LNG Canada, JGC Fluor to attract more women to skilled trades


Industry Construction Energy Manufacturing construction liquefied natural gas LNG Canada skills training

Four-week workforce development program aims to recruit, train, support and employ them in construction trades.

(L-R) Peter Zebedee, Incoming CEO, LNG Canada; Phil Clark, Project Director for JGC Fluor; Tracey MacKinnon, Workforce Development Manager, LNG Canada; Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; Crystal Smith, Chief Councilor, Haisla Nation; Andy Calitz, CEO of LNG Canada.
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VANCOUVER — LNG Canada and JGC Fluor have launched a province-wide program in BC to attract more women to work on the LNG Canada project.

The four-week workforce development program aims to recruit, train, support and employ the women in construction trades.

Graduates will have a direct line to employment opportunities in an entry level position with JGC Fluor or one of its subcontractors on the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat, BC.

Costs of tuition, safety gear and learning materials will be covered for all participants, including airfare to and from the training in Kitimat and accommodation for participants from outside the local area.


LNG Canada will be rolling out a province-wide awareness campaign to ensure women across the province are aware of YOUR PLACE, and the opportunities available to them to participate.

Women Building Futures (WBF), a non-profit organization, will develop and deliver the customized training.

The program is open to BC women 18 years or older, at all stages in their working life, whether entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a career change, or returning to the workforce after taking time off.

The training portion will be offered a number of times over the next 18 months.

Approximately 7,500 workers will be required at peak construction.

The LNG Canada joint venture is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, BC, which will initially consist of two LNG processing units.

The joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its affiliate Shell Canada Energy (40%); PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned entity, North Montney LNG Ltd. Partnership (25%); PetroChina Company Limited, through its subsidiary PetroChina Canada Ltd. (15%); Mitsubishi Corp., through its subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Partnership (15%); and Korea Gas Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kogas Canada LNG Ltd (5%). It’s operated through LNG Canada Development Inc.




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