An average of 300 jobs will be created annually over the construction period and will peak at 600. A workforce will be required in both provinces throughout the construction process, which is expected to take place between 2014 and 2017.
ADDITIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
By providing firm hydro back-up, the Maritime Link Project enables more renewable energy development, such as wind, in Nova Scotia. This will break Nova Scotia from a century-old pattern of over dependence on a single, non-renewable fuel source – first oil, then coal.