WorleyParsonsCord helps brings virtual reality pilot project to Red Deer College

February 2017
Thanks to a partnership between Red Deer College, Montana First Nation and WorleyParsonsCord, on  February 2, 2017, Red Deer College launched the Virtual Reality and Co-operative Trades – The Next Generation Program. The program offers Aboriginal students the opportunity to develop the skills and experience needed for careers in welding. The program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) program.

The program is separated into two groups of 25 students; the first group began their training in October 2016. “It’s awesome. Everyday just get up ready, go to class and use the virtual welders. It’s good hands-on skills that it teaches you,” said Eric Crier, a welding student from the Montana First Nation.

WorleyParsonsCord is the industry partner of the virtual reality welding program, and, starting this month, we will be providing work placement opportunities for three of the program’s first group of students.

“The partnership and support from WorleyParsonsCord is valuable to us and sincerely appreciated,” wrote Michael Donlevy, Vice President, Enterprise and Community Relations at Red Deer College. “We are very confident in the potential for success of our students in their upcoming work placements, including those who will be working on WorleyParsonsCord sites. The next group has now started their training as well and the demand for openings is encouraging – with truly remarkable numbers!”

 “The Program’s innovative approach to apprenticeship training could strongly influence the future of apprenticeship training in Canada. WorleyParsonsCord is proud to be a partner in this leading industry pilot program,” stated Kristie Schroeder, HR Director, WorleyParsonsCord.  “We look forward to continuing our long standing relationship with Red Deer College, building new connections with the Montana First Nation and most importantly seeing the students successful in their welding careers.”

WorleyParsonsCord named official Partner in Injury Reduction

January 2017
We are proud to announce WorleyParsonsCord has joined a distinguished group of partners in the Government of Alberta’s Partnership in Injury Reduction Program.

​The Government of Alberta’s Partnership in Injury Reduction Program promotes health and safety through partnerships with safety associations, industry groups, educational institutions and labour organizations. By entering a formal agreement with the Alberta government, this partnership exemplifies and formalizes our dedication to leadership in health and safety.

Edmonton module yard steps up for Stollery Week

August 2016
Through the generosity of our employees, our Edmonton Module Yard team donated $25,000 to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation during this year’s Stollery Week. Pat Lavin, director of modules, made the donation live on The Bear’s radio show.

This donation will pay for one of 10 non-invasive breathing machines for babies at the Stollery. This type of respiratory support uses nasal prongs or a mask to help babies breathe, preventing the need for intubation in many cases. These machines will help moms to start breastfeeding earlier, allow both parents skin-to-skin contact without worrying about dislodging a breathing tube, and reduce the risk of infection and the development of chronic lung disease.

Over the past ten years, our mod yard team has raised a total of $120,000 for the much loved children’s charity. We couldn’t be more proud of our crew - way to go team!  

Edmonton module yard use their skills to support local children’s charity

July 2016

WorleyParsonsCord’s Edmonton module yard are longtime supporters of The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each year they host fundraising events to raise vital funds for the local organization. This year, Pat Lavin, module yard director had something different in mind, he wanted the yard’s team to use their talent to build something monumental for the much-loved children’s charity.

“About two years ago we asked Stollery President & CEO Mike House if there was something we could build for the Stollery,” Pat recalled. “After some consideration, he told us they would really like a float that they could use as a promotional tool for events across Alberta.” At last year’s annual Stollery Children’s Foundation Radiothon, on behalf of WorleyParsonsCord Pat committed to building a Stollery Float. 

The WorleyParsonsCord Edmonton module yard team quickly began working with the Stollery on the concept and design while contacting suppliers for support. Myshak, City Lumber and  Norpoint all stepped up to help out too.

The float made its maiden voyage at the Edmonton K-days parade on July 22, 2016. 


