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Site C employment above 5,000 for August

As of Monday, Oct. 4, there were 1,647 workers reported at camp
Construction activity in the dam core trench, including drying glacial till, cleaning the bedrock layer, and placing filters and aggregates, August 2021.

Employment on the Site C dam held steady above 5,000 workers in August, according to the latest figures from BC Hydro.

There were 5,087 workers reported, down 21 jobs from July, and year-over-year the dam’s workforce is up more than 280 workers from last August. 

As of Monday, Oct. 4, there were 1,647 workers reported at camp, including 24 in self-isolation at camp, and 30 workers isolating at home due to COVID-19. There are 22 active COVID-19 cases among the workforce.

Of the total August 2021 workforce, one in five workers remained local, with 1,050 Peace region residents employed by construction and non-construction contractors, down four month over month.

There were 3,513 B.C. workers, or 69%, working for construction and non-construction contractors, and in engineering and project team jobs.

BC Hydro reported 19 apprentices for the month, up eight from July, as well as 393 indigenous workers (no change), and 517 women (-13) working on the project.

There was one temporary foreign worker employed in a specialized position, BC Hydro said, and another 40 managers and other professionals working under the federal international mobility program.

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