MYTH: Only a handful of permanent jobs will be created once construction is finished.
FACT: We anticipate that several thousand short-term jobs will be created just on our pipeline project, which will bring millions in economic benefits to local communities.
In addition to these jobs, approximately 30 to 40 permanent field positions for operations and maintenance will be maintained once the pipeline is operational. Our partner, Pacific NorthWest LNG is estimating 200 to 300 additional long-term jobs, and Progress Energy anticipates that upstream production will create another 200 to 300 jobs in northeastern B.C. While long-term jobs will be small in relation to construction jobs, the long-term, on-going economic benefits to local communities will be substantial, including investment in local communities through our Community Investment initiatives.