Blackfalds Module Yard Receives Accolade for Outstanding Performance

July 2016
In June 2016, The Blackfalds Module Yard received recognition from one of Alberta’s leading refinery customers.
The award recognized the project team for their outstanding performance for a module project that was delivered on schedule despite a challenging timeline. The customer celebrated the teams’ safe, proficient and timely execution, and delivered a plaque to enable them to observe the achievement for years to come.
Jean Gagnon, Director of Modules at Blackfalds believes it was our collaborative approach that enhanced the project delivery schedule, “We always enjoy working with the WorleyParsons’ Engineering Team, and for this particular project it enabled us to showcase the efficiencies that can be achieved”.

Mustard Seed’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza celebration

March 2016
More than 100 families enjoyed the Mustard Seed’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Edmonton on Saturday, March 26. Many children who may not have otherwise had an opportunity to celebrate Easter got to participate in fun activities and enjoy some lovely treats.

“This event would not have been possible without our sponsor WorleyParsonsCord, and the more than 30 volunteers and staff who gave their time,” said the Mustard Seed. “We are so grateful to our Edmonton community for coming together to make the Easter Eggstravaganza an unforgettable afternoon. Thank you!”
To explore the event check out CTV News Edmonton’s news feature

International Women's Day - March 8, 2016

March 2016

Happy International Women's Day! A team at our Edmonton Module Yard pledged, "We value women and men's contribution equally at our Edmonton Mod Yard." #pledgeforparity 


Trades Night @ Ooks Hockey

January 2016
On January 30, 2016, WorleyParsonsCord proudly sponsored NAIT’s first Alumni Trades Night. Nearly 100 trades alumni, students and guests cheered on the Men's Ooks Hockey team to a 6-2 victory against the MacEwan Griffins.
“WorleyParsonsCord is a proud partner of NAIT, and we are honoured to sponsor this exciting event,” said Pat Lavin during a speech at the event. “The quality of training and education NAIT offers our industry’s current and future tradespeople is second-to-none. As industrial construction leaders, the development of apprentices into journeyman is a critical part of our business, and we thank NAIT for their ongoing dedication to educational excellence.”
To learn more about the trades and technology programs offered by NAIT visit their trades and technology school.

NAIT Career Fair 2016

January 2016

The WorleyParsonsCord Group is excited to meet NAIT students at the NAIT Career Fair 2016. If you are interested in learning about the opportunities available with our leading industrial construction team, visit us on January 19 at booth 28 located in the gym.

As industry leaders in safety and quality, the WorleyParsonCord Group offers an unmatched work environment. Our goal of achieving zero harm to people and assets - as well as zero environmental incidents - is embedded into everything we do. We are always on the lookout for talented skilled tradespeople and professionals who will thrive in helping us maintain this goal, so if this matches you come by booth 28 and say hi.

Let us know if you will be joining us here.

WorleyParsonsCord and Flames Foundation Refurbish an Outdoor Rink

October 2015
On September 30 WorleyParsonsCord and the Calgary Flames Foundation offically unveiled a refurbished outdoor rink to the southeast Calgary community of Queensland. WorleyParsonsCord and the Calgary Flames Foundation worked to modernize and substantially upgrade the outdoor rink, including the installation of a new concrete curb, a dasher board system, an equipment ramp and chain-link fencing.To mark the official unveiling representatives from both organizations were in attendance, including Calgary Flames alumnus Rhett Warrener to sign autographs. The Flames KidsClub - Club Flames was on site with box hockey and games for the kids. Community members and students from neighbouring schools were invited to enjoy an autograph session, giveaways and street hockey.     
“WorleyParsonsCord is always proud to support the communities we operate in and partnering with the Flames Foundation for Life on this project has been another great opportunity for us to demonstrate this organizational passion,” says Brad Van de Veen, president and general manager of WorleyParsonsCord, “We hope the rink will continue to play an important role in the community of Queensland and that it will provide many happy moments for everyone who uses it.” 

RDC Trades Students Receive WorleyParsonsCord Scholarships

July 2015
This past June WorleyParsonsCord awarded four Red Deer College (RDC) trades pre-employment students each with a $2,500 scholarship. The students were awarded their scholarships by WorleyParsonsCord Group team members and RDC representatives. 

