of recent immigrants are both being addressed by a new Alberta program that provides oil drilling training for recent immigrants to help them get jobs in the province’s oil-patch.

The Oil and Gas Training Program (OGTP) was created by the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society which administers it jointly with Enform, a Western Canadian oil and gas safety association created by major upstream oil and gas companies.

The latest class of 16 trainees graduated last week after completion of the 15-week training program. The skills they acquired will enable them to get entry-level positions in Alberta’s oil and gas industry, which has a pressing need for workers to expand oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta.

Data emerging over the last several years showing a growing income gap between recent immigrants and the general population since the 1970s has prompted non-governmental immigrant serving organizations and governments at different levels to look to find ways to improve the employment prospects of immigrants.

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7 Responses to Program Trains Recent Canadian Immigrants for Oil and Gas Jobs

  1. Wayne says:

    Hello

    I am from the UK & currently work in the oil & gas industry, as a hydraulic bolt tightening technician. I have around 6 years experience, on/offshore & over seas working. I am looking to emigrate to Canada to peruse my career further within the oil & gas industry, I am looking for any bolting positions or trainee programs to learn something new to gain more qualifications & experience to help me on the ladder to progress further in my career.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    email wayneyb666@hotmail.co.uk

  2. Tamas Krassovari says:

    Dear!

    Iam Tamas Krassovari(28) from Hungary, I read your website and iam interested your trainee programs or jobs.
    Iam working sales representative in Coca Cola Hellenic Beverages Company for 9 years.
    My Relatives live in Canada and i’d like to migrate in Alberta Canada too.
    I’m looking forward your answer. Thanks

  3. Donald says:

    The training program will prepare job aspirants to get entry-level jobs in the oil and gas industry in Canada. Thanks for sharing this post with information about this training program, which is sure to benefit immigrants.

  4. Tabrez says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have been extremely interested in oil and gas jobs based in Canada as I have been recently introduced to such opportunities via the internet job searches. I have 2 years of experience in Saudi Arabia working with a waste oil treatment plant. I do not, however, have technical qualifications or know how for the kind of jobs in Canada, and so I am very interested in this program. My main roles in Saudi Arabia were operations management based (not technical per se), and as such, I need to add some technical experience to my resume which would aid my engineering academic background. I am very keen on immigrating to Canada to start a career in oil and gas. If there are any opportunities available, I would be very happy to hear about them. Please communicate with me via my email. Your assistance would be very much appreciated as I look forward to starting a career in Canada.

    Thank you.

  5. David says:

    Wonderful development. I am a UK national. I would like to migrate to Canada and work in the oil and gas I dustry. I have a first degree in mechanical engineering and a masters in aerospace engineering (distinction)from university of London. I also have safety training accredited by Shell Petroleum Development Company. What options do I have? Thanks

  6. william O brien says:

    This looks like a really good training
    Program iam form ireland I am trying to get a job in the oil and gas industry on or off shore I have done several courses. Such as banksman slinger, rigger, Painting blaster, first aid, my Medical, MIST and BOSIET, working at height is this course for me to get me the experience I need. Thank you.

  7. Dear Sr, I am 38 male. from LIBYA. i have 12 years of experinece in oil field as a wireline crew chief, production tools maintenance tech, i am looking for a good oil and gas programs that helps me to work in Canada.

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