Although the Oil and Gas industry was only established in St John’s 20 years ago, it has truly earned its place as a key component in the Canadian economy. It's home to four offshore oil projects, Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose, and Hebron, which have produced around 1.7 million barrels of crude oil in their lifetime.
Because of this, St John’s has earned the title of Canada’s commercial hub for offshore oil and gas. It has accounted for 41% of Canadian exports over the past 20 years and this is set to continue – with 7 new entrants in the past two years alone, the future is bright for the Oil and Gas industry in St John’s. Projects are surpassing expectations and further developments are being planned, with $2.6 billion being committed by Husky Energy and partners for exploration work, so far. The White Rose project is a particular area of interest as expansions are planned into the west with first oil expected in 2022, creating a fresh wave of oil and gas job opportunities for skilled engineering and technical candidates.
To support this growth and help new energy projects flourish, NES Global Talent in St John's has discipline specific consultants on the ground ready to help candidates take the next steps in their career.
NES Global Talent is the largest workforce solutions provider in the oilfield services market with over 1,700 active contractors engaged across the Middle East, and over 4,500 professionals placed into this industry worldwide. Our network of offices across the Middle East region includes operations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dammam, Doha, Muscat, Erbil, Basra and most recently Manama.
Our offices are staffed with dedicated Oilfield Services recruitment consultants offering expertise spanning both onshore and offshore projects. Our teams have up-to-date knowledge of their local projects and market conditions in order to give candidates access to the best job opportunities.
We understand that Oilfield Services is a fast paced market and can mobilise expatriate and local talent to site at short notice; through investing in leading technologies our onboarding process is quick and seamless for all parties. The speed and quality of our onboarding is what differentiates us from other recruiters in this space and we endeavour to nurture our engineering talent pools by supporting their professional development throughout their career – we’ll not only secure your oilfield placement, we’ll track the project end date and help you to secure your next assignment.
Nationalisation efforts are integral to our recruitment initiatives in region and we encourage local personnel to get in touch to see the jobs that are on offer to them. For expatriates, we have a team of assignment support specialists who can assist you with your visa and work permit applications, including organising your rotational travel (where applicable).
For all personnel, we ensure compliance to taxation, labour law at HSE at all times.
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