Headquartered in Omaha, Kiewit Corporation has offices across the United States, Canada and Australia. As one of North America’s largest and most respected construction, mining and engineering organizations, Kiewit employs about 26,000 salary, hourly and craft employees, including 5,400 employees in Canada.
With 2011 revenues of more than $10.4 billion, Kiewit has built an impressive international resume in the building, mining, oil, gas and chemical, power, transportation and water/wastewater markets.
Kiewit recently completed construction on Autoroute 25 Bridge and Highway, pictured above, to improve public transportation between Montreal and the North Shore as well as provide an alternate route for freight transportation. For more information on Kiewit’s role in Canada, visit kiewit.com.
Through the construction of the Keystone Pipeline System, Calgary-based TransCanada is helping to meet North America’s demand for a stable, secure source of energy. The 2,147-mile Keystone Pipeline, which travels through Nebraska, connects Canada’s crude oil fields with refineries and markets in Illinois and Oklahoma.
The proposed Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion (Keystone XL) will expand and extend the system to meet demand of the significant refining market on the U.S. Gulf Coast. With the addition of Keystone XL, the entire Keystone System will be able to supply 1.1 million barrels of oil per day into U.S. markets.
The first portion of the Keystone System was constructed through eastern Nebraska in 2009, employing more than 1,000 workers at peak, with crews of up to 500 based in Norfolk and in Lincoln, as well as smaller pump station crews working along the route. The proposed Keystone XL portion of the system will require a slightly larger work effort when it is constructed.
Keystone is an enormous economic stimulus project that represents $13 billion in capital investment between 2008 and 2013 and creates thousands of jobs. In the U.S., Keystone Pipeline created jobs for 5,000 construction workers in 2009 and 2,100 construction workers in 2010.
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Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada