Building an LNG export facility will take a large number of workers, and LNG Canada wants the community to know about the kinds of construction employment opportunities that could become available over the next few years, if the project proceeds. LNG Canada’s goal is to maximize local employment throughout the construction phase of the project.
LNG Canada won’t be hiring employees directly during construction. Instead, LNG Canada will hire a prime contractor who will hire Implementation Contractors, who in turn, will hire subcontractors. The Implementation Contractors and subcontractors will hire workers to help them complete the work. LNG Canada has committed to help local residents become aware of how to take advantage of employment opportunities during construction.
Implementation Contractors and subcontractors will also post all available opportunities at local Employment Support Services organizations, such as local employment counsellors and Work BC, to ensure that local people are aware of the opportunities and how to apply for them. See attached for a list of local locations.
Types of jobs that will be required
The chart that follows lists many of the jobs during construction that could be available in the first two years or so of construction, following a Final Investment Decision. The jobs will be needed at different times during the first two years of the construction period, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. For more details about any of the jobs listed, we have provided a four-digit National Occupation Code (NOC), which you can use to look up the job online at www5.hrsdc.gc.ca.
More information on the certification and training required (including training suppliers) can be found on the following websites:
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