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The proposed Mackenzie Gas Project is expected to create thousands of short-term jobs over three winter sessions during the peak construction period. About 45 to 55 long-term employee jobs are forecast for pipeline and realted facilities operations. In addition, there may be 35 to 45 contractor jobs associated with the overall Project operations activity.

Work to develop the natural gas fields will also require other contractors and service providers.


Project Definition Phase

A number of jobs will be created during the Project Definition (or planning) Phase. Most of these jobs would involve engineering studies, environmental and Traditional Knowledge assessments and community consultation.

Construction Phase

Before construction work begins a number of jobs will be available. These include jobs supplying gravel, constructing access roads and camps, and catering the work camps.

During the first season of pipeline construction, the peak field workforce is estimated to be between 6,500 and 7,000 people.

A number of separate construction crews will be used to construct the pipeline.
Each pipeline section, or 'spread,' will have a number of crews working on:

  • Surveying and clearing the right-of-way
  • Right-of-way preparation
  • Hauling and stringing the pipe
  • Bending the pipe
  • Welding
  • Digging the trench
  • Lowering the pipe
  • Installing valves and special fittings
  • Crossings
  • Backfilling the trench
  • Testing
  • Cleaning up

Project facilities will be built year-round and will involve getting preparing sites and installing compressor stations and related facilities.

Job opportunities


Job Categories

Jobs fall into one of three categories: entry, skilled and professional.

Entry Level Jobs

Entry-level jobs require little related experience. On-the-job training will be provided. Applicants may be required to read and write English and, in some cases, may need Grade 12 education or the equivalent.

Skilled/Trade Jobs

Applicants for skilled jobs are typically required to read and write English and have a Grade 12 education or equivalent. Trade positions require a trade certification or enrolment in an approved apprenticeship program. Previous work-related experience is an asset.

Experienced equipment operators, such as truck drivers, heavy equipment operators are also considered skilled positions.

Professional/Technical Jobs

Applicants for professional positions have a technical school diploma or university degree. For example, a professional may have a university degree in engineering, science, commerce, business administration or occupational health and safety.

Applicants for technical positions are usually graduates of technical schools with diplomas in mechanical, instrumentation, chemical, electrical, petroleum or other technologies.

Types of Jobs

The following table shows some of the positions that may be rrequired throughtout the Project or on a seasonal basis.

Click on a link for sample job descriptions for the types of positions that could be avaliable during various phases of pipeline construction.

All descriptions are in PDF format and each file size is no bigger than 30 Kb. You will need Acrobat Reader to view these descriptions and you can download Acrobat Reader for free by clicking here or on the icon.

Job Category

Job Type

Specific Job Titles





Construction Manager
Assistant Foreman
Assistant (Lead Hand)

Equipment Operators


Heavy Equipment Operator
(different types of equipment)

Truck Driver
(different types of trucks)

Bus Driver

Trades/Skilled Labour

(different types described,
e.g., welder, mechanic,
electrician, pipefitter)

Labour - Unskilled or Entry-level

Parts Runner

Welder's Helper


Others listed

Labourer, Painter
Mechanic's Helper



Professional Engineer
(different types)

Project Management


Project Manager
Operations Manager
Engineering Manager
Information Manager

Support Services



















Camp Manager
Camp Attendants
Camp Maintenance

Food Services


Food Preparer


Kitchen Help


Health and Safety

HSE Coordinator
First Aid Technologist


Logistics Coordinator
Contracts Coordinator

Office Support

Office Manager
Administrative Assistant

Procurement and Purchasing

Procurement Manager
Purchasing Agent
Materials Coordinator

Security Guard

Field Coordinator
Traditional Knowledge(TK) Specialists:
- Steering Coordinator
- TK Specialist
Community Consultation and Socio-Economic Coordinator
Cultural Relations Coordinator
Employment and Training Counsellor

Environmental Specialists

Environmental Monitor
Renewable Resource Technician
Wildlife Technician


Information Technologist
Survey Technologist
Drafting Technologist

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