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Government support for up to 40 jobs in nuclear industry
The provincial government, through Opportunities NB, will support the creation of up to 40 full-time positions in a variety of nuclear engineering roles at a new Kinectrics Inc. office in Saint John.
“We are pleased to see Kinectrics establish an office in New Brunswick,” said Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “Small modular reactors and nuclear energy continue to be a key area of focus for our province, and Kinectrics’ presence in Saint John will be instrumental in the company's ability to service and further grow the nuclear industry in our province.”
The company provides services to clients around the world through its expertise in engineering, testing, inspection and certification, its independent laboratory and testing facilities, a fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of more than 1,000 engineers and technical experts.
“Our new location will enable Kinectrics to continue working closely with NB Power and various small modular reactor vendors in the province,” said David Harris, company president and CEO. “We are thrilled to be part of New Brunswick’s thriving energy sector and look forward to what the future holds for us in the province in terms of helping to build capacity and increase capability of the local supply chain in support of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.”
Dunn said the salaries for these jobs will be competitive, and it is estimated that Kinectrics’ investment in the province will produce more than $11.5 million in incremental GDP growth. To support the creation of these jobs, Opportunities NB is providing a payroll rebate of up to $550,000.