Policy

Nine Years of Oilfield Fatalities Mapped

Life in the Alberta oilfield isn't without its share of risks. Here's where the dangers are and what can be done to minimize them More →

Why the Energy Sector Needs to Hire More Canadian Forces Veterans

The Canadian military produces thousands of veterans who are technically skilled, professionally trained and ready to work. So why isn’t the energy sector hiring enough of them? More →

Is Tracking Workers With RFID a Safety Breakthrough, or an Invasion of Privacy?

In a first for the oil patch, contract workers at Shell's Albian Sands mine were outfitted with mandatory RFID trackers last spring More →

The Business Case for Getting More Women Into Senior Management

Women continue to be underrepresented on the corporate boards of Canadian energy companies. Why that’s to everyone’s detriment More →

Energy Companies Are Embracing the Silicon Valley-style Work-Life Balance

Companies are discovering the benefits of offering flexible work arrangements. But not everyone is sold yet More →

The Silent Killer: Depression and Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

Many people in the workforce suffer from depression and anxiety, but very few ever talk about it. That’s a big, big problem More →

Alberta to Bear Worst of Labor Crunch, But Ontario, B.C. Are Not Off the Hook

It wasn’t that long ago that the energy sector was starved for new people. Now it’s had its fill – and then some More →