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LNG Canada announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine program

LNG Canada now past 50% completion, with workforce expected to ramp up

Workers at LNG Canada will need to confirm their full vaccination status by Nov. 30, the company announced Wednesday.

In a release, the company said it was adopting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program on the recommendation of public health officials and to meet new travel requirements by the federal government.

“We believe the B.C. Provincial Health Officer’s recommendation that workers at industrial sites such as ours be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination is the right thing to do,” the company stated in the release. “We also believe this recommendation meets the expectations of the communities in which we live and work.”

LNG Canada also said this week that it has now surpassed the 50% completion mark, with its workforce expected to ramp up in the coming weeks.

“Thousands of Canadians, most of them from B.C., are presently working on the LNG Canada project. In the coming weeks and months, activities will increase as more critical infrastructure arrives,” the company stated. “The transformation of our site in Kitimat will accelerate as we move through the next stages of project completion and ever closer to shipping our first cargo of low-carbon, made-in B.C. LNG.”

Earlier this week, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said she wrote to industrial employers in Northern B.C. recommending they make vaccination mandatory, including Site C. 

On Thursday, BC Hydro announced that more than 6,000 of its employees will be required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22. Consultants and employees of contractors and sub-contractors will be required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 10, 2022.

As of Oct. 7, there were 1,647 workers reported at the Site C camp outside Fort St. John, according to BC Hydro. There were 14 active cases of COVID-19 reported, with 24 workers isolating at camp and another 28 isolating at home.

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