Tag Archives: oil and gas jobs

In Defense of the Petro-State: Canada Should Not Shun Oil Riches

An article that appeared in last week’s New York Times, by Thomas Homer-Dixon, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, claims that Canada is slowly turning into a petro-state, and that the U.S. would be doing the country a favor … Continue reading

Posted in Canada News, Canadian economy, Canadian job market | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

B.C. Magnate Gets One Step Closer to Kitimat Refinery

David Black, a British Columbia-based newspaper publisher and billionaire whose idea to raise financing for a refinery in Kitimat was largely dismissed by the oil industry when first proposed last August, saw those plans take a big step toward reality … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian economy, canadian immigration, Canadian job market | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Immigrating to Canada to Escape American Election Results

When Americans look for a country to flee to in the event of their favoured candidate losing the presidential elections, they inevitably look to Canada, their (mostly) English speaking cousin to the North. For the past three decades, it has … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian economy, canadian immigration, Canadian job market, Federal Skilled Trades Worker, work permit | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canadian Non-Partisan Think Tank Finds Oil Sands Greatly Benefit Country’s Economy

The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC), the largest non-partisan think tank in Canada, has published a study today showing that development of northern Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands will create over 3.2 million person-years of employment in Canada over the next 25 … Continue reading

Posted in best city to live in Canada for immigrants, Canadian economy, canadian immigration, Canadian job market | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Canada Has Fastest Population Growth in G8, Driven By Immigration and Led by Prairies

A Statistics Canada report released today estimates that Canada’s population grew by 1.1 percent in the year ending June 30 2012, giving it the fastest population growth among the G8 countries. In comparison, the second fastest growing population in the … Continue reading

Posted in best city to live in Canada for immigrants, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Trades Worker | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment