The proposed Mackenzie Gas Project is expected to create
thousands of short-term jobs over three winter sessions during
the peak construction period. About 45 to 55 long-term employee
jobs are forecast for pipeline and realted facilities operations.
In addition, there may be 35 to 45 contractor jobs associated
with the overall Project operations activity.
Work to develop the natural gas fields will also require
other contractors and service providers.
Project Definition Phase
A number of jobs will be created during the Project
Definition (or planning) Phase. Most of these jobs would
involve engineering studies, environmental and Traditional
Knowledge assessments and community consultation.
work begins a number of jobs will be available. These include
jobs supplying gravel, constructing access roads and camps,
and catering the work camps.
During the first season of pipeline construction, the peak
field workforce is estimated to be between 6,500 and 7,000
A number of separate construction crews will be used to construct
Each pipeline section, or 'spread,' will have a number of
crews working on:
- Surveying and clearing the right-of-way
- Right-of-way preparation
- Hauling and stringing the pipe
- Bending the pipe
- Digging the trench
- Lowering the pipe
- Installing valves and special fittings
- Backfilling the trench
- Cleaning up
Project facilities will be built year-round and will involve
getting preparing sites and installing compressor stations
and related facilities.
Jobs fall into one of three categories: entry, skilled and
Entry Level Jobs
Entry-level jobs require little related experience. On-the-job
training will be provided. Applicants may be required to read
and write English and, in some cases, may need Grade 12 education
or the equivalent.
Applicants for skilled jobs are typically required to read
and write English and have a Grade 12 education or equivalent.
Trade positions require a trade certification or enrolment
in an approved apprenticeship program. Previous work-related
experience is an asset.
Experienced equipment operators, such as truck drivers, heavy
equipment operators are also considered skilled positions.
Applicants for professional positions have a technical school
diploma or university degree. For example, a professional
may have a university degree in engineering, science, commerce,
business administration or occupational health and safety.
Applicants for technical positions are usually graduates
of technical schools with diplomas in mechanical, instrumentation,
chemical, electrical, petroleum or other technologies.
Types of Jobs
The following table shows some of the positions that may
be rrequired throughtout the Project or on a seasonal basis.
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of positions that could be avaliable during various phases
of pipeline construction.
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