It is important to us that the local communities benefit the Northern Gateway Project through both direct and indirect economic benefits. One of the ways we can achieve that is by being as inclusive as we can in the hiring of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people for the construction and operation of the project. We want to ensure the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workforce is both skilled and work ready.
Once approved, construction on the project could begin as early as 2014. Northern Gateway is focused on increasing participation in the pipeline and construction sectors before, during and after the project’s construction window. Northern Gateway has broadened its Education, Training and Employment Strategy to help local Aboriginal and local community members develop the essential and transferable skills necessary to work in the growing pipeline and construction sectors.
This strategy remains in line with the key commitments we’ve outlined in the 2010 regulatory filing
Specifically, the Education, Training and Employment Strategy will:
Education and training resources and links:
Northern Gateway announces $1.5M education & training fund. Read more.