Did you know? The Canadian oil and gas industry supports half a million jobs across our country.
The Energy East Pipeline Project alone will create 14,000 direct and indirect jobs annually during its design and construction. We’ll need the experience of thousands of tradesmen and women – welders, pipe fitters and many others – to develop this important piece of infrastructure that will transport our Western oil resources to Eastern Canada.
What do we do to support them?
Since 2012, we’ve partnered with Skills Canada to contribute to the development of the highly-skilled tradespeople who will become our country’s future workforce.
Every year, Skills Canada holds a national contest where hundreds of young Canadians compete in over 40 skilled trades for the opportunity to be named national champion in their chosen field.
In 2016, TransCanada is again proudly sponsoring this incredible event – held this year in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 5-8 – along with our Energy East partner Irving Oil and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA).
Canadians vie to showcase skills
These trades Olympics are an important event that attracts young career-seekers, employers, educators, and industry associations, and helps showcase the many opportunities available in the skilled trade sector, and in particular the Canadian pipeline industry.
We are very proud to be partnering again with Skills Canada. It’s part of our commitment to proactively and positively contribute to the development of a highly-skilled workforce who will soon fill the jobs needed to build Energy East and make our country’s economy stronger.
Hiring the best tradesmen and women matters to you and us! This is how we can build safe pipelines and how these well-paid jobs contribute to Canada’s economy over the long term.
If you support creating industry jobs for skilled workers, join the Energy East Action Network today!