MEMORANDUM             Nov 24 2021

 To: Construction Trades – Boilermakers, Carpenters, Electricians, Pipefitters

 From: LamSar inc. and the Sarnia Construction Association



Construction (skilled trades) jobsite opportunities in Sarnia Lambton region


The Sarnia Construction Association is a local mixed trade Association representing contractors in the Sarnia/Lambton region. All contractor members of the Association are unionized contractors’ signatory to one or more provincial agreements in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sector of the construction industry in the province of Ontario.

At this time, all skilled trades in the Sarnia Lambton region are near or at full employment. Some trades, in particular the Boilermakers, Carpenters, Electricians and Pipefitters, are now referring travelers to meet the demand for skilled trades.

The main job site driving this demand is the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site which is in the process of expanding its current operating facilities (COP3E Project) and in the process of constructing a new world scale polyethylene facility (AST2 Project) adjacent to its existing ethylene facility.

In the spring of 2022, job opportunities will further increase as major shutdowns/turnarounds are scheduled at the NOVA Corunna site, Shell Canada Inc., Styrolution Inc. and Suncor Canada (Copy of shutdown survey attached hereto – Schedule “A”). Further trade shortages are expected in the key trades listed above.

Accordingly, this memo is intended to advise interested skilled trades people outside of Sarnia Lambton that work opportunities are currently available in Sarnia/Lambton on the NOVA construction sites and will be available in 2022 at NOVA and other major refineries for scheduled spring outages in 2022.

The conditions and rates of pay on the NOVA site are subject to a project agreement. The standard working hours on site is a forty-hour work week. Overtime is worked at the rate of double time. The NOVA wage rate schedule is attached (Schedule “B”) for your review. All other sites will be subject to the current conditions in the prevailing ICI agreement for that trade or the General Presidents Maintenance Agreement (ICI wage schedules attached hereto- Schedule “C”).

Skilled trades people who are interested in working on these construction sites are asked to contact the four local unions in their area or the Sarnia locals listed below. The contact information for the Sarnia locals is shown in the attached Schedule “D”.

Thank you for your interest in working on Sarnia/Lambton job sites.


PDF Copy of the Memo can be found here.

LamSar Inc is now ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certified for the fabrication of Pressure Vessels and Piping

We are pleased to announce we have expanded to the GCC region.

Our new offices located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, UAE will allow us to conduct business throughout the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates)


Level 17, World Trade Center
Central Market, Al Markaziya
Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971 2 654 4149

By Josh Boyce

LamSar has purchased the former Century Truss property on Polymoore Drive in Cournna and 10 acers of vacant land to the south.

The over 30 acre purchase will allow the industrial contracting company better access to the railway, and a spot on the proposed heavy haul corridor.

Company President Paul Healy says they were in need of additional space to build heavy modules.

“It gives us more area for us to build modules on, our nine acres in Sarnia was getting kind of small,” says Healy.

Healy says part of the land will house the civil division with heavy excavators and dozers.

The purchase price for the land has not been disclosed.

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