Coastal GasLink contributes to communities

We believe that by working together, our project can be better for everyone. That’s why, since our project was announced in 2012, we’ve worked alongside local communities to understand their views, listen to their feedback, and build a project that benefits local communities through employment and contracting opportunities, education and skills training, and environmental and community programs.

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Quick fact

Coastal GasLink has invested more than $13 million in local and Indigenous communities since 2012.

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Estimated annual property taxes by District after completion of construction
Peace River Regional District $5.38M
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George $5.46M
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako $11.3M
Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
District of Kitimat
$0.99 M
Total $26.02M


Local spending and property tax revenues

Project construction has created thousands of high-quality jobs, and has also spurred local economic activity through increased demand for things like construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. 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.



Business opportunities

Coastal GasLink is committed to building and providing enriching employment and training opportunities for people from the local communities. Ashley, an Environmental Inspector on the project, is a shining example of our legacy in action. Ashley started working with Coastal GasLink in 2019 as a Construction Monitor and Community Liaison (CMCL) advisor on behalf of Nak’azdli Whut’en. She attended college courses through Northern Lights Community College while continuing to gain work experience on the Project. Today, Ashley has been offered a contract as an Environmental Inspector, and has opened her own environmental consulting business.

We are proud to be supporting people like Ashley with skills training, and creating positive opportunities that will serve them today and long after the project is complete.

Read how Ashley turned her passion for the land and environment into a successful business


Training and education

We’re investing in education and training initiatives for local and Indigenous communities and community initiatives focused on the environment, safety and community. Since 2012, Coastal GasLink and TC Energy have spent over $11 million in Community Investments & Sponsorships in Northern B.C. supporting local and Indigenous communities along the route.

Our team is committed to leaving a lasting legacy in your community, long after the Coastal GasLink pipeline is in the ground and safely transporting natural gas. By listening to local residents, community leaders and Indigenous communities, we know this legacy is important to you too. As a result, we’ve developed a plan with two components to invest in skills development and long-term education programs to support Indigenous communities and local residents and trainees. Since 2014, TC Energy has sponsored over 850 classroom seats, scholarships and bursaries for B.C. students, preparing them for projects like Coastal GasLink and other jobs well into the future.



Grads from TRICORP’s skills training program, supported by TC Energy.

Pathways to Pipeline Readiness Program

A project like Coastal GasLink requires a skilled labour force to help build and operate the pipeline. The Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Program is focused on helping build Northern B.C.’s skilled workforce and developing essential and transferable skills through several partnerships. The partnerships include funding for program development, equipment purchases, classroom ‘seats’ for participants, and targeted bursaries for initiatives in Northern B.C. that align with natural gas pipeline construction and operations, and the LNG industry.

This program includes partnerships with:

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Education and Training Association (PGNAETA)

The investment has helped to build essential skills in Indigenous communities and meet the demand for local, skilled labour in North-Central BC. Our investment has supported 48 students to upgrade their skills and prepare them for the workforce.


College of New Caledonia (CNC)

TC Energy’s investment is helping to fund a number of skills training and workplace readiness initiatives being offered to students at various campuses. Students have benefited from bursaries in trades programs and industrial safety courses at 5 of the CNC’s campuses, as well as increased programming in rural campuses.


Northwest Community College (NWCC)

Students have benefited from bursaries in trades programs and industrial safety courses. TC Energy’s partnership is also supporting new Class 5 driver training to Indigenous and local communities. NWCC is based in Terrace, but there are campuses throughout northern B.C., including a mobile classroom supported by TC Energy’s donation.


Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)

This program focuses on essential skills and workforce preparation for Indigenous students in the Northwest region. Our investment has supported 42 students to upgrade their skills and prepare them for the workforce.


Northern Lights College

This investment is supporting the construction of new welding booths for the college’s proposed trades training centre. It also supports student bursaries to help increase access to trades workforce training skills development programs.


University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

TC Energy has partnered with UNBC to fund course costs for 25 students enrolled in an Occupational Health and Safety Officer program.


Education Legacy Program

Coastal GasLink’s Education Legacy Program in Northern B.C. is designed to build long-term growth and sustainability of local communities and looks for opportunities to build long-term community capacity through educational initiatives and partnering with not-for-profits and post-secondary institutions.


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Community investment

What matters to you, matters to us

Whether it’s partnering with community groups or supporting local initiatives, our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities along the Coastal GasLink route. As we plan, construct and operate the pipeline, TC Energy will remain committed to investing in initiatives that enable communities like yours to thrive.

Coastal GasLink and TC Energy have spent over $11 million in Community Investments & Sponsorships in Northern B.C. supporting local and Indigenous communities along the route, including the Chetwynd and District Hospital. This $100,000 partnership assisted in the development of a new medical centre to provide more efficient access to medical services, shorter patient wait times and established an accessible health education and wellness awareness centre. 

Coastal GasLink and the United Way of Northern B.C. (UWNBC) have put over $220,000 back into communities across Northern B.C. through the Legacy of Giving campaign. The funds raised through this initiative will be re-invested in non-profit organizations to support programs and services that address socio-economic challenges such as food insecurity, poverty, mental health and addiction. Through this program, UWNBC is able to create positive social change within 16 communities along the Coastal GasLink project route.

Learn more about our community investment initiatives and apply for funding.

