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As a high school student, are you interested in finding a career that will help make a difference in the world? Do you want to be part of the solution to our planet’s energy challenges? Look no further than Canada’s energy industry!

The energy industry is an essential part of our modern world. It provides the power that fuels our homes, businesses and transportation systems and the material for many essential products, from tires to cell phones. But the energy industry is also facing some big challenges, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and finding more sustainable energy sources.

What is Careers in Energy?

Careers in Energy (CIE), a division of Energy Safety Canada, is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to develop leading-edge research, tools and resources to:

  • Increase awareness of the energy industry and career opportunities.
  • Support attraction and retention of a skilled and productive workforce.

From VR experiences and their podcast, Not Your Grandpa’s Energy Industry, to online tools like Explore Careers and Day in the Life stories, CIE is your source for career planning in the energy industry.

“We have some fun, engaging and unique ways to find out more about the energy industry and learn about the wide range of career opportunities,” says Tamara Gale, Project Manager with CIE.

Free tools and resources geared to high school students
CIE offers a myriad of tools and resources to help people pivot in their existing careers, find out which of their skills are transferrable to other areas of energy, and more.

Below are some resources that are popular with high school students wanting to get a taste of what the industry is all about and explore the types of jobs available:

  • VR experiences | CIE offers immersive virtual reality experiences that allow you to see the careers and leading-edge technologies that are transforming the industry. They even loan their VR headsets and programs to schools! Ask your teacher to book a free VR Field Trip for your classroom!
  • Experience the Energy: Take the Tour is an award-winning 360-degree tour of eight different oil and gas worksites. Transport to different locations at each site to get a firsthand look at the equipment and technology.
  • Experience the Energy: Take the Challenge helps you discover how your skills align with 10 careers in the energy industry through a series of skill-testing games.
  • Tour emerging energy sectors with Adapting Futures. Join Appo, the robot tour guide to explore what it’s like to work in renewables, cleantech, digitization and automation in energy and more.
  • Explore Careers | This online tool allows you to explore a diverse range of over 170 careers in energy and discover which ones align with your skills, qualifications and preferences.
  • Day in the Life profiles | CIE has more than 40 Day in the Life profiles where workers share a unique first-person perspective of typical workday, the skills required, the best things about the job, and more. Visit CIE’s News and Stories page and use the filters to select “Day in the Life”.
  • Podcast | Not Your Grandpa’s Energy Industry has episode topics ranging from personal stories of career development to pivoting to new roles within the industry and, most recently, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Alberta’s energy industry. Visit CIE’s News and Stories page and use the filters to select “Podcast”.

Canada’s energy industry is constantly evolving and there are always new things to explore. With such diverse career choices, competitive salaries, and the opportunity to make a difference, it’s an area worth exploring. Check out these tools and more at today.