All four trades students thanked WorleyParsonsCord for our continued support of our industry`s next generation of skilled trades workers. Congratulations to all four inaugural winners of the WorleyParsonsCord Trades Pre-Employment Scholarships.

WorleyParsonsCord Honoured for Safety Milestone

March 2015
At WorleyParsonsCord, we strive for our OneWay goal of zero harm to people, assets and the environment throughout all our operations. We’re proud to say that this goal was recently achieved on our site and module yard work with Nexen Energy. Nexen recently hit 10 million man hours worked without a Lost Time Incident in Oil Sands Project Development and Execution.

WorleyParsonsCord received a plaque in honour of our contribution to that milestone, which began two-and-a-half years ago. As a leading industrial construction organization, we recognize that safety is of the upmost importance on all the work we perform. Congratulations to Nexen on this important milestone and to everyone in the WorleyParsonsCord Group whose work made it possible to achieve this HSE success.

The Sweetest Way to Give Back

February 2015
WorleyParsonsCord Group team members raised over $400 for The Mustard Seed over the past two weeks through our Valentine's Candy Grams fundraiser. The initiative not only allowed our team members to show their appreciation for co-workers, but also supported this great cause.

In total, 420 candy grams - which included a variety of Valentine's chocolates and sweets - were purchased at one dollar a piece and delivered to recipients at our Main Office in Edmonton. At WorleyParsonsCord, our team is always looking at innovative ways to give back to the community and are always pleased to support a great organization like The Mustard Seed.  

Worleyparsonscord Enters 10-Year Agreement with NAIT

November 2014
 On Tuesday, October 21,WorleyParsonsCord officially announced our 10-year, $1-million investment agreement with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). WorleyParsonsCord will receive a mix of promotional opportunities aimed at NAIT students, alumni and partners and two laboratories – one at Souch Campus and one at Patricia Campus – will be named in recognition of WorleyParsonsCord’s investment.

Shane Allen, director of construction, made the declaration on behalf of WorleyParsonsCord and spoke about the natural collaboration between the two organizations. "Whether it's at our Main Office, our yards, or our numerous site locations across western Canada, WorleyParsonsCord has NAIT alumni on our team, helping us achieve the work we set out to do," he said. "We hope this investment will allow NAIT students to continue to receive the absolute best training and preparation to enter Alberta's workforce."

WorleyParsonsCord World's Longest Indoor Soccer Game

October 2014
This past Thanksgiving Day long weekend, the WorleyParsonsCord World’s Longest Indoor Soccer Game raised $57,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and broke the world record for the longest indoor game ever played. Two WorleyParsonsCord team members were part of the group of 48 players who spent 48 hours on the pitch at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, shattering the previous record of 33 hours.

Between this recent indoor match, a 33-hour match in 2008 and another 66-hour match in 2012 – also a WorleyParsonsCord-sponsored event that remains a world record to this day – the group has raised around $200,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.  

Our New Edmonton Module Yard

October 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 marked an important day for WorleyParsonsCord. That was the day we officially celebrated the Grand Opening of our new 63-acre Edmonton Module Assembly Yard (EDMY) in Aurum Energy Park. This new yard will play massive role in our modular construction operations moving forward, giving us the capacity to produce over 600 modules every year.

During our grand opening, attendees also heard from Mike House, CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, praising WorleyParsonsCord for our continued support, which included a 50/50 draw during the event that raised nearly $5,000 for the organization. Thank you to everyone who came out to take part in celebrating this next step for WorleyParsonsCord and to everyone who made this new yard possible. 

WorleyParsonsCord Earns Prestigious Safety Award from Transcanada

September 2014
Safety is a top priority at WorleyParsonsCord as we continue our OneWay™ to zero harm to people, assets and the environment. Our world-class safety practices were recently recognized by TransCanada as the company awarded WorleyParsonsCord with the Gold Vice-President Safety Award for our site-service work on TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline project in Hardisty, Alberta.