Since announcing the project in 2012, Coastal GasLink has invested in the following initiatives:
  • Bear Lake Beautification Project
  • Be More Than a Bystander Program - BC Lions Partnership
  • Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue, Smithers
  • Bulterys Community House, South Peace Health Services Society, Dawson Creek
  • Burns Lake Baker Airport Rehabilitation
  • Burns Lake Youth Soccer Association
  • Canada Winter Games, Prince George
  • Chetwynd Communications Society
  • Chetwynd Don Titus School Playground
  • Chetwynd Medical Centre
  • Clean Up Kitamaat/Kitimat campaign
  • Crisis Centre of BC
  • Dawson Creek Kindness Meters
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Fort Fraser Food Bank
  • Fort St. John 2020 Winter Games Society
  • Fort St. John Public Library Association
  • Fraser Lake White Swan Park Playground
  • Fraser Lake Curling Club
  • Fraser Lake Fire Department
  • Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society
  • The Great Pumpkin Walk, Vanderhoof
  • Hope Air
  • Houston Hikers Society
  • Houston Search and Rescue
  • Houston A Rocha Canada, Watershed Stewardship Facility
  • Inclusive Playground for Margaret Murray School, Fort St. John
  • Kitimat Fire Department
  • Lakes Animal Friendship Society - MacEwan Dog Park, Burns Lake
  • MORATA: Mackenzie Outdoor Routes And Trails Association
  • Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club, Houston
  • Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Society, Vanderhoof
  • Nechako Environment & Water Stewardship Society, Vanderhoof
  • Northern Emergency Social Services, Prince George
  • Northern Environmental Action Team
  • Para Nordic Skiing Championship, Prince George
  • Prince George Climb for Cancer
  • Prince George Cougars Hockey Club – Heroes Night
  • Prince George Naturalists Club
  • Skeena Paddle Club, Terrace
  • Spark Women's Conference
  • Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, Prince George
  • Spruce City Wildlife Association, Prince George
  • Taylor Public Library
  • Telkwa Fire Rescue, Village of Telkwa
  • Terrace Rotary Splash Park
  • Terrace Community Foundation – Founding Donor
  • Terrace Search & Rescue
  • Terrace Starfish Pack Program
  • Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
  • United Way of Northern B.C. COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre
  • Vanderhoof Arena – Sunday Family Skate
  • World Junior A Hockey Challenge, Dawson Creek

Read more about the latest community investment stories

Making a 'splash' in Terrace

We were pleased to contribute $50,000 to the Rotary Clubs of Terrace and Terrace Skeena Valley for a new splash park in Terrace.


When TC Energy gave us word they were donating $50,000 towards the Rotary Splash Park, we were thrilled, and it completely changed our outlook. Once complete, the Splash Park is going to be a destination to many young families and visitors of Terrace and surrounding areas. It means so much to us to have a corporate sponsor believe in our dream and our community.”

– Kelly Gingles and Lisa Novich,
   Chair and Vice-Chair, Rotary Splash Park

Meet Caragh

Meet Caragh, one of two Canadian students who were awarded this year’s 
$10,000 TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship.  Watch the video below 
or read more about her story.

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“Change” is happening: Dawson Creek’s Kindness Meters

We’re pleased to support the City of Dawson Creek with sponsorship of kindness meters, and matching meter donations made by the community (up to $10,000). Check out the meters at four locations – the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, Memorial Arena and the Alaska Highway House Art Gallery.


I could not be more pleased with the continuing support of TC Energy and their engagement within our community. In April of 2016 the City of Dawson Creek and TC Energy launched an amazing project: the Kindness Meters. These meters have been a huge success thus far raising funds for local community groups and the City looks forward to working with TC Energy for the years to come.”

Dale Bumstead,
   Mayor, Dawson Creek

Fraser Lake playground equipment

The Village of Fraser Lake received a boost from Coastal GasLink with an investment of $29,000 in new playground equipment. The playground upgrade supports family activities by providing accessible community infrastructure for residents at White Swan Park.



Landowner relations

Landowners have the right to know and fully understand what is occurring on or near their land. We believe in treating landowners with honesty, fairness, and respect.

Building positive relationships

TC Energy’s 70+ years of experience has resulted in more than 60,000 positive relationships with landowners in North America. The Coastal GasLink team has been working closely with landowners to identify land restrictions, access routes and other construction requirements. Our ongoing objective is to cause as little disturbance to the land and to landowners as possible.

Learn how TC Energy safely constructs pipelines

Find out more about the studies we complete before pipeline construction

Facts for landowners
  • A right-of-way easement, negotiated in good faith between the landowner and the pipeline company, would grant Coastal GasLink the right to construct, operate and maintain a pipeline on a piece of property.

  • The landowner retains ownership of the land.

  • Compensation is negotiated on the basis of (but not limited to) market value, land use and many site-specific details.

  • All negotiations are confidential.

  • Landowners can use the land for normal agricultural purposes (plowing, fertilizing, disking, harrowing, cultivating, seeding, spraying, tilling, baling, rolling and harvesting) without having to notify TC Energy.

  • No permanent structures can be built on the right-of-way.

  • Always call before you dig. The biggest risk to a pipeline is when a landowner or a contractor conducts unauthorized activity or excavation on the right-of-way.

  • Coastal GasLink is responsible for any restoration costs for damages to the land caused by the operation of its pipeline.


Quick fact

When planning our pipeline route, we consider environmental factors, stakeholder and community feedback and constructability.

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