TDT Crews Inc., which is engaged in business of supplying crews of skilled workers, said the federal government’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline will create as many as 3,000 new construction jobs, reports The Canadian Press.
TDT Crews Inc. CEO Hunter Reid said the building of the pipeline would create a huge demand for skilled trades from provinces, especially Ontario’s large, skilled construction workforce.
According to Reid, labour mobility will be critical and is urging that Canadians be hired first for the project. Ottawa gave the green light to the multibillion-dollar Alberta-to-West Coast project, but it’s subject to 209 conditions recommended by a regulatory panel late last year.
TDT Crews has offices in the Toronto area and in Edmonton.