Northwest Labour Market Partnership (NLMP) Coordination

Until the end of 2013, SNCIRE is coordinating the Northwest Labour Market Partnership Project (NLMP). We are responsible for implementing key recommendations in the NLMP human resources strategy. The goal of these initiatives is to fill the thousands of jobs coming to the area as a result of major industrial projects with as many locals as possible.

NLMP Initiatives 

iChinook logo grey small is a platform for employers, employees and community to interact in light of the many economic, work and skills training opportunities coming to Northwest BC in the next decade.


The Partnerships 2020 Conference brought together those with an interest in developing a well trained workforce for industry in Northwestern BC. It took place March 6-8, 2013 at the Best Western Inn in Terrace. 

Benefits of NLMP

  • Locals will have the opportunity to work in high-paid positions and access skills training that will enable them to find future employment. 
  • Locals who left the region to find work will be able to return and work here.
  • Industry will be able to find skilled and certified workers.
  • More money will go into the pockets of people in our local communities.


The development of the Northwest human resources strategy, and the decision to hire an implementation coordinator, are the result of more than a year of meetings and research by a steering committee made up of regional and out-of-region representatives from government, education, industry, First Nations and community. Until the start of this contract, SNCIRE sat as the community representative for the Skeena-Nass region on the steering committee.

This committee was funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Industry BC, and sponsored by BC Hydro's Northwest Transmission Line project.

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