Resources For Immigrants
Welcome to Canada! We hope you'll consider working in our
dynamic oil and gas industry. As you make your career decisions,
think about working with us.
- Skills and attitude
matter. As our workforce diversifies, equality and integration are
becoming the norm.
- Your credentials are
important. We need skilled people so we are working hard to have
international credentials recognized here in Canada.
- You can have a long and
rewarding career. Oil and gas will be a big part of our
lifestyles for decades to come.
- Flexibility is
growing. A range of positions, schedules and benefit plans can help
you balance your work and family responsibilities.
- In the oilpatch, learning
never ends. We strongly support learning programs that
help our employees become more confident, safe, innovative and
step-by-step checklist to help with your career search in
- Contact an immigrant
serving agency in your province for employment and settlement
assistance in Canada. Also check out our list below for additional
services and new immigrant links.
- Workers in the oil and gas industry
must be proficient in the English language in order to work safely
and efficiently. Workers should be able to read, write and
communicate effectively in English, and have good literacy skills.
Have your English assessed and get training if required. See the Language Assessment and Training resources
- You likely have many years of
experience gained from working in your home country and it is
important to understand Canadian standards, regulations and codes
of conduct for your profession. Have your credentials assessed and
get training if required. Demonstrating Canadian equivalencies and
obtaining the right training / education could help in securing
employment in the oil and gas sector. See the Credentials Assessment resources listed
- If your profession is
regulated, find out what requirements you need to meet to work
in Canada. Some jobs require accreditation,
professional memberships and licensing. Use the Working in Canada
Tool to see if your occupation is regulated.
- If you are in a skilled trade, check
to see if you qualify for immigration to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class. You can also contact
the local apprenticeship authority in the region you plan
to settle in for additional requirements you need to meet in order
to work in your trade.
- Contact your local Service Canada Centre or Citizenship and Immigration Canada for
assistance on employment, job search, immigration, work permits and
- If you decide to apply for jobs in
Canada, ensure that you are using a resume and cover letter format
that employers in Canada recognize. It's generally not advised to
include photos or personal information on your resume (especially
social security information, photographs of yourself, gender,
familial or religious affiliations, passport documents, etc.). For
more information on resume writing, visit our Cover
Letters and Resume Tips page.
- Finally, check out our
Immigrant Job Seekers: Learning to Overcome Obstacles - to help
you stay focused and motivated on your way to a career in oil and
Immigrant Serving Agencies
Immigrant-serving agencies help newcomers to Canada with such
services as English language training, job search, employment
assistance and settlement services.
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Immigrating to Canada
Language Assessment and Training
There are many immigrants working in the oil and gas industry.
To see just how diverse the industry is, read Day in the Life stories of real
people in the petroleum sector. You could soon see your profile