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BC Hydro releases latest employment numbers

3,812 workers from British Columbia
Attaching the centre-phase conductor and installing corona rings on a Site C transmission tower.

BC Hydro has released total workforce numbers and include workers working off the dam site area, workers working from home and/or workers who may have been on site at any one time in that month, who may have been on days off for other periods of time.

The latest employment statistics show that 5,705 total workers on the Site C project in April 2023.

Of the total workers, 3,812 were from British Columbia, or 67% - while there were 959 workers on site from the Peace River Regional District — or 20% of the construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce.

The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 243 in March 2023, to 290 during the month of April 2023, additionally, there were 48 management and professionals working for Site C construction and non-construction contractors through the federal International Mobility Program.

There were 464 Indigenous people working for Site C. The number of Indigenous people was provided by on-site construction and non-construction contractors that have a contractual requirement to report on Indigenous inclusion in their workforce.  There were 552 women working for Site C construction and non-construction contractors.

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