Roberts Bank Terminal 2 holds tremendous generational opportunity for Canada.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 will be a significant economic generator on a local, provincial, and national level. The project would create tens of thousands of well-paying supply chain jobs, generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually in tax revenues during operation, and increase Canadian GDP to a degree that few projects can.
The construction of the terminal over six years will:
- Provide 18,050 person-years of employment worth $1.6 billion in labour income
- Generate $2.3 billion in gross domestic product (GDP)
- Contribute $519 million in tax revenue to all levels of government
Each year during operation, the terminal would:
- Create 17,317 person-years of employment, including 1,508 on-terminal and 15,809 off-terminal*, worth $1.7 billion in labour income
- Generate $3.0 billion in GDP
- Add $631 million in tax revenues to all levels of government
- Move $100 billion in total trade
*Off-terminal activities include services provided by truck drivers, harbour pilots, tugboat operators, the Canada Border Services Agency, railways, transload and distribution facility operations, and container storage yards.
Supporting economic development for Indigenous groups
We are working closely with Indigenous groups to establish mutual benefits agreements (MBAs) to ensure that benefits of the project are shared. We have signed MBAs with 26 out of the 27 Indigenous groups who are in closer proximity to the project and/or who have interests that directly overlap with the project. These 26 Indigenous groups have communicated their consent for the project to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. Positive discussions on project opportunities and benefits are ongoing with additional Indigenous groups.
We also continue to consult and collaborate with Indigenous groups on economic development opportunities on Roberts Bank Terminal 2, with a focus on supporting economic reconciliation. Examples include:
- Providing participation funding to Indigenous groups to support their participation in consultation
- Developing and consulting on an Indigenous training, employment, and procurement plan that will provide Indigenous employment, procurement, training, and skills development prior to and during construction and operation
- Providing training and employment throughout project planning, construction, and operation, such as the current environmental fieldwork training and employment opportunities for several Tsawwassen First Nation members
- Working with Indigenous groups to plan for contracting and procurement opportunities, and delivering and exceeding on commitments in mutual benefit agreements, upon project approval
- Working with Indigenous groups to further develop a $5.5 million Indigenous Legacy Benefit Fund
- Working with Indigenous groups on the development and implementation of a $30 million prey abundance fund to support the recovery of Chinook salmon, a key food source for southern resident killer whales
Community legacy benefits
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project community investment program will provide $6 million to Delta organizations and students, through a community fund, community grants, and an education fund. Learn more about the details of the program.