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 at Kitimat Valley Institute and be provided temporary living accommodations by LNG Canada and JGC Fluor during the program. 

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, British Columbia and work on a fly-in/fly-out shift rotation.
  • Is willing and able to complete a drug & alcohol screening and fitness test.

What you’ll receive in this program:

  • Essential safety awareness and certifications (Occupational First Aid Level 1, CSTS09, WHMIS, Basic Rigging and Fall Protection).
  • 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.

Upcoming program dates: 

Program Class Program Start/End
Class #1 November 12, 2019 -  December 6, 2019
Class #2 February 3, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Class #3 February 18, 2020 - March 13, 2020
Class #4 April 14, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Class #5 April 27, 2020 - May 22, 2020
Class #6 June 22, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Class #7 July 6, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Please note: Training program takes place in Kitimat, BC, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation and the building site of the LNG facility. Classes are conducted at the Kitimat Valley Institute (KVI) in its specialized Trades Centre. LNG Canada Project will cover the costs of accommodations and airfare to and from the training in Kitimat for participants from outside the region, and the cost of tuition and safety equipment for all training participants.

Information sessions provide more information about YOUR PLACE training, the LNG Canada Project 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.

Please note: we encourage registration for this event but welcome everyone to attend.

Date Time Location Address Registration Link
September 30, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 pm

The Innovation Centre 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna BC

https://bit.ly/2ZF4lf1

How much does training cost?

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

Where is training?

Training program takes place in Kitimat, BC, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation and the building site of the LNG Canada facility. Classes are conducted at the Kitimat Valley Institute (KVI) in its specialized Trades Centre. This is a full-time program and classes will run Monday - Friday (8:00 - 5:00 pm).

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, British Columbia and work on a fly-in/fly-out shift rotation.
  • Is willing and able to complete a drug & alcohol screening and fitness test.

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
  • 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 (airfare is paid for by your employer) and live in LNG Canada’s workforce accommodation centre during your time working on site.

How can I get more information?

How to Apply

Program Application Process

Before beginning your application, we strongly encourage you to register and attend an online information session (see above for upcoming dates). These sessions will give you an overview of the application process, what to expect in the program, accommodation and travel, available funding and more. 

Once you’ve attended an information session, we invite you to begin your application process. You’ll notice there are a series of steps to complete in order to successfully apply to this program. 



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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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