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Alberta’s oil sands operations to increase workforce by over 70 percent

Alberta’s oil sands, which employed just over 20,000 workers in 2011, is projected to grow its workforce by a staggering 73 per cent by 2021, according to a new report released today by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada. The Oil Sands Labour Market Outlook to 2021 report, funded by the Government of Alberta, states that some oil sands operations and occupations are forecasted to add over 100 per cent of their current workforce by 2021.

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