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.
Maintenance technicians work across all areas of the oil and gas industry, and they are generally hands-on workers in the field. Maintenance technicians maintain, inspect and troubleshoot tools and equipment to ensure proper upkeep and servicing is done. A technical certificate or strong mechanical background are beneficial for these positions.