Nick Warus || Journeyman Pipefitter || Sudbury, Ontario

These Canadians are proud of our energy industry and are speaking up in their communities.

Nick Warus

Journeyman Pipefitter

Sudbury, Ontario

In his 55 years, Nick Warus has worked from one end of Canada to the other. A journeyman plumber, welder and steamfitter, he’s spent long days outside in the fresh air. He’s built nuclear plants, pipelines, mills, malls and hospitals. 

“There’s not much in the industry that I haven’t seen,” he recently told the Financial Post. “I walked from Saskatchewan to Ontario, pipelining – literally walked. And I walked all the way through Northern Ontario pipelining in the wintertime in the ’90s.”

Today Nick works as a business manager for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, Local 800. He’s proud of his work, and sees a bright future for the half a million people employed by Canada’s oil and natural gas sector. “It’s all good work,” he says. “I’ve done it myself for years. You can’t beat working outside.”

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