The hiring priority
Unions to get first kick at the can
In light of the mega-projects taking place in the province, especially at the Bull Arm and Long Harbour sites, thousands of skilled trades workers will be employed in the coming years.
At the Bull Arm site alone, the construction of the gravity based system and components for the Hebron project is expected to create 15 million work hours.
The well-documented skilled trades workers shortage in Newfoundland and Labrador will mean many of those jobs will be filled by workers coming in from out of province and country.
At an isthmus regional readiness and industrial benefits planning study, held in Arnold’s Cove on Jan. 18, the rural secretariat in partnership with the Harris Centre explained how priority will be assessed for the jobs available for the Hebron project.
As confirmed on the Kiewit-kvaerner Partnership website, they are as follows:
Priority 1 - Qualified members of the 16 Building Trades Unions, who are Newfoundland and Labrador residents and on the unions’ out-of-work lists.
Priority 2 - Qualified Newfoundland and Labrador residents who are not members of the Building Trades Unions.
Priority 3 - Qualified Canadian workers, who are members of affiliated Unions of the Building Trades Priority 4 - Qualified Canadian workers Priority 5 - Qualified legal residents of the United States of America, who are members of Unions affiliated to the Council of Unions and who are authorized to enter and work in Canada
Priority 6 - Other qualified non-canadian workers who are authorized to enter and work in Canada
All hiring is to be done through the Building Trades Council office.