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NES Global Talent participates in Canadian Institute Conference on Employing Foreign Workers

Tackling the talent gap – NES Global Talent participates in Canadian Institute Conference on Employing Foreign Workers

NES Global Talent, the leading global oil and gas staffing specialist, yesterday led a successful seminar at the Canadian Institute Conference on employing foreign workers in Calgary on how to structure and implement a successful global recruitment action plan.

The consultancy covered some of the most pressing issues facing the Canadian recruitment market including the volume of talent required for projects, competition - both nationally and internationally - from competing LNG projects, and visa application challenges.

Discussing the main issues facing companies, Dane Groeneveld, NES Global Talent’s Regional Director of North America, said: “The energy landscape in Canada is rapidly evolving and companies need to ensure that they have the talent to match the project. The Government of Canada recently transformed its economic immigration program to help respond to rapidly changing labor market needs. NES Global Talent is able to identify skilled workers and offer fast track entry – supporting the growing need for the Canadian energy demand.”

The Alberta oil sands have dominated the Canadian oil and gas landscape for decades and with expansion projects continuing to generate a wealth of possibilities for the industry, there’s an abundance of opportunities for qualified engineering professionals in the country.

Groeneveld added: “It’s an exciting time for the industry with new processes, technologies, plants and products coming online. Apache Canada’s Kitimat LNG is the start of an exciting new era for oil and gas in Canada and a real change from the Alberta oil sands that the country has become renowned for.”

Also speaking at conference, Roland Bruce, NES Global Talent’s Canadian Operations Manager, added: “Participating in this seminar is a must for companies who want to ensure they have a recruitment strategy that is fit for purpose and will attract talent that is right for them. Talent management is a key tool that can help companies who are facing skills shortages in the oil and gas market.”


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