At Chevron, we believe in creating economic benefits and employment in the communities where we operate. Our goal is always to hire locally first. Only when we complete the search to fill positions locally do we look at the workforce across British Columbia, Canada and finally, internationally.
Kitimat LNG jobs
The construction phase of the proposed Kitimat LNG facility will create an estimated 3,000 jobs at peak construction over a five year period. Early site preparation work began at the LNG facility site at Bish Cove in 2011 and continues as the project undergoes engineering and design work. Additional jobs will also be created during the development of the significant natural gas resources located in the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeastern British Columbia.
Full construction will begin following a positive Final Investment Decision by the project co-venturers Chevron and Woodside.
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Pacific Trail Pipeline jobs
The proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline will supply the natural gas for Kitimat LNG. At the peak of construction, we expect more than 1,500 people will be employed. The Pacific Trail Pipeline will also employ many Northern British Columbians near their homes with construction activities located close to many communities along the proposed route, from Summit Lake, B.C. to Kitimat.
Current activities being undertaken along the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline right of way are part of a pre-construction works program. Work along the pipeline right of way will be limited to previous work areas and will include ongoing environmental compliance activities, right of way monitoring, access road maintenance, environmental studies and surveys.
Construction of the pipeline will not begin until a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Kitimat LNG Project is made.
Opportunities for First Nations
First Nations are key partners in the Kitimat LNG project. A benefits agreement is in place with the Haisla Nation for the LNG facility at Bish Cove on Haisla land across the Douglas Channel from Kitamaat Village. The innovative First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP) is unique in Western Canadian resource development, and includes a benefits agreement with the 16 First Nations whose traditional territories are along the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline route. Preferred employment, training and procurement opportunities are part of these agreements, as well as direct economic benefits, to ensure that First Nations benefit from the economic activity the proposed Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline projects will create.
First Nations can directly access training and employment on the Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline projects through the Pacific Trail Pipeline Aboriginal Skills and Employment Program (PTP ASEP). This program has been designed with a forward-thinking approach to teach construction and operations skills in B.C.’s growing natural gas sector in order to help create lasting benefits for First Nations.
More information about these opportunities can be found at www.ptpasep.ca.