Pipeline construction requires thousands of part-time and temporary workers during the preconstruction and construction phases, and a smaller number of permanent employees are required once the pipeline is operational.
Keystone XL utilizes qualified and competitive companies and individuals to plan, build and operate our pipelines. We believe in supporting communities near our pipeline projects and provide opportunities through employment and contracting for local and Indigenous people and businesses.
Throughout the life cycle of Keystone XL we will reach out to businesses to understand capacity and interest in work related to the project. We will use this information to maintain a list of businesses that our prime contractors can access to conduct work on Keystone XL.
Most employment opportunities will be provided through selected prime contractors (or sub-contractors), noted below, who are highly qualified, with experience in large pipeline construction.
There is a wide range of businesses and services in Alberta and Saskatchewan that will be needed to support the construction of Keystone XL. Examples of such businesses are:
Our Indigenous Relations Business Engagement (IRBE) program is designed to fulfill our commitments under the Indigenous Relations Policy and Indigenous Relations Strategy. TC Energy works with Indigenous groups to identify capable and interested businesses and share information regarding potential project-related contracting opportunities.
Indigenous business owners are encouraged to register with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're a local business owner interested in providing services, please visit the Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors page and complete the vendor registration form.
We seek to establish relationships with contractors, suppliers and vendors who share our commitment to safe and reliable operations. If you are invited to engage in work with Keystone XL, you will be asked to submit information about your company, including:
This information is then used by our procurement and technical teams to ensure that contractors, suppliers and vendors have the capability to support our objectives.
The Alberta portion of the Keystone XL route requires construction of approximately 269 km (167 miles) of pipeline and five new pump stations, starting in Flagstaff County extending though the M.D. of Provost, Special Areas and Cypress County.
As part of the Keystone XL project, there will be pipeline construction in Alberta. To help perform this work, TC Energy has entered into an agreement with prime contractor, Michels Canada.
Michels Canada will be responsible for constructing approximately 260 kilometers of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project in Alberta. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer near Oyen and finish near Hardisty, Alberta, in the spring of 2022.
To identify and fulfill the workforce needs of Keystone XL, Michels Canada will coordinate with the four local Unions that have jurisdiction over the pipeline work. To learn about Union opportunities and to inquire about Union memberships, please visit the following websites:
As part of the Keystone XL Project there will be work on a pump station, metering runs, tank terminals, booster pumps, interconnects and associated piping and infrastructure at the Hardisty tank terminal in Alberta.
To help perform this work, TC Energy has entered into an agreement with prime contractor, WorleyCord LP (Cord). Workforce mobilization is underway and construction completion is anticipated for November 2020, with an anticipated peak workforce of 150.
Cord, along with the support of Keystone XL, will work to fulfill hiring of positions and will work with other local contractors and businesses for opportunities, including.
Cord and the Keystone XL team are committed to working together and with local organizations to identify and hire a local qualified workforce, whenever possible, to support building of the project. For project opportunities, contact Cord and TC Energy below:
As part of the Keystone XL Project there will be five new pump stations built in Alberta.
To help perform work on four of the pump stations, TC Energy has entered into an agreement with a prime contractor, Graham.
Graham, along with the support of Keystone XL, will work to fulfill hiring of positions and will work with other local contractors and businesses for opportunities on pump station construction.
Contracting opportunities for local businesses, vendors and suppliers:
Graham has a long-standing working alliance with TWI and JCL who will be providing labour for the Keystone XL Project. They are committed to working together with local organizations to identify and hire a local qualified workforce, whenever possible, to support building of the project. For project opportunities contact below:
The Saskatchewan portion of the project consists of approximately 261 km (162 miles) of pipeline and three pump stations traversing the Rural Municipalities (RM) of Deer Forks, Fox Valley, Enterprise, Piapot, Big Stick, Carmichael, Arlington, Grassy Creek and Val Marie, near the Canada/U.S. border.
We look forward to employing Saskatchewanians on this project. We are in the processs of constuction planning and securing contracts for construction in Saskatchewan and will provide information on construction opportunites here as soon as information is available.
We are committed to working with the community to facilitate conversations between our Prime and local businesses. We will continue to share details with the communities along the route about the different opportunities to participate.
Register now! Add your company information to our database so that we can learn more about your products and services.
Visit our Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors page to register your business, read our FAQs and familiarize yourself with our rules and guidelines before working with us.
If you are interested in a job at TC Energy, we encourage you to visit Jobs.TCEnergy.com to learn more about current career opportunities.