Trans Mountain regularly monitors and reports on employment opportunities and public interest in jobs associated with the Expansion Project. Here is some data from our most recent report to the National Energy Board:

Number of people registered in TMEP Online Employment and Skills Database:

  • Aboriginal registrants – 761
  • Local registrants – 1,399
  • Regional registrants – 505
  • Other registrants – 1,066

Number of businesses registered on TMEP Procurement Registry:

  • Aboriginal – 554
  • Local – 1,289
  • Regional – 347
  • Total number of businesses registered – 3,415

For more information about employment and business opportunities, here is a link to Trans Mountain’s Procurement page. The page includes an online procurement registry, tips for sub-contractors, information for connecting with construction contractors and the types of work available during construction.

Education and training

TMEP has been working with training providers to offer programs addressing the skills we need to complete the Project — but also to provide opportunities for industry-recognized certification and long-term employment in a variety of skilled and semi-skilled vocations. Here are some examples:

Thompson Rivers University

  • TRU’s Aboriginal Women in Trades program features hands-on introductions to four trades including pipefitting, welding, electrical and construction craft worker
  • TRU trades training programs offered in partnership with other institutions
  • In partnership with TRU, a construction craft worker program providing a foundation for aspiring Aboriginal trades workers 

Seabird College

  • A six-month welding foundation program offered to Aboriginal students in partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Opus Stewart Weir

  • A seven-day surveying training camp in Merritt for Aboriginal workers

Women Building Futures (WBF)

WBF is Alberta’s premier destination for women who want to discover, pursue and advance in a career in trades. The eight-week Trans Mountain Pipeline Construction Labourer Training Program for Indigenous women included safety training, workplace procedures, hands-on skills training, workplace culture awareness, fitness awareness, financial literacy, career development, cultural programming and job search skills.