kitimat LNG project benefits

helping create a world of opportunities

Chevron employees at a well in the Liard Horn River Basin region of British Columbia

Kitimat LNG has the potential to be a key contributor to British Columbia becoming a major liquefied natural gas supplier. The benefits of this project will extend from local communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada. The project has already delivered and will continue to provide significant benefits to First Nations partners, as well as furthering development of new skills, training and jobs for a B.C., Canadian and Indigenous workforce.

economic benefits

The project proponents have already made significant investments in the early, pre-construction phase of the project including planning and preparing the LNG facility site at Bish Cove and the Pacific Trail Pipeline route. Further investment has also been made in the development of the prolific natural gas resources in the Liard and Horn River basins that will supply the Kitimat LNG liquefaction facility.

Benefits from the project will flow to all levels of government including increased tax revenue, job creation, and the purchase of Canadian goods and services throughout the LNG value chain. These benefits will increase significantly once a positive Final Investment Decision is achieved, along with significant taxes and royalty payments to the B.C. government, taxes to the federal government, additional economic opportunities, and investments in communities throughout the province during the life of the project.

future employment opportunities

Kitimat LNG has the potential to create a new world-class industry for the large-scale exportation of natural gas from British Columbia to global markets. At peak construction of the LNG facility, it is estimated that more than 3,000 people would be working on the Kitimat LNG plant site with another 1,500 workers building the Pacific Trail Pipeline. Significant employment and economic activity will also take place in northeastern B.C. in the development of the abundant natural gas resources that will supply the Kitimat LNG export facility

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, which is located 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 to ensure that First Nations benefit from the economic activity the proposed Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline projects will create.

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$245 million in PTP contracts have been awarded to FNLP member businesses (65% of total) during the pre-construction phase of the project.

first nations benefits and opportunities

The First Nations Limited Partnership Agreement (FNLP) is a benefit agreement between Chevron Canada, Woodside and all 16 First Nations whose territories are located along the proposed route of the Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake to Kitimat. 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.

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.

first nation benefits and opportunities

first nation benefits and opportunities

Learn more about benefits the Kitimat LNG Project will bring to First Nation communities across Northern British Columbia.

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 (LNG) plant, approximately 85 percent of the construction spending to date has been awarded to Haisla Nation businesses.
  • Haisla employment has been over 200,000 hours.

community benefits

Good neighbours are the cornerstone of great communities, which is why Chevron Canada applies the same commitment to our social investments as we do our capital investments. Investing in communities where we work creates long-term shared value and mutually beneficial relationships. We support initiatives with governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations and community programs that help move us toward our collective goal to create strong, healthy communities.

chevron's social performance philosophy

Kitimat LNG has the potential to be a key contributor to British Columbia becoming a major liquefied natural gas supplier. As a leader in this new industry, Chevron Canada believes we have an important role to play in improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate.

Chevron Canada focuses its social investment in the areas of health, education, economic development and community partnerships that contribute to identified needs while delivering sustainable and measurable outcomes. Wherever we are, Chevron Canada strives to be a good neighbour, sharing the concerns of our communities and working to create a better future.

fostering education

Chevron, through the Kitimat LNG Project, has supported the HR MacMillan Space Centre’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education outreach programs in Northern British Columbia for more than five years. The programs include visits by the STAR LAB portable planetarium to schools and communities as well as summer library tours featuring coding for robotics and complex problem solving tools.

Chevron’s support for Let’s Talk Science has engaged students in Northern British Columbia about potential careers in STEM. With STEM-based careers estimated to make up more than 70 percent of future careers, Chevron’s support for Let’s Talk Science’s 2067 student forums and “CurioCity” helps today’s youth prepare for tomorrow.

Chevron, through the Kitimat LNG Project, has also supported post-secondary education at Kitimat Valley Institute, providing a locally accessible education option for residents of the Kitimat area.

Kitimat LNG’s support for the Fort Nelson Literacy Society assists adult learners with resume preparation, job application and interview skills.

promoting health & wellness

Chevron, through Kitimat LNG, has supported the Terrace District Community Social Services (TDCSS) youth engagement strategy. The program provides a safe drop-in area for youth and delivers a variety of programs, including homework support, nutritious meals on a budget, as well as programs about Indigenous culture and traditional knowledge. The drop-in also makes it easier for youth to connect with the many social service programs and counselors of TDCSS.

Chevron, through Kitimat LNG, also supports a variety of health and wellness support agencies, including the Northern Rockies Aboriginal Women Society, Kitimat Community Foundation, Fort Nelson Family Development Society.

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