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PCA applauds BC government for LNG focus

LNG Industry,

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) has congratulated the government of British Columbia for continuing to focus on LNG (liquefied natural gas) development and for investing in skills training. The association believes that these initiatives will boost the economy, create jobs and train workers.

PCA President, Paul de Jong, commented: “This budget delivers good news for BC workers and job seekers. The government is maintaining its targeted focus on the LNG industry as part of an economically strong British Columbia. The measures announced today on skills training also ensure that BC will continue to build the skilled workforce that industry needs.”

Impact on PCA members

Aspects of the BC budget, which are directly relevant to PCA member companies and their employees, include:

  • An LNG Taxation Framework, an important step in the development of this industry;
  • Investments in developing the LNG industry including support for environmental assessments;
  • Increased funding for skills training.

The construction companies that make up PCA have been involved in some of BC’s most important construction projects and are poised to play a key role in building LNG export facilities.


President de Jong added: “Our member companies and their workers are ready to help build the infrastructure needed to export British Columbia’s abundant natural gas resources. Each step that the government takes to provide the certainty needed for projects to proceed is another step towards a major boost to the economy and employment.

“Construction employers across Canada are facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers, so this budget’s boost in training is essential to creating the workforce needed to seize economic opportunities like LNG. We are pleased that the BC government has taken these positive steps,” de Jong concluded.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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