Job outlook Petroleum Engineer near St. John's (NL)

Job opportunities for Petroleum engineers (NOC 2145) are good near St. John's (NL) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a petroleum engineer.

Job opportunities near St. John's (NL)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Petroleum engineers (NOC 2145) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Offshore oil and gas companies and firms that provide service to the industry are the main source of employment for this occupation. Exploration and development activities in the offshore are expected to drive growth prospects. Bids in recent years for exploration rights have reached record highs for the province. Given the specific post-secondary requirements associated with this occupation, the pool of candidates vying for openings would likely be relatively small.

Here are some key facts about Petroleum engineers in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Petroleum engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 84%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador


The job outlook for a petroleum engineer working in Newfoundland and Labrador is good over the next 3 years.

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