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Socio-Economic Studies

As part of the regulatory application process, a study was undertaken to understand how the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project might affect the social and economic well-being and the way of life of northern communities.

Communities in the Northwest TerritoriesThe Socio-economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) identified the Project's economic, social, community, and cultural effects and recommended ways to optimize beneficial effects and minimize adverse effects.

Public input and traditional knowledge were an important part of this assessment.

A socio-economic effects monitoring plan will be implemented to evaluate how accurately the SEIA identified project effects and how well the effects are being managed.

Thirty communities are part of the study. They were chosen because they:

  • Are within 200 kilometres of the proposed major facilities and have a direct historic, cultural or economic link to the project area
  • Have areas used for traditional activities, such as hunting or trapping, that could be directly affected by the project facilities or operations
  • Have populations that could provide many employees for construction or operations jobs
  • Might experience an increase in traffic from construction-related vehicles
  • Might service the construction or operations phase of the Project.

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment

The SEIA is presented in two volumes: Volume 4 and Volume 6 of the Environmental Impact Assessment filed with the National Energy Board (NEB) in October 2004.

  • Volume 4 presents information about existing or baseline socio-economic conditions in the study regions
  • Volume 6 presents the assessment of the project effects on the existing socio-economic conditions

Community Reports were prepared for specific communities containing baseline and assessment information. These are designated as Volume 4B and Volume 6C. They do not contain additional information from initial Volume 4 and Volume 6

SEIA Volumes 4 and 6

Community Reports


SEIA Volumes 4 and 6

Volume 4: Socio-Economic Baseline

Table of Contents

MGP_EIS_Vol4_TOC
(327 KB PDF)

1. Introduction

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_1
(913 KB PDF)

2. People and the Economy

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_2
(416 KB PDF)

3. Infrastructure and Community Services

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_3
(452 KB PDF)

4. Individual, Family and Community Wellness

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_4
(853 KB PDF)

5. Traditional Culture

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_5
(260 KB PDF)

6. Nontraditional Land and Resource Use

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_6
(638 KB PDF)

7. Heritage Resources

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Section_7
(212 KB PDF)

Glossary

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Glossary
(154 KB PDF)

Volume 4: List of Figures

Figure 1-1

Study Area Communities

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Figure 3-1

Selected Traffic Checkpoints on Highways No. 35 and 58

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Figure 6-1

Land Ownership Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.1.jpg (660 KB JPG)

Figure 6-2

Oil and Gas Dispositions Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.2.jpg (1.05 MB JPG)

Figure 6-3

Historical Dredging in the Beaufort Sea

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.3.jpg (1.39 MB JPG)

Figure 6-4

Protected Areas Inuivialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.4.jpg (1.35 MB JPG)

Figure 6-5

Beluga Management Zones in the Beaufort Sea

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.5.jpg (667 KB JPG)

Figure 6-6

Kittigazuit Designated Route

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.6.jpg (927 KB JPG)

Figure 6-7

Land Ownership Gwich'in Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.7.jpg (694 KB JPG)

Figure 6-8

Oil and Gas Dispositions Gwich'in Settlement Area and Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.8.jpg (800 KB JPG)

Figure 6-9

Protected Areas Gwich'in Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.9.jpg (837 KB JPG)

Figure 6-10

Land Ownership Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.10.jpg (676 KB JPG)

Figure 6-11

Protected Areas Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.11.jpg (973 KB JPG)

Figure 6-12

Land Ownership Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.12.jpg (688 KB JPG)

Figure 6-13

Oil and Gas Dispositions Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.13.jpg (720 KB JPG)

Figure 6-14

Protected Area Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol4_Figure6.14.jpg (1 MB JPG)


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Volume 6: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
Part A: Cost, Economics and Community Services

Table of Contents

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_A_TOC
(103 KB PDF)

1. Introduction

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_A_Section_1
(639 KB PDF)

2. Project Expenditures

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_A_Section_2
(323 KB PDF)

3. The Economy Regional , Territorial and National

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_A_Section_3
(639 KB PDF)

4. Infrastructure and Community Services

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_A_Section_4
(737 KB PDF)