Keystone Pipeline’s leadership team selected WorleyParsonsCord based on overall alignment with TransCanada’s safety culture and project performance in several leading and lagging safety metrics. Brad Van de Veen, WorleyParsonsCord senior vice president and general manager, accepted the prestigious honour from Corey Goulet, TransCanada’s president of Keystone Pipeline, and was proud of everyone who helped make this award possible.

WorleyParsonsCord Donates Welding Equipment To Local Schools

July 2014
Students in industrial programs at Leduc Composite High School and Wetaskiwin Composite High School will be able to train in arc gouging for the first time thanks to WorleyParsonsCord.
Both schools recently received a Miller Gold Star 452 stick welding machine - that generally costs around $4,600 brand new - from WorleyParsonsCord's Fab Shop in Edmonton. The stick welding machines are unique compared to the others at the schools because they give the students greater machine power to perform a distinct type of work.

Blackfalds Annual Golf Tournament Helps the Community

July 2014
The Blackfalds Module Yard held its annual Golf Tournament  and raised over $4,500 for local charities and organizations in the process. The money raised during the event distributed to four different local organizations in the Blackfalds community: the Blackfalds Food Bank, Blackfalds Back to School Program - which provides school supplies to children who need assistance, the Blackfalds Library Summer Reading Program and the Blackfalds Bike Rodeo - an organization that teaches children safe bike-riding skills. 
In addition to the golf, participants were also treated to breakfast and dinner where the winning raffle ticket owners received donated prizes in support of these important organizations and initiatives in the Blackfalds community.

Child Life Programs Receive Large Donation

March 2014

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is $12,000 richer thanks to the efforts of WorleyParsonsCord employees at our Edmonton Module Yards and Fabrication Shop. Pat Lavin, director of modules at the Edmonton Module Yards took to the airwaves and made the cash donation to the Stollery during a ‘radiothon’ by three local morning radio shows – The Bear, 104.9 Virgin Radio and Team 1260.

Since 2008, the Edmonton Module Yards and Fabrication Shop have raised over $43,000 for the annual Stollery Week donation drive.


We Are Proud Big Brothers and Big Sisters

February 2014
This year marks the fourth year that employees from WorleyParsonsCord and other WorleyParsons locations in Edmonton have supported the Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the Edmonton area.

Our employees are proud to volunteer as mentors under the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. After a successful first year in 2009, the in-house pilot mentorship program was made permanent. It brings 'Littles' to their mentors' workplace. 'Littles' are bussed to WorleyParsonsCord offices where they connect with their partnered 'Bigs.' This gives volunteers more time and flexibility to connect and mentor their younger counterparts. United Way has featured our role in this initiative in its WE magazine.

Blackfalds Module Yard Wins United Way Award

February 2014
The WorleyParsonsCord team at our Blackfalds Mod Yard in central Alberta has been presented with the United Way of Central Alberta Significant Growth Award.

The award recognizes Blackfalds’ substantial increase in fundraising during the 2013 United Way Campaign. The team raised over $10,000 during the campaign.

$21,000 Raised For Calgary Flood Relief

August 2013

Employees at two WorleyParsonsCord locations in Alberta raised over $20,000 to aid the City of Calgary’s flood relief efforts.

The donated money was presented to the Canadian Red Cross Flood Relief Fund. The employees - some of whom are located at a client site in Fort McMurray - found a way to have a good time while raising the funds. They organized a 50/50 draw at one project site and had pies thrown at their faces at the other location.

Edmonton Module Yard Stollery Giving Tree

December 2013
Children and their families who will be spending their holiday season at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton this year will receive some gifts from our team at the Edmonton Module Yard (EDMY). This is the first year the EDMY donated presents to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Annual Toy Drive and it was a program met with overwhelming success.
Gifts for children of all ages were donated to the cause, with many employees involving their own children in the philanthropic process.In addition to the gifts, funds were also collected to purchase food establishment gift cards in order to make life a little easier on the families who spend their time at the hospital while their children receive treatment.