Coastal GasLink is committed to providing contracting opportunities to qualified Aboriginal businesses, local contractors and suppliers along the pipeline route. There will be opportunities for B.C. businesses during three phases — pre-construction, construction and operations.
The Prime Contractors will employ the workforce directly. Please note that the opportunities made available by each Prime Contractor will vary according to need and not all roles included in the following documents will necessarily be available.
TC Energy has three roles in the building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline:
Plan, design and operate the pipeline
Select prime contractors to construct the pipeline
Oversee the prime contractors and the construction process to ensure safety standards and specifications are met
The majority of the employment opportunities will be provided through the selected prime contractors (or sub-contractors) who are highly-qualified firms with experience in large pipeline construction. Prime contractors will be required to provide local and Aboriginal participation plans prior to selection and regular reporting on local and Aboriginal participation through construction.
Our team has been meeting with Aboriginal communities, educational institutions, business organizations and economic development agencies throughout British Columbia to identify capable and qualified local businesses. These businesses will then be invited to bid on project work.
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Limited is building an approximately 670 kilometre pipeline from the Dawson Creek area to the west coast of B.C. The pipeline will transport natural gas to the approved LNG Canada facility near Kitimat. The approved Coastal GasLink route was determined by considering Indigenous, landowner and stakeholder input, the environment, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics.