Aboriginal and community engagement

We recognize public trust and confidence are earned through performance, open communication and community engagement.

Engagement with Aboriginal groups and local communities and elected representatives in Northwest BC began in April 2012 to better understand community needs and gather feedback on site selection.

Local Aboriginal groups have been active participants in existing condition environmental studies and fieldwork programs to date.

We held public information sessions in Prince Rupert in July, September and November 2014 and December 2015 to share project information and hear initial feedback from community members.

The project will continue to increase its Aboriginal and community engagement in parallel with the environmental assessment process through activities such as community information sessions, small group and individual meetings.


$20 million

In 2014, Imperial contributed more than $20 million in communities across Canada where we live and work. Around the world, Exxon Mobil Corporation contributed US $279 million to communities.

Drawing on local, provincial and Canadian sources for skilled labor will be an important focus area as the project progresses. We want to work with local training providers to build capacity and capability with local businesses and residents to safely deliver required services. Within our contracts with specialized skilled-contractors, we include agreements to leverage local content when possible.

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