Recently, we held a series of Business Readiness Workshop along the Trans Mountain Expansion Project corridor, in Hope, Coquitlam and Surrey, BC. We’re hosting these workshops along the Project corridor to help businesses understand and prepare for potential procurement opportunities, and provide them the tools to maximize economic opportunities and benefits associated with the Project.

During the workshops we shared our procurement process with the participants to help them prepare to bid for opportunities. And, local business owners had the opportunity to meet with our contractors who shared information about the procurement selection process for suppliers and guidelines for potential vendors on how to prepare for, and respond to, a Request for Proposal.

Over 75 local businesses were in attendance for our Surrey workshop, hosted in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). We even had the opportunity to speak with SBOT CEO Anita Huberman, and ask what the opportunities offered by the Trans Mountain Expansion Project mean to SBOT members and the community in general.

In Hope, we were welcomed by Peter Robb, the Mayor of Hope, and local councilors, Trans Mountain and its General Contractors met with over 40 attendees, including members of local Indigenous groups, community leaders, and many business operators who were excited for opportunities with the construction of the Project.

Hosted in partnership with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, our Coquitlam workshop included dozens more contractors from across the Lower Mainland.

If you were unable to attend these events, you can find more information and register your interest for opportunities here.

Many participants at the workshop were also interested in employment and training opportunities in the region. Trans Mountain is committed to maximizing Indigenous, local and regional employment and benefits from the Project. 

You can find more information on employment opportunities and register your interest in working on the Project here.