Boasting 178 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and close to 58 Tcf of proven natural gas reserves as of 2009, Canada is the world's largest reserve holder after Saudi Arabia and the top supplier of U.S. energy imports. Canada is also home to the world's most expansive oil sands deposits, the development of which extracts and processes a heavy, tar-like crude bitumen that comprises the bulk of the country's reserves. Canada's oil and natural gas sector is privatized, with industry regulation occurring at the provincial level.
A Heavy Machinery Operator is someone that operates or drives heavy equipment used in Engineering and Construction projects. The type of equipment classed as heavy can include cranes, hoists, bulldozers, front-end loaders, pumps, and compressors. To operate these types of machinery, the operator must receive proper training including extensive health and safety training.