Volume 6, Part A: List of Figures

Figure 1-1

Study Area Communities and Facilities

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure1.1.jpg (126 KB JPG)

Figure 1-2

Shared Responsibility for Socio-Economic Effects Management

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Figure 3-1

Project Effects on Regional Economies and the Northwest Territories Economy

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Figure 3-2

Project Effects on the Northwest Territories and Canadian Economies

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Figure 3-3

Project Effects on Population, including Birth, Death, and In- and Out-Migration Rates

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Figure 3-4

Composition of the Northwest Territories Population by Region (2003 Population Estimates)

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Figure 3-5

Five-year Mobility Status of Residents in the Northwest Territories (2001)

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Figure 4-1

Project Effects on Transportation Infrastructure and Services

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Figure 4-2

Project Effects on Community Infrastructure, and Availability of Utilities and Energy

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Figure 4-3

Project Effects on Availability and Quality of Housing

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Figure 4-4

Housing in Need of Major Repairs in the Northwest Territories (2001)

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Figure 4-5

Project Effects on Recreation Resources

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Figure 4-6

Project Effects on Community and Regional Governance, and Development Decision Making

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Figure 4-7

Shared Responsibility for Effects Management

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Volume 6: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
Part B: Wellness, Culture, Land and Heritage Resources

Table of Contents

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_TOC
(103 KB PDF)

5. Individual, Family and Community Wellness

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_5
(793 KB PDF)

6. Traditional Culture

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_6
(374 KB PDF)

7. Nontraditional Land and Resource Use

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_7
(510 KB PDF)

8. Heritage Resources

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_8
(425 KB PDF)

9. Cumulative Effects

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_9
(230 KB PDF)

10. Monitoring and Follow-Up

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Section_10
(341 KB PDF)

Glossary

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Part_B_Glossary
(128 KB PDF)

Volume 6, Part B: List of Figures

Figure 5-1

Project Effects on Family and Community Well-Being, and Family and Social Services

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Figure 5-2

Alcohol-Related Offences in the Northwest Territories (2002)

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Figure 5-3

Children in Care in the Northwest Territories (2002 to 2003 fiscal year)

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Figure 5-4

Project Effects on Health Conditions and Health Care Services

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Figure 5-5

Accident and Injury Deaths in the Northwest Territories (1994 to 1998)

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Figure 5-6

Project Effects on Public Safety and Protection Services

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Figure 5-7

Project Effects on Skill Levels, Educational Attainment, and Education and Training Services

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Figure 5-8

High School Completion in the Northwest Territories (2001)

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Figure 6-1

Project Effects on Traditional Harvesting and Land Use

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Figure 6-2

Household Consumption of Country Foods in the Northwest Territories (2002)

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Figure 6-3

Active Trappers in the Northwest Territories (2002)

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Figure 6-4

Project Effects on Traditional Language and Culture

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Figure 6-5

Residents Who Speak their Aboriginal Language (1999)

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Figure 7-1

Project Effects on Nontraditional Land and Resource Use

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Figure 7-2

Land Ownership in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.2.jpg (137 KB JPG)

Figure 7-3

Oil and Gas Dispositions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.3.jpg (123 KB JPG)

Figure 7-4

Historical Dredging in the Beaufort Sea

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.4.jpg (134 KB JPG)

Figure 7-5

Land Ownership in the Gwich'in Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.5.jpg (105 KB JPG)

Figure 7-6

Oil and Gas Dispositions in the Gwich'in Settlement Area and Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.6.jpg (116 KB JPG)

Figure 7-7

Land Ownership in the Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.7.jpg (105 KB JPG)

Figure 7-8

Land Ownership in the Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.8.jpg (103 KB JPG)

Figure 7-9

Oil and Gas Dispositions in the Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.9.jpg (107 KB JPG)

Figure 7-10

Project Effects on Environmentally Protected Areas

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Figure 7-11

Protected Areas in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.11.jpg (166 KB JPG)

Figure 7-12

Beluga Management Zones in the Beaufort Sea

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.12.jpg (98 KB JPG)

Figure 7-13

Kittigazuit Designated Route

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.13.jpg (154 KB JPG)

