TNDC was pleased to participate in the 2017 Tahltan Employment Fair, held on March 31 and April 1 in Dease Lake. This is an annual event which brings together community members from within and outside Tahltan territory to learn about employment opportunities.
TNDC was one of 20 organizations that participated, which included exploration, mining, construction and supply companies, post-secondary institutions and the RCMP, sharing information about their businesses and the types of employment and training opportunities they offer.
For TNDC, spring and summer brings an increase in business activities and seasonal employment opportunities in our camp services and heavy construction divisions, resulting from the increased exploration, industrial and civil activities occurring in the region. Camp service positions include janitorial, housekeeping, kitchen help, bakers and chefs. Heavy construction positions include heavy duty mechanics welders, operators and truck drivers, and shuttle drivers.
TahltanWorks, the employment and training arm of the Tahltan Central Government (TCG), hosted the event. To encourage learning among the youth, a quiz was held with questions submitted by participating organizations, which required attendees to visit booths to obtain the answers.
The event is a major attraction for community members of all ages. More than 100 people attended the event over two days from as far away as Good Hope Lake in the north, and Smithers and Terrace in the south.
The event enabled TNDC to connect with Tahltan members, our business partners and mining resource companies involved in exploration, development and mine operations. Participating companies included TNDC’s business partner Geotech Drilling Services and exploration and mining companies Skeena Resources, Red Chris Mine, Brucejack Mine and others.
The TNDC booth was staffed by members of our Dease Lake management and human resources team. In addition to contributing door prizes, TNDC held a raffle for visitors to our booth for a mountain bike (won by Colleen Skubovius).
We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.Gary LaidlawPresident & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.Adam J. WicksteadPresident, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.Rodger McLeanPast Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
We’ve had many projects in Tahltan territory through our Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants (RTEC) partnership, and the experience has been excellent. TNDC’s management team has been an honorable and knowledgeable group to work with. They always look at ways to make things work, and we have developed lasting friendships. It’s been an honour to work together.Clem Pelletierformer CEO, Rescan Group
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockFinance & Administration Manager, TNDC
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.