New York (CNN) – When you think of the job of the hunter, the first thought that comes to your mind is “can I just hunt a fox?”
That is, you might think of it as hunting a fox.
But in reality, hunting a big game like a bear, or a coyote, or an elk, or buffalo, is actually the job for many of the thousands of hunters and trappers in Ontario who work in the province’s oilpatch.
In fact, hunters are the largest employers of the oilpatch workforce in Canada, with a population of more than 6.2 million people, according to the Canadian Institute for Agriculture and Trade (CIAT), with a significant number working in the oil and gas industry.
The oilpatch employs more than 5.5 million people in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, according CIAT.
And the number of oilpatch jobs grew by a staggering 17.6% between 2011 and 2015.
The majority of the work at the oil industry comes from those who work at hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, collecting and collecting wildlife.
CIAT says that more than half of all oilpatch job openings are currently filled by hunters and cougars.
The oil industry is booming, so there is plenty of work to be had.
In fact, there are almost 1,000 oil-related jobs in Alberta alone, according the province.
In addition to hunting, there is also trapping, fishing and collecting of wild game, including bears, elk and moose.
In the last five years, there have been more than 10,000 job openings in the Alberta oilpatch alone.