LONDON, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The race for Canada to join the world leading LNG exporters continues, with recent news that Woodfibre LNG aims to now build its proposed LNG plant onshore. These developments come at the same time as Pieridae Energy awards CB&I the FEED contract for the Goldboro LNG facility in Nova Scotia.
At the Canada LNG Export Conference & Exhibition, these issues will be discussed over 3 days with Byng Giraud, Vice President Corporate Affairs - Pacific Oil & Gas - Woodfibre LNG giving his views on Maximising LNG Export Projects whilst Promoting Economic Growth. While Thom Dawson, Executive Vice President and COO, Pieridae Energy discusses Major Capital LNG Project Risk Mitigation.
Along with the many aspects of Canadian LNG exports, the projects cannot move forward without consultation and inclusion of the aboriginal communities. Local government are saying all parties are being included and yet some First Nations officials still have significant environmental concerns. Ellis Ross, Chief Councillor, from Haisla First Nation returns to share his insights at the event focusing on Striking Meaningful Partnerships with the Aboriginal Communities, Businesses and the Government to Promote Economic Prosperity.
Many are also asking about the gap in the market for "local talent" and how this will be fulfilled. Undoubtedly Canada will have to import labour to complete the projects but immigration can be a slow and arduous process. Dave Byng, Deputy Minister - Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour in BC, gives a keynote presentation on what the BC government's plans are to manage this.
Manley McLachlan, BC Construction Association; Jim Sinclair, BC Federation of Labour and Paul de Jong, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada will discuss the human resources issue further Gaining Access to a Skilled Workforce to Meet the Growing Demand in Western Canada.
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