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Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas

What they do?

Supervisors, Mining, Oil, and Gas:

A. Supervise the activities of workers in underground/surface mines and quarries or workers who drill for oil/gas, operate service rigs or provide oil/gas services

B. Establish work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments

C. Oversee safety of operations

D. Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity

E. Recommend hirings/promotions

F. Train workers in job duties, safety procedures, and company policies

G. Requisition materials/supplies

Where they find work?

1. Support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction - 32.0%
2. Mining (except oil and gas) - 30.0%
3. Oil and gas extraction - 15.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you must have a high school diploma.

2. To be a mining or quarrying supervisor, you may need a college or university program in mining technology or engineering. You usually need several years' experience and may require provincial certification.

3. To be an oil and gas drilling and service supervisor, you need extensive experience eight years or more in the occupation you are supervising and completion of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) courses. You also need first aid, hydrogen-sulphide awareness, blowout prevention, and other safety certificates. You may also need a two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Physics
4. Sciences

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas is $25.56/HR, which is above average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas wages

Expected Wage by Age

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Wage By Age

Unemployment:

3% of Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas is considered Above Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($25.56) are above the averages ($18.07), and the rate of wgae growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (3%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Above Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be below average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (12%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Communication skills

3. Planning

Part Time Workers

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


2% of Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 18,300 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 43% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average reflecting the age/retirement structure of the occupation.

Self Employed

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 25% of Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


5% of the individuals employed as Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.