The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has created significant opportunities for employment of local and regional workers, economic opportunities for both small and large communities, and training and legacy benefits for Indigenous Peoples and communities.

As of December 31, 2020, more than 1,000 Indigenous workers have worked on the Expansion Project – over half of whom live in communities directly along the pipeline corridor. This is an important milestone, and we are proud of the significant opportunities we have created for local, regional and Indigenous workers and businesses along our pipeline corridor.

This milestone is an important part of our goal of building sustainable, respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. As the Project continues, we remain committed to working cooperatively and transparently towards this goal.

We are also committed to maximizing procurement opportunities for Indigenous, local and regional community members along the Project corridor. As of December 31, 2020, Trans Mountain and its contractors have awarded more than $1.4 billion in Indigenous contracts.

These benefits are being realized through Indigenous-owned or joint-venture businesses participating in the construction of the expansion, and through marine safety and spill response enhancements for the West Coast. Along with our contractors, we have been able to identify the existing business capacities that reside in communities along the Project corridor and have worked collaboratively to realize construction-based benefits.

We remain committed to continued listening, learning and working with Indigenous People to ensure the knowledge and advice shared with the Project team is fully considered and incorporated as the Project continues.