As prepared by Career Link Counsellor Francene Ross
Oil Field Hauling/Trucking Companies
Site Preparation Companies
Site C Dam: https://www.sitecproject.com/
Northern BC and Alberta Oil & Gas Companies
- Albian Sands To apply: Website: www.albiansands.ca
- Apache Corporation To apply: Phone: (403) 261-1200 Fax: (403) 266-5987 Website: www.apachecorp.com
- BG Canada Exploration and Production Inc. To apply: Website: www.bg-group.com
- Bonavista Energy Trust To apply: Fax: (403) 262-5184 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.bonavistaenergy.com
- BP Canada To apply: Website: www.bp.com
- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. To apply: Phone: (403) 517-6700 Fax: (403) 517-7350 Website: www.cnrl.com
- ConocoPhillips Canada To apply: Website: www.conocophillips.ca
- Devon Canada To apply: Phone: (403) 571-3600 Fax: (403) 571-6510 Website: www.devonenergy.com
- Duvernay Oil Corp. To apply: Phone: (403) 571-3600 Fax: (403) 269-6510 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- EnCana Petroleum Corp. To apply: Website: www.encana.com
- Ensign Energy Website: www.ensignenergy.com
- ExxonMobil Canada To apply: Website: www.exxonmobil.com
- Halliburton To apply: Website: www.halliburton.com
- Husky Oil Operations Ltd. To apply: Website: www.huskyenergy.ca
- Imperial Oil Resources Ltd. To apply: Phone: 1-800-567-3776 Fax: (403) 968-4262 Website: www.imperialoil.ca
- Nexen www.nexeninc.ca
- Penn West Petroleum Ltd. To apply: Website: www.pennwest.com
- Petro-Canada Oil & Gas Mail Application to: Petro-Canada; PO Box 2844 Calgary, AB T2P 3E3 Website: www.petro-canada.ca
- Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Ltd. To apply: Phone: (403) 231-3100 Fax: (403) 216-2514 Website: www.proexenergy.com
- Shell Website: www.shell.ca
- Suncor Energy Ltd. To apply: Phone: 1-866-276-7800 (option 2) Website: www.suncor.com
- Syncrude www.syncrude.ca
- Talisman Energy Corp. To apply: Phone: (403) 237-1234 Fax: (403) 237-1902 E-mail: email@example.com
Please inquire as soon as possible. To discuss becoming a BladeRunner, please contact Sara Beauregard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 604 485-7958.
The new program Start date is January 22 and will run until February 16, 2018
What is BladeRunners?
BladeRunners is one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. It helps participants with multiple barriers to employment to successfully transition into the workplace. By providing essential certifications and personal guidance, BladeRunners helps to ensure participants have what it takes to get hired.
This session of BladeRunners is geared towards preparing participants for jobs in the service industry. Eligible youth who wish to become employed this summer are strongly encouraged to apply.
What will BladeRunners receive?
- 4 weeks of classroom-based learning focusing on professional development, skills enhancement, and personal growth
- WHMIS, Food Safe, World Host, Serving it Right, First Aid (OFA L1) and other workshops and training
- Possibility of other certifications or necessary pieces of identification as needed
- Weekly training stipend for attendance
- Work clothes to help support the cost of entering the workplace
- Possibility of participating in additional work experience
Who is Eligible?
Unemployed or underemployed youth ages 15-30 who are not students and have not received Employment Insurance in the past 5 years are eligible for BladeRunners. Good candidates for BladeRunners include youth with some of the following barriers and criteria:
o Lack of experience or education (eg. Non-completion of High School, limited work experience or training)
o At risk factors (eg. History of substance abuse, single parent issues, contact with justice, homeless or at risk of homelessness)
o Aboriginal ancestry.
- The program runs for 4 weeks, The new program Start date is January 22 and will run until February 16, 2018
- Sessions will be held at Career Link #103, 4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River V8A 2K5
- To discuss becoming a BladeRunner, please contact Sara Beauregard at email@example.com or call at 604 485-7958.
FAST TRACK TO TRADES: 6-week funded programThis program will prepare At-Risk Youth, Indigenous Peoples and Women for success in entering a trade with employment opportunities locally and across BC. All areas of training are focused on trade-occupations preparation, which includes Essential Skills, Employability Skills and five industry certifications.
Financial assistance, such as funded training and child care & transportation subsidies may be available for eligible participants. Possible tuition funding in upcoming Trades Programs.
