LNG Canada
JGC Fluor Women Building Futures British Columbia Construction Association

Are you ready to learn and earn more?

There’s a PLACE for you in the skilled trades. Apply below for tuition-free training to start your career today.

YOUR PLACE to train and build a career in the skilled trades.

LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor, are offering tuition-free training designed to help women start—and succeed—in the skilled trades, including a direct opportunity for employment with JGC Fluor or its subcontractors on the LNG Canada Project. This four-week training program was developed by Women Building Futures (WBF), an organization that has trained and championed women in the construction and maintenance industries for over 20 years.

This program is designed for women at all stages of their working lives and includes a direct opportunity for employment on the LNG Canada Project. Successful applicants will attend training in Kitimat/Terrace and be provided temporary living accommodations by LNG Canada and JGC Fluor on site at Cedar Valley Lodge, the workforce accommodation centre.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be prepared and feel confident to take on an entry-level job in construction and have the opportunity to apply directly for a position with JGC Fluor or one of its subcontractors to build the LNG Canada facility.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any 18+ woman (or identifies as) who meets the following criteria:

  • A legal resident of British Columbia and is able to legally work in Canada.
  • Has successfully completed grade 10 (or Canadian equivalent).
  • Is able to attend a four-week training program in Kitimat/Terrace, British Columbia and work on a fly-in/fly-out shift rotation.
  • Is willing and able to complete a drug & alcohol screening.

What you’ll receive in this program:

  • Essential safety awareness and certifications (CSTS20, Fall Protection, Confined Space and Aerial Lift).
  • Introductory hands-on training for an entry-level position on the LNG Canada Project.
  • Best practices for working in construction and how to prepare for success in the trades.
  • A self-guided fitness training program to ensure you’re work ready.
  • Essential math review and support.
  • Drawing and blueprint basics.
  • Receive continued support after graduating to help navigate your apprenticeship journey.

We are currently processing applications for the following cohorts. 

Cohort 6: June 14 - July 9, 2021

Cohort 7: July 19 - August 13, 2021

Cohort 8: August 23 - September 17, 2021

Cohort 9: September 27 - October 22, 2021

*Cohort dates are subject to change. 

Please note: The training program takes place in Kitimat/Terrace, BC, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation and the building site of the LNG facility. LNG Canada Project will cover the costs of accommodations and chartered travel to and from the training in Kitimat/Terrace for participants from outside the region and the cost of tuition and safety equipment for all training participants.

Information sessions provide more information about the LNG Canada Project, YOUR PLACE Training Program, and employment opportunities for graduates of the program.

These sessions are a great opportunity for women interested in learning more about the training program and employment after training. These sessions will also be helpful for community organizations who support women in career development.

Representatives from LNG Canada, WBF and JGC Fluor will be available at these sessions to answer questions.

For our in-person sessions, we encourage registration but welcome everyone to attend.

Please stay tuned for the next available information session.

How much does training cost?

LNG Canada and JGC Fluor will cover the costs of accommodations and travel to and from the training in Kitimat/Terrace for participants from outside the region, and the cost of tuition and safety equipment for all training participants.

Will I be paid in the training program?

Students are not paid during the training program. If a student is on EI/CRB prior to training, we recommend connecting with your local Service Canada office to determine eligibility regarding staying on EI/CRB while in training. Your Admissions and Enrolment Advisor can provide a letter of acceptance if required by Service Canada.  

Where is training?

Training program takes place in Kitimat/Terrace, BC, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation and the building site of the LNG Canada facility. This is a full-time program.

Which trades do we focus on in the training program?

We’ve assessed the trades expected to be in high-demand during construction of the Project and in BC in the coming years. Some of these trades include: Construction Craft Workers, Electricians, Welders, Pipefitters, Ironworkers, Heavy Equipment Operators.

Who can apply?

  • Any 18+ woman (or identifies as) that meets the following criteria:
  • A legal resident of British Columbia and is able to legally work in Canada.
  • Has successfully completed grade 10 (or Canadian equivalent).
  • Is able to attend a four-week training program in Kitimat/Terrace, British Columbia and work on a fly-in/fly-out shift rotation.
  • Is willing and able to complete a drug & alcohol screening.

How do I get accepted?

Your successful application will depend on your qualifications, interest, ambition, skills, physical fitness, health and work ethic. To be a successful candidate, we’re looking for the following attributes:

  • A passion for learning
  • Physically fit
  • Strong work ethic and personal initiative
  • Positive attitude every day
  • Be prepared to fit into the construction workPLACE culture
  • Be available to attend one of our upcoming training programs in Kitimat/Terrace
  • For women living outside the local area, to advance to a job on the LNG Canada Project, you need to be prepared to work on a fly-in/fly-out rotation to the Kitimat work site and live in LNG Canada’s workforce accommodation centre during your time working on site.

How do I get to training if I live outside the local area?

Chartered travel will be provided to applicants who live outside of Kitimat/Terrace. Students will be responsible to get themselves to/from a travel hub. Currently, the travel hubs are Prince Rupert, Prince George, Nanamio, Kelowna, and Vancouver. 

How can I get more information?

How to Apply

Program Application Process

You’ll notice there are a series of steps to complete in order to successfully apply to this program. Please see the steps below to familiarize yourself with the application process:



IMPORTANT NOTICE

Thank you for your interest in the YOUR PLACE Training Program. Due to high demand, we’ve received a large number of applications for this program and are currently processing all active applications. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch when we’re able to accept new applications.

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About WBF

Women Building Futures offers industry recognized training for women looking to enter the construction and maintenance industries. We help women gain financial independence through assessment, training, and employment support. We partner with industry and communities to champion women’s representation in industries where they have historically been under-represented.

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