by Jeff Slack
A survey done by the Recruitment firm Hays Canada says that 28 per cent of energy sectors employers will hire fewer people in 2017 than 2016.
Hays says that many oil companies believe recovery in the oil sector will be difficult because most oilfield workers are leaving Alberta to go to other provinces like British Columbia and Ontario where there’s more labour jobs.
Most oil companies have been cutting staff rather than cutting wages as the price of oil has been low.
Alberta oil and gas has cut about 29 per cent of their staff over the past two years, but workers are bringing in about $2,300 dollars per week which is up 25 per cent from 5 years.