LNG Canada - Jobs and Skills Training
LNG Canada is the largest private sector investment in Canadian history. It will require a large workforce for both construction activities and long-term operations.
At peak construction the project will employ up to 7,500 workers – with many of these in the trades. Most of these job opportunities are created through JGC Flour - the prime contractor for the facility.
The government of British Columbia requires LNG projects, including LNG Canada, to offer jobs and training for British Columbians, especially opportunities for local people. Partnerships must also be built with Indigenous Nations.
WorkBC is the provincial government’s dedicated access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It provides resources for people to explore career opportunities, pinpoint education and skills training opportunities, and ultimately find a job.
There are WorkBC centres all over the province in addition to the resources available online.
- Map – Find a WorkBC Employment Service Centre near you.
- Blueprint Builder – Build your own Blueprint and get resources to choose a career, access education and funding and find a job.
- Career Compass – Take a quiz, visit B.C. regions or browse careers to explore the many options available.
- BC Career Guide for Indigenous People - A guide offering information on career exploration, skills training, education, funding support and more.
- WorkBC Career Profiles – Find details on jobs, including salary, duties, education and expected demand.
- EducationPlannerBC – Search for post-secondary education programs by interest, subject, type of credential or institution.
- UpgradeBC –Use the tool to find a post-secondary institution or school near you that offers tuition-free upgrading courses.
- Indigenous People in Trades – Find out about programs and training for Indigenous people in skilled trades and apprenticeships.
- Skills Training for Employment – A program to help the needs of vulnerable and under-represented groups by providing skills training and employment support.
- Trades Training – The need for skilled tradespeople in British Columbia is increasing. Access training programs and the resources you need to start a career in the trades.
- Your Place - LNG Canada's workplace readiness training program to help women succeed in the skilled trades.
- WorkBC Job Search – Access thousands of job postings throughout the province by industry, salary, region and more.
- LNG Canada opportunities – Webpage providing details and resources, direct from LNG Canada, related to jobs, contracting and procurement and workforce development.
- JGC | Flour – LNG Canada’s prime contractor managing construction and the hiring of subcontractors and employees.
The Builders Code is a new initiative to retain more women in the construction trades by creating a supportive, inclusive work environment. The program provides resources and encourages companies to commit to a harassment, hazing and bullying-free work environment.
The Builders Code was launched on International Women’s Day (2019) by the BC Construction Association, with the support of the provincial government. LNG Canada is one of the first signatories of the Builders Code initiative.
You can find more details about the Builders Code here.
LNG Canada Trades Training Fund
LNG Canada set up the Trades Training Fund to support industry and apprenticeship training for construction and related trades. The fund is administered by the BC Construction Association on behalf of LNG Canada. Employers can access the fund on behalf of their apprentices. More details are available here.