Hiring Protocol

Hiring for the Project is directed by the terms of the Burntwood Nelson Agreement (BNA) that governs employment on northern hydroelectric projects. Workers are referred to project employers in the following order:

  • Qualified northern Aboriginals living within the Churchill/Burntwood/Nelson River (CBNR) region and surrounding areas as defined in the BNA, and members of the Keeyask Cree Nations who live in Manitoba
  • Qualified northern residents living north of the Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs boundary who are members of a union involved in the project
  • Qualified northern Aboriginals living north of the Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs boundary but not within the CBNR and surrounding areas as defined in the BNA
  • Qualified northern Manitobans living north of the Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs boundary
  • Qualified Manitoba union members
  • Qualified Manitoba workers

Regardless of the hiring preferences in place, all employment is conditional on each applicant having the required qualifications for the job.