Training


Between 2001 and 2010 a major pre-Project training program, was undertaken in partner First Nations communities to improve qualifications of workers for construction employment in designated and non-designated trades and construction support occupations. Approximately 500 community members completed their course work in construction trades and occupations providing a pool of people who could be interested in, and partially or fully qualified for, Project related jobs.

Designated contractors also provide on-the-job training during construction to workers in specified trades. These contractors are required to submit the detail of their on-the-job training program in their tender submission.

On the Job Training

On-the-Job Training programs are onsite training programs that are developed to hire individuals as trainees and apprentices to participate in programs to enhance the qualifications of those individuals for further career development. Examples of these include, Apprenticeships (Designated Trades), Trainees (Non-Designated Trades), and Trainees through natural progression (Support & Service Trades).

On-the-Job (OJT) Training Programs¹

Labour Type KCN Hires Other Hires GS Training Totals
Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours) Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours) Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours)
Non-Designated Trades 26 11512 443 3 2622 874 29 14134 487
Designated Trades 87 166854 1918 310 573627 1850 397 740481 1865
Support & Service Trades 68 57197 841 20 23242 1162 88 80439 914
Staff & Supervisory 2 576 288 1 740 740 3 1316 439
Total GS Training 178 236139 1327 333 600231 1802 511 836370 1637

Other Training²

Labour Type KCN Hires Other Hires GS Training Totals
Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours) Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours) Individuals Trained* Training Hours Average Training Duration (Hours)
Non-Designated Trades 202 2327 12 2156 43030 20 2358 45356 19
Designated Trades 63 23690 376 2659 149374 56 2722 173064 64
Support & Service Trades 302 7552 25 172 6143 36 474 13695 29
Staff & Supervisory 2 2086 1043 229 5559 24 231 7645 33
Total GS Training 526 35654 68 5159 204105 40 5685 239759 42

¹On-the-Job Training Programs capture training that is part of an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program as planned for and approved based on the contract.
²Other training captures training that is not part of an On-the-Job Training Program. This can include apprentices and trainees that are not part of an approved contract plan, training that takes place for specific job requirements, and training that takes place as part of natural progression.
*Total Individuals Trained is not additive; some individuals may have had training in multiple labour types.
Up to August 31, 2020

GS Note:
GS Training Hours includes all reported contractor training. Including;

  • training that is part of an On-the-Job training Program (as planned for and approved based On the contract)
  • other training that took place due to job requirements (for example – haul road training), and
  • natural progression training (for example – moving into foreman position).

Trainees found employment in the following job classifications:

  • Labourers
  • Security guards
  • Crane operators
  • Equipment operators
  • Teamsters
  • Carpenters
  • Millwrights
  • Cement masons
  • Iron workers
  • Rodmen
  • Electrical workers
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Office and professional employees (clerical & technical positions)
  • Caterers
  • Supervisory