October 11, 2011

News from NEIA                                                           


1) Register Now and Get Certified!  Deadline: Friday October 14, 2011 

HAZWOPER Training (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response)


Who Should Take This Course?
Workers who handle or come in contact with hazardous wastes or who are working on a contaminated site where there can be any number of physical, chemical and biological hazards. This training is a mandatory requirement for many work sites in Canada and the USA.


Key Topics:

  - Selection and use of personal protective equipment

  - Hazard analysis for each site task and operation

  - Frequency and types of air monitoring, personal monitoring and environmental sampling     


  - Site control measures

  - Decontamination procedures

  - Confined space entry procedures

  - Emergency response plans and spill containment measures  


When: October 24-28, 2011

Contact Joanne to register: or phone 772-3333

More info  



2) NEIA Morning Session: Booming Labrador!

Labrador is bursting with potential! Come and see what all the buzz is about! 



Join us as we explore the vast opportunities happening in this province's northern regions! With its energy sources, mining, gas reserves, major military investments, the Trans Labrador Highway, the expanding fishery, growing population, developing infrastructure, Labrador is poised to offer rewards for business looking for new opportunities.


Come and Hear From:

  • Leo Abbass, Mayor of Goose Bay
  • James Thorbourne, President and CEO of the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies
  • Francis Clarke, Manager, Innu Business Development Centre
  • Paul Rich, CEO, Innu Development Ltd. Partnership
  • Janice Barnes, Mayor, Labrador City  

Where: Holiday Inn, St. John's

When: Friday, October 28, 2011

Contact Joanne to register: or 707-772-3333


Of Interest    


DEADLINE October 21, 2011! Employee Recruitment Opportunity: Canada's East Coast Job Fair in Ireland: November 7 - 12, 2011, Ireland
The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism is leading a Skilled Worker Recruitment Initiative to Ireland from November 7 - 12, 2011. A job fair will be hosted by the Office in Dublin and Cork and it is expected to have several hundred Irish workers in attendance who are looking for employment opportunities in Eastern Canada.

There is space available for 10 employers who have difficult-to-fill positions. Two of these spaces have already been filled leaving 8 employer openings. We would be thrilled if you or someone from your company would be interested in attending.

For more information please contact:
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, HRLE Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

MaryAnn Scanlon - Provincial Nominee Specialist

Debbie Sheppard
- Manager

Nalcor Announces Supplier Province-wide Information Sessions
Nalcor Energy (Lower Churchill Project) is committed to open and ongoing communications with the business community. The company is focused on engaging suppliers to ensure they have up-to-date procurement information on business opportunities for the Muskrat Falls development.

October 13, 2011: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Royal Canadian Legion
October 17, 2011: St. John's, Sheraton Hotel
October 18, 2011: Grand Falls-Windsor, Royal Canadian Legion
October 21, 2011: Corner Brook, Pepsi Centre

More Info 
*To set up a 15 minute one-on-one meeting with a member of the procurement team, please contact Rose Brideau at (709) 896-6790 or email
For more information about the Project or to submit a Vendor Registration Questionnaire, visit

For more items of interest 


Conferences, Workshops & Seminars  


October 9 - 15, 2011: Ocean Week, St. John's (NL) 


October 12 - 24, 2011: Health Canada Info Session on Changes to Consumer Safety Act, (NL)


October 16 - 22, 2011: Small Business Week, (NL) 


October 18 - 21, 2011: Ocean Innovation 2011 - Sustainable Oceans, Iqaluit (Nunavut)


October 19, 2011: 5 Wing Goose Bay Project Industry Day, Goose Bay (Labrador) 


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


October 25 - 28, 2011: October Guest Advisors - Free Sessions, St. John's (NL) 


October 28, 2011: NEIA Morning Session: Booming Labrador!, St. John's (NL) 


November 1, 2011: Newfoundland Electrical & Computer Engineering Conference, St.John's (NL) 


November 1 - 2, 2011: Offshore Oil and Gas Conference, St. John's (NL) 


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


November 7 - 8, 2011: 2011 Atlantic Green Forum, St. John's (NL)


November 10, 2011: Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) Outlook 2012, St. John's (NL)  


For more listings of conferences, workshops & seminars 



Professional Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities: Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) Lloyd Douglas Scholarship, Deadline: October 14, 2011 More info

Trade Mission: North American Environmental Technology, October 28 - November 3, 2011, Hong Kong More Info


Email:     Phone: 709.772.3342


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