Figure 7-14

Protected Areas in the Gwich'in Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.14.jpg (126 KB JPG)

Figure 7-15

Protected Areas in the Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.15.jpg (135 KB JPG)

Figure 7-16

Protected Areas in the Deh Cho Region and Northwestern Alberta

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.16.jpg (137 KB JPG)

Figure 7-17

Project Effects on Visual and Aesthetic Resources

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Figure 7-18

Potential Visibility of Niglintgak Gas Conditioning Facility

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.18.jpg (129 KB JPG)

Figure 7-19

Potential Visibility of Taglu Gas Conditioning Facility

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.19.jpg (113 KB JPG)

Figure 7-20

Potential Visibility of Parsons Lake Gas Conditioning Facility

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.20.jpg (116 KB JPG)

Figure 7-21

Potential Visibility of Inuvik Area Facility

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure7.21.jpg (135 KB JPG)

Figure 8-1

Project Effects on Heritage Resources

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Figure 8-2

Revisited and Newly Recorded Heritage Resource Sites Inuvialuit Settlement Region

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure8.2.jpg (127 KB JPG)

Figure 8-3

Revisited and Newly Recorded Heritage Resource Sites Gwich'in Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure8.3.jpg (110 KB JPG)

Figure 8-4

Revisited and Newly Recorded Heritage Resource Sites Sahtu Settlement Area

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure8.4.jpg (127 KB JPG)

Figure 8-5

Revisited and Newly Recorded Heritage Resource Sites Deh Cho Region

MGP_EIS_Vol6_Figure8.5.jpg (112 KB JPG)

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Community Reports

Communities in the ISR

Aklavik Baseline

Vol_4B-Aklavik_Baseline
(2.64 MB PDF)

Aklavik SEIA

Vol_6C-Aklavik_SEIA
(1.4 MB PDF)

Holman (Ulukhaktok) Baseline

Vol_4B-Holman_Baseline
(2.18 MB PDF)

Holman (Ulukhaktok) SEIA

Vol_6C-Holman_SEIA
(779 KB PDF)

Paulatuk Baseline

Vol_4B-Paulatuk_Baseline
(2.13 MB PDF)

Paulatuk SEIA

Vol_6C-Paulatuk_SEIA
(1.36 MB PDF)

Sachs Harbour Baseline

Vol_4B-Sachs_Baseline
(2.13 MB PDF)

Sachs Harbour SEIA

Vol_6C-Sachs_SEIA
(774 KB PDF)

Tuktoyaktuk Baseline

Vol_4B-Tuktoyaktuk_Baseline
(2.16 MB PDF)

Tuktoyaktuk SEIA

Vol_6C-Tuktoyaktuk_SEIA
(1.5 MB PDF)

Communities in the GSA

Fort McPherson Baseline

Vol_4B-Fort_McPherson_Baseline
(1.25 MB PDF)

Fort McPherson SEIA

Vol_6C-Fort_McPherson_SEIA
(1.00 MB PDF)

Inuvik Baseline

Vol_4B-Inuvik_Baseline
(2.56 MB PDF)

Inuvik SEIA

Vol_6C-Inuvik_SEIA
(1.77 MB PDF)

Tsiigehtchic Baseline

Vol_4B-Tsiigehtchic_Baseline
(1.24 MB PDF)

Tsiigehtchic SEIA

Vol_6C-Tsiigehtchic_SEIA
(1.10 MB PDF)

Communities in the SSA

Colville Lake Baseline

Vol_4B-Colville_Lake_Baseline
(1.57 MB PDF)

Colville Lake SEIA

Vol_6C-Colville_Lake_SEIA
(938 KB PDF)

Deline Baseline

Vol_4B-Deline_Baseline
(1.32 MB PDF)

Deline SEIA

Vol_6C-Deline_SEIA
(849 KB PDF)

Fort Good Hope Baseline

Vol_4B-Fort_Good_Hope_Baseline
(1.41 MB PDF)

Fort Good Hope SEIA

Vol_6C-Fort_Good_Hope_SEIA
(1.00 MB PDF)

