The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector is an important, emerging industry in British Columbia. And in order to support labour market planning and investments that will ensure B.C.’s workforce is equipped to meet the future needs of the sector, the government of B.C. contracted KPMG to develop occupational workforce projections for the LNG sector in the province.
The LNG workforce projections show workforce demand for occupations in the LNG sector for construction and operations phases between 2014 and 2023.
LNG proponents provided direct input on projects and provided feedback on preliminary results that was incorporated into the workforce projections.
Ultimately, a scenario with five LNG plants whose construction would start in 2015, and a total production capacity of 82 Million Tonnes Per Annum, would generate a total sector investment of $175 billion. Using this scenario, up to 100,000 jobs would be created:
This section presents the direct workforce demand of the top ten occupations required by the LNG industry in B.C. New workforce demand starts in 2015, coinciding with timing of the start of construction in the scenario.