NAFTA News

“Petronas to hire hundreds of skilled foreign workers for B.C. LNG project”

“A liquefied natural gas venture in British Columbia led by Malaysia’s Petronas anticipates having to hire hundreds of skilled foreign workers during construction, underlining the skills shortage in Canada and the challenges of recruiting labour to build energy megaprojects.” http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/12/10/Petronas-to-hire-hundreds-of-skilled-foreign-workers-for-BC-LNG-project.aspx

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Energy Sector Growth Causes Labour Shortages in Western Canada

“As a result of this increasing demand for Canadian energy, Canada’s oil and gas sector will need to fill about 85,000 positions between now and 2020, according to the Petroleum Human Resources Council (PHRC). While some of the jobs will be filled by Canadians, with an expected 4.9% industry unemployment rate in 2014 — the lowest in years — there …

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“U.S. lays out goals for North American Free Trade Agreement”

“U.S. lays out goals for North American Free Trade Agreement.” “WASHINGTON—Twenty years after free trade began remapping the North American economy, the U.S. insists it is open to a sequel aimed at improving job prospects across the continent.” http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/01/15/us_lays_out_goals_for_north_american_free_trade_agreement.html

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“NAFTA reopening possible…”

“With the ink still wet on a free-trade deal with South Korea, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada would be willing to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement for the right price.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/nafta-reopening-possible-after-south-korea-deal-harper-hints-1.2571048

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“NAFTA at 20: Deeper, better, NAFTA”

“North America’s trade deal has delivered real benefits. But the job is not done.” “A STEP to rival the creation of NATO, or a mortal threat to American jobs from cheap Mexican labour? The arguments for and against the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA) before its launch on January 1st 1994 were hyperbolic. Twenty years on, NAFTA’s backers have won …

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