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A new partnership between the Province and the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA) will study labour market trends and needs - including future LNG opportunities - for 10 First Nations communities in the region.
Employment skills training courses offered in three First Nations communities are supporting Aboriginal people in becoming job-ready for British Columbia’s growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural resource sectors.
Treaty 8 Tribal Association bands now have a five-year, community-specific labour-market strategy to help its members take advantage of current and future economic development opportunities.
The June 2016 natural gas and petroleum rights sale has resulted in $464,797.39 in bonus bids.
Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman released the following statement regarding an agreement with Fortis and Hawaiian Electric on May 19, 2016:
A number of business deals with potential value in the billions of dollars have been signed during the visit of an international delegation from Guangdong, China, helping to grow the economy and create new jobs for British Columbians.
Support for the liquefied natural gas industry is growing among First Nations in northern B.C. To date, the Province has signed a total of 62 pipeline benefits agreements with 29 of 32 eligible First Nations (more than 90%) that are located along four proposed natural gas pipeline projects: Pacific Trail Pipeline, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project.
The McLeod Lake Indian Band, a Treaty 8 First Nation located 140 kilometres north of Prince George, has signed two agreements with the provincial government that will provide direct benefits to the community through further development of British Columbia’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
West Moberly First Nations are partnering with the provincial government to ensure that their community benefits from the prosperity the emerging liquefied natural gas industry (LNG) is bringing to the North.
Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has completed a business-development trip to help strengthen British Columbia’s working relationship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) partners headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.