thousands of skilled jobs
Overall, construction of Keystone XL will support nearly 60,000 direct, indirect and induced employment opportunities, generating billions of dollars in new personal income for U.S. and Canadian workers and their families.
In the U.S., Keystone XL has committed to using only union labor for construction under the terms of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) signed by the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipeﬁtters.
Keystone XL has three roles
in the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline:
- Plan, design and operate the pipeline
- Select prime contractors to construct the pipeline
- Oversee the prime contractors and the construction process to ensure safety standards and specifications are met