Grande Prairie struggles with acute labour shortage

At Stratus Pipelines in booming Grande Prairie, general manager Errol White is posting help wanted ads and bumping up wages, sweetening the pot with extra training and footing the bill for housing and food.

Those are all signs that Alberta’s long-looming labour shortage has arrived in Grande Prairie, and White is on the front lines.

“It’s next to impossible to find people; we’re getting into wage wars at this point,” White said.

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