Broadway SkyTrain Line: Built the Right Way

The Broadway SkyTrain Line – which will add 5.7 kilometres and six stations to one of the most congested transit corridors in Metro Vancouver – is going to be built the right way.

That’s because the project will be delivered under the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), as announced by the provincial government in 2018. The agreement generates benefits to the surrounding community by providing opportunities for local workers, Indigenous peoples, apprentices and other groups.

This means:

  • Creating well-paying jobs so workers can earn a decent living for their family and create an impactful legacy in their communities
  • Having our most skilled workers training the next generation of apprentices
  • Women, youth and indigenous communities get the opportunities they deserve to develop valuable skills
  • Ensuring the project is built to the highest safety and environmental standards

By agreeing to build this project under a CBA framework, the BC Government has demonstrated considerable leadership.  As Premier John Horgan said when he first announced the Community Benefits Agreement in July, 2018: “British Columbians rightfully expect B.C. projects to benefit B.C. workers, families and communities. Our new Community Benefits Agreement will help deliver those benefits.”

Here at the Community Building Standard, we couldn’t agree more.