Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
-4.5%
Job growth (2014-2015):
-1,300
Total employment (2015):
27,400

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • The Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction industry in B.C. is particularly sensitive to global economic conditions, as many of its products are exported to other countries.
  • Men make up a large majority of the workforce in this industry.
  • Wages in this industry are well above the all-industry average.
  • Most of the jobs in the industry are full-time, permanent positions.
  • Many jobs in this industry are located in the Kootenay, Thompson-Okanagan, and Northeast regions of the province.

Mining establishments are primarily involved in exploring, extracting and developing properties of naturally occurring solid minerals, such as coal and ores.

Oil and gas extraction involves removing liquids (crude petroleum) and gases (natural gas) from underground.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2015

  Men: 84%
  Women: 16%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2015

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2010 2015 B.C. average (2015)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2010
N/A
2015
N/A
B.C. average (2015)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2010
N/A
2015
N/A
B.C. average (2015)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2010
N/A
2015
N/A
B.C. average (2015)
14%

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2016 2020 2025
Forecasted employment
2016
27,300
2020
29,900
2025
30,100

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2016 - 2020
  • 2020 - 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

Enform
http://www.enform.ca

InfoMine
http://www.infomine.com/countries/canada.asp

Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC)
http://www.mining.bc.ca

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
http://www.mining.ca

North American Industry Classification System
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/industry-industrie-eng.htm

Northwest Gas Association
http://www.nwga.org

Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
http://www.psac.ca