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 11178 430 3 2622 874 29 13800 476
Designated Trades 83 148744 1792 274 500278 1826 357 649022 1818
Support & Service Trades 67 52146 778 20 21816 1091 87 73962 850
Staff & Supervisory 2 576 288 1 740 740 3 1316 439
Total GS Training 173 212644 1229 297 525455 1769 470 738099 1570

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 2312 11 2155 42866 20 2357 45178 19
Designated Trades 58 23384 403 2528 150145 59 2586 173528 67
Support & Service Trades 302 7552 25 171 6139 36 473 13691 29
Staff & Supervisory 2 2086 1043 224 5501 25 226 7587 34
Total GS Training 522 35333 68 5020 204651 41 5542 239984 43

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 October 31, 2019

 

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