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Kitimat LNG – Why You Should Consider More Than A Camp Job

Kitimat LNG – Why you should consider more than a camp job

Photo Credit: “Prince Rupert Harbour (British Columbia, Canada)” by Loco Designs is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In October 2018 LNG Canada announced they are going ahead with the construction of a 40 billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and shipping facility in Kitimat, BC. We immediately began getting inquiries from candidates interested in working on the project, but interests from employers in the region have come long before the announcement. From welders to construction project managers, to procurement and millwork and carpenters, the towns of Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat region are always hiring.

Living and working in nearby Prince Rupert, Terrace and even Kitimat are great options for long-term employment and growing a career. With an unemployment rate of only 4% (way below the national average), the North Coast Nechako region has not only jobs in the resource industry, but in logistics/transportation, construction, government and manufacturing.

Prince Rupert the largest community in the region with 12,000 people. It features one of the largest ports in Canada, shipping up to 24 million tonnes annually. And it has thousands of spin-off jobs for those employed beyond the ports. Terrace is next with 11,000 residents and then Kitimat at 8,335.

With slightly higher populations, community facilities and entertainment, Terrace and Prince Rupert are great choices as places to live. Just like many places in Canada, they have lots of outdoor activities including fishing and hunting. Also, skiing is an amazing opportunity in the area with Northern Escape Heli out of Terrace and the ski town of Smithers a couple hours away.

Living and working in a town is a lot better in our opinion than working a camp job for the construction of a project. And you can trust that the Pacific North Coast of Canada delivers a great lifestyle.

Kael Campbell is President and Lead Recruiter of Red Seal Recruiting Solutions, a company providing recruitment services in mining, equipment and plant maintenance, utilities, manufacturing, construction, and transportation. When he is not recruiting, Kael spends as much time as possible with family in the great outdoors and on the water. He volunteers his time as a Board Member of the Entrepreneurs Organization of Vacouver Island. You are invited to subscribe to our employer newsletter or submit your resume.


This Post Has 26 Comments
  1. I’m 59 and trying to get back into the Heavy Equipment Operator job market again
    I worked in Northern Alberta at KEARL Oil Sands from 2012 to 2014 Operating Articulated Rock trucks and CAT Front End Loaders for a first Nations road maintenance Company called Bouchier Group
    I was laid off along with many thousands of others
    KEARL Oil Sands is one of the toughest places in the world with Safety for it People and Invironment

  2. Steam fitter,NG fitter Edm AB 🇨🇦 Last I heard was Civeo pulled out of the project camp business ! What is the current situation for employment in my trade ?

    1. Hi Perry, We have not heard about Civeo before. On the Pipefitter and Steam Fitter jobs, we have not seen very many requests from employers in the last few years. We were approached about Steamfitters for Ship Building last week and hope to get some jobs in the near future. Fortunately, Steamfitting is closely linked to Sprinkler Fitting, Plumbing and Welding so it may be possible to do an apprenticeship but start at 2nd or 3rd-year rate. Here was a government report on the forecast but remember government predictions on employment are almost always wrong .

  3. I currently reside in Vancouver but have spent the last 20 years upstream in ft mac as a jman carpenter and scaffolder building 3verything from major civil works to 4 and 5 thousand man camps. I would like a opportunity to work in kitimat and set my roots down permanently in b.c

    1. Hi James! It’d be great for you to send a resume to with a bit about the kind of job you’re looking for. We may not have any carpenter/scaffolder jobs in Kitimat at the time but if you are open to other locations just let us know which ones in the email.

  4. Hi there I’ve been fabricating and welding for thirty years with experience in structural mill and mining equipment held foreman project manager positions also have experience with pressure vessels looking to be a part of a good team

    1. Hi Nick! We’d be happy to check out your resume. Can you please send it to Please make sure to also let us know in the email what kind of job you’re looking for, locations you’re willing to work, ect.

  5. I am looking for an inroad to some of the fly in fly out jobs in and around kitimat. I am a career oil and gas person, everything from rigs, to operating down hole well tools for fracking, field oil and plant operater. Currently I am working as an on site refuelling operator for suncor……. I would not be against relocation to the area once I have a chance to see about job stability and quality of life

    1. Hi Mila! To submit your resume, please send it to resume@redsealrecruiting and explain in the body of the email what kind of job you’re looking for!

  6. I applied multiple times to at least one company that had posted operator positions for the Kitimat area in regards to the LNG development. I replied to postings regarding haul truck/rock truck vacancies. I just heard that the company in question, Voice Construction went bankrupt and shut down a while back. Just wondering if any of you knew what other company and/or companies stepped in to fill the void? Trying to research the info but not finding much. Thanks!

  7. Hi
    I am a interprovincial journeyman electrician. Looking for a project and town to move into with my family. At 43 I have good few years to work. Can you give me some info on the project, where to apply, and surrounding towns.

  8. I am JM millwright with 12 years in the Canadian military…would like to apply for maint management position if possible. Will upgrade education if req. Looking to settle in the area and raise a family.


  9. Hello

    I am an Industrial Engineering Instrument technician (College), a Instrument and Control Technician (journeyman 447A), I hold a BSc. in health and safety and an MBA, I am looking for a job as a supervisor in the field of Instrumentation. I will be glad to send a resume for consideration, I am ultimately looking for a FIFO rotation type assignment. Thanks for your time

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