Opportunities for local suppliers and trades are expected with construction. PCL Constructors Westcoast has been recruiting locally for trades positions, sub-contractors, and suppliers. Please contact PCL Constructors Westcoast directly if you are interested in working on the project.
Local hotels, restaurants and adjacent businesses are also expected to benefit from construction. The Urban Development Institute estimates that construction of the new bridge will have long-term local economic benefits in excess of $500 million. This includes economic benefits from new development and overall revitalization of the area. Based on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ calculation for short-term job creation per million dollars of infrastructure investment, about 900 short-term jobs are expected as a result of this project.