NEWS RELEASE · 10th April 2014
Enbridge Northern Gateway
The Northern Gateway project will create more than 180 long term jobs in Kitimat and more than 1,700 additional jobs during construction.
“If Northern Gateway is approved, it will create stable, long-term, well-paying jobs right here in Kitimat,” said Donny van Dyk for Northern Gateway Pipeline. “On April 12, residents of Kitimat will have an opportunity to make a decision about the future of their community. We hope they choose to vote yes to jobs and signal their support for the approval of our project.”
The more than 180 stable jobs at the new terminal and pump station in Kitimat will include a variety of positions from managers and supervisors to marine operations technicians, to pump station staff to environmental and land coordinators and more.
“In addition to the permanent positions, 400 skilled, well-paid jobs will be created during peak construction for terminal construction in Kitimat, and more than 700 jobs will be created during peak consruction to build the pipeline and tunnels in the surrounding area,” said Catherine Pennington, Senior Manager Community Benefits and Sustainability.“The spinoff jobs created in local restaurants and stores will create even more opportunities in the community.”
“Northern Gateway is a solid proposal that will provide stability and opportunity for Kitimat. We feel strongly about the community, that’s why we’re here and that’s why we are serious about creating jobs for not only this generation, but for the next one as well,” said van Dyk.
The long term jobs listed below will generate more than $17 million in annual wages.
Comment by estannus on 11th April 2014
Yes, but will these jobs be ones where workers stay and reside full-time with families in Kitimat? Why are our schools declining in enrollment with all the activity and growth everyone has been talking about? Kitimat is turning into a camp town where the big companies just fly in workers who have no vested interest in this town.
Comment by FayEllen McFarlane on 11th April 2014
Again you didn't mention the huge number of jobs (and spinoff jobs) that will be created when you have a spill!