The First Nations Limited Partnership Agreement (FNLP) is a benefit agreement between Chevron, Woodside and all 16 First Nation bands whose territories are located along the proposed route of the Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake to Kitimat.
This agreement is unique among any pipelines in Western Canada. A similar agreement is in place with the Haisla Nation for the LNG facility to be located on Haisla reserve land at Bish Cove.
The First Nations Limited Partnership ensures First Nations receive benefits and have direct access to the economic opportunities presented by the proposed Kitimat LNG project.
The FNLP Agreement has already meant direct First Nations access to jobs in many areas, from environmental monitoring, security services, trucking and transportation services, logging and clearing, ambulance services, camp accommodation and a wide variety of other services.
FNLP benefits so far:
- Over 1,600 First Nations trained through the PTP Aboriginal Skills to Employment Partnership (PTP ASEP).
- Over 900 PTP ASEP trainees have found jobs.
- 380,000 PTP construction hours have been completed by First Nation workers (64% of total).
- $245 million in PTP construction contracts have been awarded to FNLP member businesses (65% of total).
- $81 million in construction expenditures have been sourced from First Nations contractors.
- $15 million in benefit agreement payments have been made to FNLP members.
- On the Liquefied Natural Gas plant, approximately 85% of the construction spending to date has been awarded to Haisla Nation businesses.
- Haisla employment has been over 200,000 hours.
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