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Category: Engineering

Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

Posted on November 25th, by Kevin Leh in Case Studies, Engineering, Engineering & Operations Case Studies, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

My client is a large Pulp company in a town in Northern BC. They have been unsuccessfully recruiting for a Project Manager. With a population of around 10,000 you can expect a significant portion of their workforce to be from out of town. Their first hire quickly moved on. There is always a risk of relocating somebody and when they don’t really have a strong anchor on the community or they don’t get to develop that during the time they are there, the chances of them leaving is high if they get another good opportunity somewhere else.

Labour Shortages Looming For Cariboo

Posted on November 21st, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Human Resources. Comments Off on Labour Shortages Looming For Cariboo

The demand for workers is expected to be at the highest between 2011 – 2016, where demand exceeds supply by 250 to 1,000 workers. Over 10 percent of B.C.’s jobs in the Other Primary sector (forestry, mining, oil and gas, fishing, hunting and trapping) were located in Cariboo in 2011. This infographic is a compilation stats released by the B.C. Labour Market of Cariboo’s labour market now, including expected growth.

BC Construction Employment Stats

Posted on November 6th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Engineering, Recruitment. Comments Off on BC Construction Employment Stats


CC: British Columbia Construction Association, Sept 2013

Mining, Oil, & Gas Industry Resources

Posted on September 10th, by Lougie in Engineering, Industry Resources. Comments Off on Mining, Oil, & Gas Industry Resources

Mining Industry Publications

The Globe and Mail: “A Look At Canada’s Mining Industry”
Canadian Mining News
Canadian Mining Journal
Mining Industry Today
The Northern Miner

Mining Industry Websites

Canadian Industry Statistics – Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Natural Resources Canada – Minerals & Metals Sector
MBendi- Mining in Canada Overview

Mining Associations

The Mining Association of Canada
The Mining Association of BC
The Women’s Association of … Read More »

Construction Industry Resources

Posted on September 10th, by Lougie in Engineering, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Construction Industry Resources

Construction Industry Websites

Construction Sector Council
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
Journal of Commerce
Canadian Construction Women
BC Construction and Landscaping Network
On-Site Magazine

Construction Associations

BC Construction Association
Construction Sector Council – market forecasts
Canadian Construction Association
Construction Specifications Canada
Alberta Construction Safety Association
Edmonton Construction Association
Cement Association of Canada
Toronto Construction Association

Engineering Professional Associations

Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE)
Canadian Federation of Engineering … Read More »