What is MaritimeLinkJobs.com and who is responsible for this website?
MaritimeLinkJobs.com is an information source and application program to help those looking for work on the Maritime Link Project (the Project). Those interested in applying for work on the Project are able to apply online for work. The website is managed by Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL).
What types of skills are you looking for?
The Project requires a variety of both unskilled and skilled trades including, but not limited to:
- Powerline technicians
- Forestry workers
- Heavy equipment operators
- Accommodations personnel
How many people are going to be hired during construction of the Project?
Between 2015 and 2017 we expect that our contractors and their subcontractors will require on average about 300 people a year with peaks reaching approximately 600. This number includes work in both provinces.
How do I apply for a job with the Maritime Link?For the Maritime Link Project, hiring for all skilled and unskilled positions will be the responsibility of the contractors in partnership with the associated union(s) in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. Each union will be coordinating with contractors on hiring. Emera Newfoundland & Labrador will not be doing specific hiring for workers on the Project.
By registering with MaritimeLinkJobs.com, your application will be accessible to all contractors and unions involved in the Project. When contractors require workers, they have the option to search this database for the skill sets they require. Click here to Sign-Up/Login.
I'm a skilled tradesperson registered with a union for this Project (either: IBEW 1928, IBEW 1620 or Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council), how do I find work?
If you are already a registered member of a union and in good standing, you can apply for work on the Project by doing the following:
- Contact your union to discuss job opportunities associated with awarded contracts on the Project.
- After speaking with your union, proceed to Sign-Up/Login online with MaritimeLinkJobs.com.
How do I find work with one of your contractors if I'm not a member of a union associated with the Maritime Link Project?
The most effective way for people to apply for work on the Maritime Link Project is through MaritimeLinkJobs.com. Visit the website and begin creating your profile by clicking Apply Now on the homepage.
I'm an apprentice; will there be opportunities for me?
There will be opportunities for apprentices on the Project. Each contractor in conjunction with the union will be responsible for hiring apprentices.
Once I register online with MaritimeLInkJobs.com, how long will it take before I hear back about a job?
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As the number of positions and types of jobs will vary throughout the Project, there is no set timeframe for a successful candidate to hear back about interview opportunities.
I submitted my resume to muskratfallsjobs.com. Can you give me an update on my application?
'Muskrat Falls' jobs site is managed by Nalcor Energy and is specific to the Lower Churchill Phase I projects (Muskrat Falls, Labrador Transmission Assets and Labrador-Island-Link). Emera Newfoundland & Labrador does not have access to this site or the applications submitted to the site. Please contact Nalcor Energy for more information on those projects.
Do I have to be a member of a union to get a job?
Yes. In Newfoundland and Labrador and in Nova Scotia, contractors will be required to work under one of three collective agreements. In Nova Scotia, there are two collective agreements; one with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1928 for the Transmission Erection Work and one with the Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council (CBBTC) for the civil construction components. In Newfoundland and Labrador, all work will fall under the IBEW Local 1620 project agreement. You do not need to be a member of a union to create a profile.
I'm an owner of a local construction company; are there any job opportunities for me?
It is strongly advised that smaller, local contractors closely monitor the Potential Proponents and Contracts Awarded in the Procurement section of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador's website. This way you can learn who may or has already been awarded business. From there you can reach out and offer up your services as a local supplier. As part of our Benefits Agreement with the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador is committed to hiring and integrating individuals with diverse backgrounds, including those from traditionally under-represented groups in the construction industry into our workforce. This includes women, Aboriginal Persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
When will you need people to start work?
Workers will be required at different phases of the Project. Construction has already begun and we anticipate that as the Project progresses, additional opportunities will become available.
I hear you have a special program for under-represented groups, why do they get special treatment?
As required in our Benefits Agreement with the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador has a Diversity Plan which outlines our commitment to hiring and integrating people with diverse backgrounds, from traditionally under-represented groups in the construction industry into our workforce. This includes women, Aboriginal Persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. While there are no quotas in place we are providing full opportunity to those from under-represented groups as we believe this makes our Project stronger.
Who is qualified to work on the Project?
Emera Newfoundland & Labrador has awarded contracts to multiple contractors who are responsible for specific scopes of work with the Project. Contractors determine how many workers are needed and the qualifications required for each position. For skilled trades, this normally includes journeyperson or registered apprenticeship status as well as relevant experience. For unskilled positions this normally includes appropriate safety certifications, licenses, as well as relevant experience.
Are jobs for the construction site advertised in the newspaper?
Placing job advertisements in newspapers is at the discretion of each contractor. On average each year there will be 300 jobs to be filled for the Project. This is a significant number of positions to be filled in both provinces. The most efficient and effective way for contractors and unions to find qualified workers is through the MaritimeLinkJobs.com database.
Can I fax, email or post my resume?
The most effective way to ensure your information is accessible to potential employers is to register with MaritimeLinkJobs.com.
Who will I be working for?
If working on site for the Project, you'll be working for one of the contractors hired to complete a specific job for the Project.
Will accommodations/housing be provided to those working on the Maritime Link Project?
Yes, depending on the location and type of work. An accommodations / housing facility will be constructed near Granite Canal, Newfoundland and Labrador that will host up to 100 people. Other accommodations (i.e. hotels, motels, lodges) may also be provided in other areas of the Project.