As one of the world’s largest oil producers, the industry provides great benefits to Canada through taxes, jobs and investments in capital projects. Twinning the Trans Mountain Pipeline will inject $21.4 billion* into Canada’s economy through Project spending and help our country export these resources by moving oil to the West Coast for marine transport to markets around the world. The Project will also lead to new jobs in the short and long term, job-related training opportunities and increases in taxes collected through all three levels of government.

By increasing Canada’s capacity to get resources to market, producers will see $73.5 billion in increased revenues over 20 years. Federal and provincial governments will see $46.7 billion in additional taxes and royalties from construction and 20 years of operation, higher producer revenues and additional tanker traffic.

Building Legacies

At Trans Mountain, we are committed to conducting our business ethically and responsibly, following our core values of safety, integrity, respect and excellence.

From Edmonton to Burnaby, we are creating long-term partnerships and relationships with neighbours, communities, and Indigenous groups.

We are setting new standard for environmental stewardship and marine safety while creating legacies across the pipeline corridor.

Economic Benefits

The $21.4 billion* pipeline Project will increase the value of Canadian oil by unlocking access to world markets. A Conference Board of Canada report has determined the combined government revenue impact for construction and the first 20 years of expanded operations is $46.7 billion, including federal and provincial taxes that can be used for public services such as health care and education.

  • British Columbia receives $5.7 billion
  • Alberta receives $19.4 billion
  • The rest of Canada shares $21.6 billion
  • Municipal tax payments (not adjusted for inflation) total $922 million to BC and $124 million to Alberta over the first 20 years of expanded pipeline operations.

Employment Benefits

Trans Mountain is committed to prioritizing and maximizing Indigenous, local and regional hiring to the greatest extent possible. To date, Trans Mountain and our contractors have hired approximately 28,997 people, of whom;

  • approximately 3,120 are Indigenous people,
  • approximately 13,047 are residents of Alberta; and
  • approximately 12,523 are residents of British Columbia.

As of December 31, 2022, there were approximately 15,425 people working on the Project.

Learn more about the jobs available during the construction phase of the Project and register to receive updates on job opportunities here.

Indigenous Benefits

Trans Mountain supports employment, training and business opportunities for Indigenous communities. As part of the engagement process, we work collaboratively with Indigenous communities that might have an interest in the Project, or have Indigenous interests potentially affected by the Project, to support access to economic development opportunities. Indigenous benefits could include job and training opportunities, and funds for a variety of community initiatives.

*Actual project costs may change.

**Based on Conference Board of Canada studies in 2014 and 2015; and Canadian Chamber of Commerce report in 2013

Supporting our Local Communities

Community Benefit Agreements

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor over its almost 70-year history. We have negotiated agreements with local governments across BC and Alberta dedicating more than $16 million to community legacy projects such as trails and recreational infrastructure improvements that will have positive and lasting impacts on the lives of thousands of Canadians.

Infrastructure Investments

Trans Mountain has invested more than $5 million into local infrastructure improvements such as sewer and water upgrades in Clearwater and sewer, water and road upgrades in Valemount. These infrastructure improvements are necessary to service the Trans Mountain Expansion Project’s worker accommodation camps. These initiatives ensure the camps minimize impacts on communities while they are in operation and provide lasting benefits for the regions.

Trans Mountain has also invested $400,000 to the City of Abbotsford to increase rural water access. Located on the east side of Sumas Mountain Road, the station also provides Trans Mountain with access to water to top up fire-protection ponds at its Sumas Terminal.

Local investments like these are in addition to the $52 million in annual property tax payments to pipeline corridor communities, landowner compensation and economic development opportunities created by the construction and operation of the pipeline.

BC Clean Communities Fund

As part of our negotiated agreement with the BC government, Trans Mountain has committed up to $1 billion over 20 years to a newly created BC Clean Communities Program to be accessed by communities for local projects across the province.

Supporting Local Education

Trans Mountain is supporting local educational institutions with an investment of more than $1.2 million. We currently have signed agreements with Thompson Rivers University, Camosun College and the Coquitlam Foundation for annual awards and scholarships.

Contributions to our Marine Community

Trans Mountain is an active and contributing member of the Salish Sea marine community. Since planning of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project began, we’ve invested more than $6 million into initiatives like the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program and the Pacific Salmon Foundation – which includes a $3 million commitment for multi-year programs to protect wild salmon. This funding is above and beyond the commitments the federal government has made through the Oceans Protection Plan.

We have also facilitated more than $150 million in funding for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) that will result in eight new response bases, 43 vessels, new equipment and more than 100 new response personnel positioned along the commercial shipping lanes. This is the largest-ever expansion of spill response personnel and equipment on the South Coast and will double WCMRC’s response capacity in the region.