Workforce Development

Empowering People: Opening doors to new career opportunities

LNG Canada has provided funding for a number of workforce development related initiatives as a way to support British Columbia in meeting industry’s skilled trades requirements over the coming years.

Power Engineering Readiness - 4th class Power Engineering Program

In 2022, this program was developed by LNG Canada, CMC and BCIT and was delivered in partnership with LNG Canada, BCIT, CMTN and the Government of British Columbia. This locally run program prepares individuals for the next steps in education needed to pursue a career in Power Engineering. They receive strong practical skills, technical knowledge and mentoring.

The first group of students graduated in June of 2022.

4th Class Power Engineering Program

This program provides strong practical skills and technical knowledge to people wanting to enter the power engineering field. After completing this locally run 38-week program, graduates will be prepared to undertake government examinations for an Interprovincial 4th Class Power Engineer's Certificate of Competency. Student tuition funded by LNG Canada and program offered in partnership with LNG Canada, BCIT, CMTN and the Government of British Columbia.

The first group will graduate in June of 2023.

4th Class Power Engineering class touring the LNG Canada site.

Trades Training Fund

LNG Canada believes that apprenticeship completion is critical to ensuring an improved supply of skilled tradespeople for the many projects currently under development within the LNG industry, and to replace many of the skilled tradespeople nearing retirement age.

One of the barriers to apprenticeship completion is funding, and to remove this barrier, LNG Canada has contributed over $2 million to a Trades Training Fund and more than 1,300 apprentice applications have been approved to date. This funding goes to building awareness of the trades available in any industry, particularly the emerging LNG industry. LNG Canada is pleased to be working with the B.C. Construction Association, who is actively building awareness of the fund and administering it on LNG Canada’s behalf.

Funding from LNG Canada’s contribution is available to small and medium-size employers to assist them with training programs for apprentices. Current apprentices in the middle of their apprenticeships can speak to their employer to apply for money from the fund, and employers that want to set up training programs can apply to the fund directly.

LNG Canada Connect

In partnership with the B.C. Construction Association’s Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), LNG Canada is funding the position of a dedicated resource who is stationed in Terrace. This person fills employers' requests for employees, in the construction industry within the local Kitimat and Terrace region, with the best-qualified candidate.

The LNG Canada representative has been tasked with removing barriers to employment by offering financial support from LNG Canada’s Gear Up Fund. This may include costs associated with prerequisite training or personal protective equipment all in support of helping people connect to employment opportunities.

To participate in LNG Canada’s Trades Training Fund, or to access the representative from LNG Canada Connect, contact B.C. Construction Association by clicking the link below.

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