06.29.16 / Community

Q&A: Will you be hiring workers from BC for your projects?

We strive to provide opportunities for contractors and suppliers based in the Lower Mainland, and for local Aboriginal contractors.

If you bring in more pipelines and work to BC, will you be hiring workers from BC or will you bring them from out of province?

Jeff Abbotsford

Thanks for your question, Jeff.

We’re committed to hiring local contractors and tradespeople whenever possible. For example:

  • $60 million has been committed in local contractor spending to date, and 140 companies have been contracted from 10 Lower Mainland communities for our Tilbury LNG construction facility expansion project in Delta. Of the 350 tradespeople currently working on the project (as of June 2016) more than 90 per cent of them are from the Lower Mainland.
  • 71 per cent of the money spent to date for our upcoming Lower Mainland System Upgrades has gone to Lower Mainland businesses. This includes $9.95 million spent with Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby businesses.
  • Inlailawatash, a wholly owned Tsleil-Waututh Nation company based in North Vancouver, completed the early archeology studies on our Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project.

We also encourage project contractors to hire local vendors and workers.  Businesses can fill out our contractors and vendors form to be considered for upcoming project work. 

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