Are you interested in one of the thousands of new jobs being created as a result of LNG? Are you looking to gain new skills or trades training? Or, are you simply interested in learning more about the career opportunities being created by this exciting new industry?
These questions can be answered by visiting and reading more about B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint: www.workbc.ca/skills
It’s an action plan to help you acquire news skills or find a job - it supports everyone, from youth in school to those already in the workforce.
It’s also an opportunity linked to the emerging needs of liquefied natural gas, or LNG - an export industry where natural gas is chilled and transported to global markets; an industry British Columbia has supported since the BC Jobs Plan and is the focus of another international conference this month.
This year’s event - Powering a Strong Economy: British Columbia’s LNG in the Global Market - marks the second of its kind, with a robust agenda for delegates and a new trade-show experience. On the trade-show floor, youth will participate in an interactive career experience and have an opportunity to learn more about B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.
Registration is still open. Details and forms can be found online at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc/lng-conference/
Members of the media can register for the event by contacting media relations with the Ministry of Natural Gas Development. Contact details are below.
Why it Matters:
- Industry investments for the development of five major LNG projects will create an enormous demand for skilled labour, particularly in the Northern regions of the province.
- Based on a scenario with five LNG plants constructed in B.C. between 2015 and 2024, the LNG sector has the potential for $175 billion in industry investment over the next decade and up to 100,000 jobs (58,700 direct and indirect construction jobs, 23,800 permanent direct and indirect jobs for operations, and thousands more of induced jobs as a result of households having more income).
- At peak construction in 2018, the LNG sector will require 58,700 workers.
Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Gas Development -
“We are taking steps to ensure British Columbians are first in-line for the thousands of new jobs created by LNG development. We are preparing British Columbians with the B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint and look forward to showcasing many of these job opportunities at the upcoming LNG conference.”
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour -
“B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint lays out a major shift which will ensure that funding for training is allocated based on labour market information and aligned to the jobs in demand both today and in the future. The plan will give young people a seamless path from school through to the workplace.”
- B.C.’s first international conference - Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in B.C. - was held Feb. 25 and 26, 2013. First Nations leaders, representatives from 25 B.C. communities, federal and provincial government officials, academics, and 192 companies spanning eight countries participated.
Learn More at:
Ministry of Natural Gas Development