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.
Human Resources (HR) encompasses all functions pertaining to managing people within an organization through policies, systems, and strategic objectives. Recruitment, training, development, compensation, benefits, and employee relations are all functions typically managed by an HR department. HR also plays a major role in overseeing company culture, ensuring legal compliance, and aligning the human resources strategy with that of the business to minimize costs and reduce risk.