Boosting Canada’s Economy
Energy East will create more than 14,000 full-time jobs each year – good paying jobs that support families – and over $10 billion in additional tax revenues that can help build important infrastructure that we rely on every day, like roads, schools and hospitals.
“It is rare for a single project to have a nation-building dimension to it, but the Energy East Pipeline Project has exactly that.”
– Patrick Dillon, Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Energy East = Jobs and growth
It takes many to build and operate a pipeline, from the land surveyors and environmental experts who identify the best route, to welders, backhoe operators, technicians, truck drivers as well as pilots for aerial patrols or integrity specialists who routinely monitor and inspect the pipe’s condition.
These workers and contractors will stay in local hotels, eat in local restaurants, and buy clothes and tools in communities along the 4,500-kilometre pipeline route. There will also be a trickle-down effect for many Canadian companies that TransCanada has chosen to work with – and their own suppliers – to deliver everything from:
$10 billion in new tax revenues? That’s enough to cover the average annual salary of 14,285 Canadian teachers for 10 consecutive years!