Broadway SkyTrain Line – Built Right with a CBA

Vancouver’s Broadway Corridor is an important economic, healthcare, and residential centre for Metro Vancouver.

The Broadway SkyTrain Line will bring frequent and reliable SkyTrain access to commuters by adding 5.7 kilometres and six stations to one of the most congested transit corridors in the city. Once in service, the line will relieve congestion, while giving people easier access to healthcare, services and businesses.

The Broadway SkyTrain Line will also 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.

Under the CBA framework, the Broadway SkyTrain Line will:

  • Create well-paying jobs so workers can earn a decent living for their families
  • Have our most skilled workers training the next generation of apprentices
  • Give women, youth and Indigenous communities the opportunities they deserve to develop valuable skills
  • Ensure that the project is built to the highest safety and environmental standards
  • Create a positive and lasting legacy in our local communities

In other words, the project will bring vital job and training opportunities for local workers, including groups traditionally underrepresented in the construction sector like women and Indigenous communities. Skills training opportunities will also help address our current skilled labour shortage by training up the next generation of trades workers in B.C.

The Community Building Standard applauds these positive steps by the B.C. Government.

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