Supporting local jobs and creating economic opportunities
Part of maximizing the benefits our projects generate for BC communities is ensuring they generate local and Indigenous job and procurement opportunities. There are a number of ways we do this, such as working with contractors on their hiring policies or organizing business networking opportunities where local and Indigenous firms can learn about upcoming work.
For example, our FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades project delivered approximately $74 million to local businesses between 2014 and 2019, while we’ve spent more than $119 million in BC since 2014 expanding our Tilbury LNG facility in Delta.
Leaving behind a legacy
When we finish work in a neighbourhood we do our best to leave it improved. One of the ways we do this is through collaborating on legacy items that people can enjoy long after our work is completed. In recent years we’ve partnered with municipalities and local groups to deliver crosswalks in Italian colours on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver, bike and walking trail upgrades in Penticton and Coquitlam, and a new agility centre for a Delta animal shelter. We’ve also contributed to improving streets, parking lots and parks as part of restoration work following excavation for gas line construction.