Finding Workers

Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI), Division of Enform has a set of Attraction & Retention tools online which provides a starting point for developing a successful long-term employee recruitment and retention strategy. It will give you potential sustainable solutions to your biggest labour challenges.

Looking to hire? Have you tried…

Looking beyond traditional supply channels? Labour challenges in the oil and gas industry mean that companies must go beyond their usual methods to find the quality workforce for which PSAC companies are known.

Alberta Employment and Immigration has a number of resources available to assist employers in their search for workers. A number of organizations might also be able to help you who have ready access to qualified people and programs specifically to place people in appropriate employment. Check out the resources below.

Alberta Employment and Immigration

Alberta Employment and Immigration has a number of resources for employers including:

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College has a number of services and programs available for employers. They include:

For more information on these programs and how Bow Valley College can assist your organization in finding or training the right personnel, contact Services for Employers at 403.410.3215, e-mail, or visit their website.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) provides settlement and integration services to immigrants in Southern Alberta with the goal of attaining sustainable employment for their clients/students. They assist newcomers with the transition process by delivering programs that prepare individuals for economic independence within the realities of today’s Canadian workplace. Through a variety of programs, the CCIS prepares new Canadians for the workplace and assists in finding suitable positions for them. Among the CCIS programs are:

For more information, call 403.262.2006, e-mail or visit their websites:

NAIT Employer Services

NAIT Employer Services connects employers with NAIT students and alumni, offering several ways to promote job and career opportunities within organizations and increase visibility on our main campus. Employers can also participate on-campus in four different ways: meet and greet students when hosting info sessions; promote career opportunities when setting up recruitment booths on campus; screen students and future graduates for hiring when booking student interview rooms; and attend the annual donor-only Career Fair on NAIT’s main campus.

For more information, contact the Student Success Contact Centre at (780) 471-6248 or You can also visit the website.

Other Programs

The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) has established a Mentorship for Integration program that matches internationally trained professionals with Canadians to help them transition to the Canadian job market. Mentors are volunteers and are not expected to find the mentee a job. Find out more here.

Currently, they are looking for engineers to mentor in a number of disciplines.

Contact the program coordinator at 403.290.5116 or for details.

PSAC offers additional labour resources to Regular Members. Click here to access the labour section of our Members Area (login required).