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 24 10733 447 3 2270 757 27 13003 482
Designated Trades 84 133958 1595 253 445235 1760 337 579192 1719
Support & Service Trades 65 49079 755 20 21136 1057 85 70215 826
Staff & Supervisory 2 576 288 1 740 740 3 1316 439
Total GS Training 170 194346 1143 276 469380 1701 446 663726 1488

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 201 2453 12 2040 38875 19 2241 41328 18
Designated Trades 51 14652 287 2318 127306 55 2369 141958 60
Support & Service Trades 301 7636 25 159 6125 39 460 13760 30
Staff & Supervisory 2 2086 1043 207 5710 28 209 7796 37
Total GS Training 514 26826 52 4676 178015 38 5190 204842 39

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.

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