Norman Wells Baseline

Vol_4B-Norman_Wells_Baseline
(1.34 MB PDF)

Norman Wells SEIA

Vol_6C-Norman_Wells_SEIA
(1.01 MB PDF)

Tulita Baseline

Vol_4B-Tulita_Baseline
(1.39 MB PDF)

Tulita SEIA

Vol_6C-Tulita_SEIA
(990 KB PDF)

Communities in the Dehcho Region

Fort Liard Baseline

Vol_4B-Fort_Liard_Baseline
(1.60 MB PDF)

Fort Liard SEIA

Vol_6C-Fort_Liard_SEIA
(848 KB PDF)

Fort Providence Baseline

Vol_4B-Fort_Providence_Baseline
(1.60 MB PDF)

Fort Providence SEIA

Vol_6C-Fort_Providence_SEIA
(832 KB PDF)

Fort Simpson Baseline

Vol_4B-Fort_Simpson_Baseline
(1.90 MB PDF)

Fort Simpson SEIA

Vol_6C-Fort_Simpson_SEIA
(1.02 MB PDF)

Hay River Reserve Baseline

Vol_4B-Hay_River_Reserve_Baseline
(1.58 MB PDF)

Hay River Reserve SEIA

Vol_6C-Hay_River_Reserve_SEIA
(892 KB PDF)

Jean Marie River Baseline

Vol_4B-Jean_Marie_River_Baseline
(1.57 MB PDF)

Jean Marie River SEIA

Vol_6C-Jean_Marie_River_SEIA
(1.04 MB PDF)

Kakisa Baseline

Vol_4B-Kakisa_Baseline
(1.95 MB PDF)

Kakisa SEIA

Vol_6C-Kakisa_SEIA
(892 KB PDF)

Nahanni Butte Baseline

Vol_4B-Nahanni_Butte_Baseline
(1.71 MB PDF)

Nahanni Butte SEIA

Vol_6C-Nahanni_Butte_SEIA
(852 KB PDF)

Trout Lake Baseline

Vol_4B-Trout_Lake_Baseline
(1.21 MB PDF)

Trout Lake SEIA

Vol_6C-Trout_Lake_SEIA
(926 KB PDF)

West Point Baseline

Vol_4B-West_Point_Baseline
(1.50 MB PDF)

West Point SEIA

Vol_6C-West_Point_SEIA
(877 KB PDF)

Wrigley Baseline

Vol_4B-Wrigley_Baseline
(1.28 MB PDF)

Wrigley SEIA

Vol_6C-Wrigley_SEIA
(920 KB PDF)

Communities in NW Alberta

Dene Tha First Nation Baseline

Vol_4B-Dene_Tha_First_Nation_Baseline
(1.49 MB PDF)

Dene Tha First Nation SEIA

Vol_6C-Dene_Tha_First_Nation_SEIA
(610 KB PDF)

High Level Baseline

Vol_4B-High_Level_Baseline
(1.63 MB PDF)

High Level SEIA

Vol_6C-High_Level_SEIA
(618 KB PDF)

Rainbow Lake Baseline

Vol_4B-Rainbow_Lake_Baseline
(1.56 MB PDF)

Rainbow Lake SEIA

Vol_6C-Rainbow_Lake_SEIA
(614 KB PDF)

Zama City Baseline

Vol_4B-Zama_City_Baseline
(1.56 MB PDF)

Zama City SEIA

Vol_6C-Zama_City_SEIA
(606 KB PDF)

Industrial and Commercial Centres

Enterprise Baseline

Vol_4B-Enterprise_Baseline
(854 KB PDF)

Enterprise SEIA

Vol_6C-Enterprise_SEIA
(701 KB PDF)

Hay River Baseline

Vol_4B-Hay_River_Baseline
(853 KB PDF)

Hay River SEIA

Vol_6C-Hay_River_SEIA
(771 KB PDF)

Yellowknife Baseline

Vol_4B-Yellowknife_Baseline
(865 KB PDF)

Yellowknife SEIA

Vol_6C-Yellowknife_SEIA
(743 KB PDF)

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