November 10, 2021

Construction (skilled trades) job site opportunities in Sarnia/Lambton region

Construction Trades – Boilermakers, Carpenters, Electricians, Pipefitters

The Sarnia Construction Association is a local mixed trade Association representing contractors in the Sarnia/Lambton region. A11 contractor members of the Association are unionized contractors signatory to one or more provincial agreements in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector of the construction industry in the Province of Ontario.

At this time, all skilled trades in the Sarnia/Lambton region are near or at full employment. Some trades, in particular the Boilermakers, Carpenters, Electricians and Pipefitters, are now referring travellers to meet the demand for skilled trades.

The main job site driving this demand is the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site which is in the process of expanding its current operating facilities (COP3E Project) and in the process of constructing a new world scale polyethylene facility (AST2 Project) adjacent to its existing ethylene facility.

In the spring of 2022, job opportunities will further increase as major shutdowns/turnarounds are scheduled at the NOVA Corunna site, Shell Canada Inc., Styrolution Inc. and Suncor Canada. Further trade shortages are expected in the key trades listed above.

Accordingly, this memo is intended to advise interested skilled trades people outside of Sarnia/Lambton that work opportunities are currently available in Sarnia/Lambton on the NOVA construction sites and will be available in at NOVA and other major refineries for scheduled spring outages In 2022.

Read the complete memorandum…
(including shutdown schedules, rate schedules, and contact information)