Start date Monday, February 5, 2018. For more information, please contact us at 604-485-2878.
By Melany Hallam
January 27 is Family Literacy Day. You may not think it has anything to do with you as a person searching for work in Powell River, but literacy is more than just learning how to read and write. “Literacy” helps you learn new skills and increase your earning potential at work and can help you adapt to change.
According to ABC Life Literacy Canada (https://abclifeliteracy.ca/nine-essential-skills), there are nine essential life literacy skills that will help you get a job or get promoted at work. It’s all about being practical. These skills are:
- This may seem obvious, but it can mean anything from reading instructions for operating tools safely, to skim reading long reports for facts which may be important to a client’s welfare (in the case of a social worker or medical worker, for example).
- Document use. This can mean simple things such as reading and interpreting signs, labels, lists, graphs and charts, and can also be important to your safety at work.
- Numeracy. This is important in any workplace where math is used in measuring, estimating materials in construction or ordering supplies for a small business, scheduling yourself or employees, budgeting, checking your credit card and bank statements, and so much more.
- Writing. I can’t stress enough how important written communication can be to your work life. I’ve seen so many misunderstandings happen due to an email written in haste and sent without proofreading. Being able to get ideas on paper (or record and send them electronically to others via email or text) is essential to communicating effectively with co-workers, clients and managers. The purpose of written communication could be anything from organizing the delivery of supplies, to promoting your business or applying for your dream job.
- Verbal communication. Good verbal communication can also make your work life much easier. It’s an important way of avoiding misunderstandings, promoting your business services, getting any information that you need to do your job better, and more.
- Working with others. I’ve heard people say jokingly that they “don’t play well with others”, as if it’s some kind of badge of honour. I have even occasionally said it myself! However, this is a skill you must develop if you want to work effectively as a member of a team or even become a manager or business owner. You can make it infinitely easier to get a job done if people like you and want to help.
- This may sound a little obvious, but what this really means is “critical thinking” – for example, not taking every meme you see on FaceBook as truth! It means the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and plan and organize tasks at work.
- Computer use. I still meet the occasional person who says that they don’t know how to use computers at all. However, they do send email and texts – pretty much essential skills for anyone these days. Computer skills are also vital in order to operate cash registers, type a letter, find information online and create and modify spreadsheets.
- Continuous learning. Learning doesn’t stop when you leave school – whatever level you’ve achieved. Technology and workplaces are changing so fast these days that it’s essential to keep learning throughout your life. This can mean anything from being sent on a training course by your employer in order to advance at work, to getting your first smart phone and learning how to text.
Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities from an early age. Keep an eye out for this year’s events offered by the Powell River Literacy Council here (http://powellriverliteracy.ca). It’s never too late to learn.
Success in life starts at home, either with encouragement or with discouragement. Learning to read, write and work with numbers can either help you thrive or it can be a hurdle that you’ll spend your life trying to jump over. Which one will it be for you?
- Powell River Literacy Council is located in the new public library building, and offers all kinds of useful information here, http://powellriverliteracy.ca, including:
- Powell River Immigrant Services, providing ESL tutoring, at The Learning Centre, which is located on Marine Avenue, above the Bank of Montreal.
- Community Adult Literacy & Learning (CALL) runs out of the Dr. Elsie Paul Literacy Centre, which is located at the public library. Visit the CALL web page for more information about that program, or call coordinator Megan Dulcie Dill for more information at 604-485-4796.
- Looking to find out what kind of reading, writing and math skills you need for the job you want, start here, https://ita.essentialskillsgroup.com/
- Financial literacy resources from the Literacy council of Powell River:
- Practical Money Skills Canada, http://practicalmoneyskills.ca/
- Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada, http://prospercanada.org/
- Keep it in your pocket– Financial literacy resources for teachers, http://www.edu.uwo.ca/teacherresources/
- Financial Services Commission of Ontario– resources and tools for youth and adults to improve financial literacy, http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/about/Pages/default.aspx
December Job Posting Statistics
Total # of jobs posted 77
Total # of positions offered: 88
|Other services non-gov’t||13|
|Recreation and Sports||2|
2017 Year in Review: Powell River Job Offerings
Total # of Job Postings in 2017: 1537; Total # of Jobs Offered: 2088
Sector ———————————————- # of positions offered
|Accommodation Service Managers||34|
|Accounting and Related Clerks||30|
|Other services non-gov’t||37|
|Reception/Hotel Front Desk||32|
|Recreation and Sports||55|