On June 18, Cabinet approved the TransMountain Expansion Project

YPAC is encouraged by the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and calls on federal leaders to ensure that the regulatory process does not constrain Canada’s ability to retain top talent to carry Canada to a low-carbon future.

The Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) is encouraged by the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). This decision is a positive signal that Canada is committed to investing in the energy sector and attracting and retaining top professional talent in Canada’s pipeline industry – Canadian talent that develops and executes energy projects like TMEP to the highest environmental standards in the world.

YPAC’s vision is to ensure the sustainable future of the pipeline industry and major infrastructure projects, such as pipelines, create jobs and learning opportunities across the country for people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. The skills learned on major projects by Canada’s next generation in the labour force are highly transferable and will become even more valuable across sectors as Canada develops its renewable resource sector.

The approval of TMEP is a positive step forward for Canada’s energy sector that validates Canada’s ability to be a leader in climate change while responsibly developing and transporting its oil and gas resources. The global transition to a low-carbon future should be fueled by Canadian resources and expertise. YPAC will continue to advocate for opportunities such as TMEP that allow young Canadians to develop the skills to operate and maintain the pipeline assets required to carry Canada through to a low-carbon future.