Cline Likes Northerners’ Job Prospects In Alberta

Monday, April 24, 2006 at 14:25



The province’s minister of Industry and Resources says he thinks Alberta oil companies are well aware of northern Saskatchewan’s young population, and are willing to take advantage of it.


Eric Cline recently toured Fort McMurray and talked with local leaders about Saskatchewan’s ability to provide firms operating in the oil sands with goods, services and labour.


Cline says oil representatives know about Saskatchewan’s young Aboriginal population, and it’s potential as a workforce.


He notes that strength has already been realized by other industries, like mining, and he’s hoping lightning strikes twice.


Cline says he wishes Alberta could speed up its construction of a road-link to northwest Saskatchewan.


However, he acknowledges construction companies in the area are probably too busy to finish the work before its scheduled completion in 2008.