August 31, 2011

News from NEIA                                                           


Upcoming Events 


1) NEIA Breakfast Session: How To Access Global Talent by Hiring Local Immigrants 

Learn how you can hire immigrants with professional skill sets such as engineering and technology.  A representative from Axis Career Services, Association for New Canadians, will talk about the programs and resources that they have available to assist potential employers. More info 

Where: 90 O'Leary Avenue, St. John's
When: September 15, 2011, 8:30-10am
Contact: Joanne at or phone 772-3333
Complimentary breakfast. 



2) HAZWOPER Training (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response)   

Register now and get certified! This is the only such program offered on the island of Newfoundland, and is a mandatory requirement for working on uncontrolled waste sites in the USA and through Canadian Federal Government departments. More info
When: October 24-28, 2011

Contact: Joanne at or phone 772-3333



3) NEIA Lunch & Learn (August 9th) 

Staff from the Department Innovation, Trade and Rural Development talk with NEIA members about export and market opportunities. 


Of Interest    


News Release: Joint Review Panel Report Released
Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent, along with Newfoundland and Labrador's Minister of Environment and Conservation, Ross Wiseman, released the environmental assessment report of the Joint Review Panel for the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador. Read full release

Geological Survey Documents Available for Private and Corporate Collections

The Department of Natural Resources is paring down its geological and mining/engineering library collection. Documents and publications are available, free of charge.  Please contact Catherine Patey (p: 709.729.6441) or Desiree King (p: 709.729.2180) for more information or to arrange appointment to view collections.

Harper Government Launches $97 Million Clean Energy Innovation Initiative 

The $97-million program will invest in research, development and demonstration projects for clean energy technologies in five strategic priority areas: 

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Clean Electricity and Renewables
  • Bioenergy
  • Electrification of Transportation
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas

Read full release   


Conferences, Workshops & Seminars  


September 15, 2011: NEIA Breakfast Session: Accessing Global Talent by Hiring Immigrants, St. John's (NL) 


September 13-14, 2011: Information Sessions - Accessing International Markets: Ireland and New England, Corner Brook and St. John's (NL)


September 20, 2011: BAE Systems Technology Scouting Mission, St. John's (NL)  


September 27-29, 2011: Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase, Placentia (NL)


October 2-4, 2011: Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Assoc. Conference, St. John's (NL)  


October 5-7, 2011: Recycling Means Business Conference, Edmonton (AB) 


October 4-7, 2011: Greenbuild 2011 International Conference and Expo, Toronto (ON)


October 12-14, 2011: The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, Bridgetown (Barbados)


October 24 - 28, 2011: NEIA HAZWOPER Training (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response), St. John's (NL) 


October 26-28, 2011: Atlantic Reclamation Conference 2011, Sydney (NS)


November 3-5, 2011: Mineral Resources Review 2011 Conference and Trade Show, St. John's (NL) 



Professional Opportunities

Trade Mission: Canadian Arctic Technologies Mission for the Oil and Gas Sector; September 26 - 30, 2011.  Deadline to register September 5, 2011. More info

Trade Mission: Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, Bridgetown, Barbados; October 12 - 14, 2011. More info

Booth Participation Opportunity: World Renewable Energy Congress, Bali, Indonesia; October 17 - 19, 2011. More info

Trade Mission: Environmental Trade Mission, Hong Kong, China; October 24 - 30, 2011. More info

Request for Proposals: ESRF Air Emissions Project - The Government of Canada is seeking proposals from bidders to identify the potential contribution of the offshore oil and gas production installations in the Canada's East Coast Offshore Areas to ambient air pollution in their areas of operation. More info

Procurement Opportunities:
SNC-Lavalin: preliminary procurement related activities for Muskrat Falls development. More info

Procurement Opportunities: WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd. for ExxonMobil Canada: Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Hebron Project.  More info



Email:     Phone: 709.772.3342


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