Jobs, local spending and property tax revenues
Coastal GasLink is so much more than a proposed natural gas pipeline; it’s an opportunity.
An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 high quality, well-paying jobs will be created during the four year construction period and 16 to 35 permanent positions during operation. Employment opportunities on Coastal GasLink will include a variety of responsibilities, skill levels and trade specialization and will range from labourers and equipment operators, to skilled tradespersons and project managers. Construction requiring Aboriginal and local resources will include activities like: right-of-way clearing, gravel processing, access road development, camp and storage site preparation, materials hauling, right-of-way grading, pipeline ditching, site clean-up and reclamation.
Not only will construction create thousands of high quality jobs, it will also create demand for things like construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. We’re expecting construction to cost over $6.2 billion, with at least 32 per cent of that spend taking place in B.C. Once the pipeline is in operation, an additional $42 million is forecast to be spent each year, mainly in B.C.
Annual property tax revenues generated from the project can also help build important infrastructure that we rely on every day like roads, schools and hospitals. An estimated $20.88 million in annual property tax benefits will support community services such as fire protection, policing, schools, hospital districts and waste management.
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Since 2014, TransCanada has sponsored 450+ classroom seats for B.C. students, preparing them for projects like Coastal GasLink.