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HACK·A·THON: On Canada's Trade Labour Shortage

Date:   May 23, 2024
Time:   11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

319 5 Ave, SW, Calgary


HACK·A·THON: On Canada's Trade Labour Shortage 


Thursday, May 23, 2024


11:30 AM - 4:30 PM MT


3 Credits


Calgary Petroleum Club

319 5 Ave, SW Calgary, AB


Members: $145

Non-Members: $195

Student Affiliates $45

Your registration fee includes lunch and a drink ticket



A Hackathon is a collaborative learning event where individuals from diverse groups and expertise come together to solve a specific challenge in a short period of time. Participants form teams, brainstorm, and develop collaborative solutions and questions that support better solutions. The method provides a dynamic learning environment that fosters creativity and rapid problem-solving.


Trade labour is pivotal in maintaining and advancing Canada’s economic stability and growth. Canada has experienced significant trade labour shortages that have challenged infrastructure development, housing, and industrial projects for many years. These shortages are partly due to an aging workforce, migration trends, a shift in education away from the trades, and many other factors. The impact is profound, resulting in delayed projects, increased costs, and strained supply chains.


By attending this event, participants will cover:

  • Understand the Challenge. Deepen your understanding of Canada’s trade labour capacity challenge and gain insights into the causes, available resources, current policies, and untapped opportunities to address labour shortages.
  • Participate in Collaborative Problem Solving. Engage with professionals and students from our vibrant community of supply chain professionals to assess the impact of trade labour shortages on supply chains and the actions others are taking to address this problem.
  • Develop your Supply Chain Network. Meet and network with Supply Chain leaders, constructors, and members of our diverse supply chain community to stay connected with industry issues and trends.
  • Check-in and Networking (11:30 am)
  • Lunch (noon)
  • Keynote Panel Presentation (12:30 pm)
  • Interactive Hackathon Learning (2:00 pm)
  • Report Back and Summary (3:30 pm)
  • Social Networking (4:00 pm)

Kyle Roa

Kyle Roa
Sourcing and Contracts Specialist
ConocoPhillips Canada

Kyle Roa is a Sourcing and Contracts Specialist with ConocoPhillips Canada. The majority of his experience is supporting major Capital Projects. His current focus is on Surmont Well Pads, Pipelines and Major Brownfield projects. He currently has over 15 years of supply chain experience, mostly in post-award contract administration and contract formation and specializes in service-based construction contracts.

Kyle received his SCMP designation from Supply Chain Canada in 2012 and his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in crime, deviance, and social control in 2009.

Kyle is the father of a rambunctious three-year-old boy and is expecting his second child this July. He also enjoys karate training and helps teach kids karate classes every Friday.


Bill Ferriera

Bill Ferreira
Executive Director
BuildForce Canada

Emmanuel Fongeh

Emmanuel Fongeh
Industry Development Officer, Industry Supply Chains
Government of Alberta

Igor Guelber

Igor Guelber
Category Manager
Imperial Oil

Dennis Perrin

Dennis Perrin
Provincial Director

Mitch Soetaert

Mitch Soetaert
VP and District Manager
Melloy Industrial Services Inc. 

Heather Wolf Ear

Heather Wolf Ear
Indigenous Recruiting Lead


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Melloy Industrial Services Inc. has been a trusted name in heavy industrial maintenance, turnarounds and projects in Western Canada for over 35 years. Specializing in power, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, and mining industries, we offer comprehensive services such as pipe and vessel fabrication, engineering, modular design and more.

Our strength lies in our people — full-time superintendents ensure consistent quality and safety. Being a 100% employee-owned company means our team is deeply invested in every project’s success.

Our fabrication facilities in Nisku, Alberta, boast 145,000 square feet of pipe fabrication, a 21,000 square-foot vessel shop, and a 72-acre modular assembly yard. With over 600 certified weld procedures meeting ABSA, ASME and CWB standards, we excel in repairs, alterations and new fabrication for Div. I and Div. II vessels and pressure piping. Our ASME S, U, U2 and National Board R stamps ensure unsurpassed quality in pressure vessel work and pressure piping fabrication.


Formed in 1952, CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada) is a national union representing over 60,000 workers in almost every sector of the economy. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives.


There is ample parking near the Club, including:  
- Calgary Place (underground parking),
- Across from the Westin Hotel,
- Bow Valley Square (underground parking), and
- The Indigo surface parking lot located right behind the Petroleum Club building.

Rates vary. 


Registrants will receive a full refund for courses or events cancelled by Supply Chain Canada- West

Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provided written notice to Supply Chain Canada - West of their withdrawal from the course or event 14 days before the start of class, will be provided with a full refund. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted.

If you would like to withdraw from a course or event please send an e-mail to [email protected]. You are required to inform us of your intent as soon as possible. Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed.

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