Employment on BC Hydro's Site C dam increased to 3,775 workers in April 2019.
There were 603 Peace Region residents employed as construction and non-construction contractors, representing roughly 16% of the project’s total workforce.
Local workers make up 20% of the construction and non-construction workforce total of 3,066 workers, which includes work at the dam site, on transmission corridors, reservoir clearing, public roadworks, and camp accommodations.
There were a total of 2,950 workers, or 78%, from B.C. working for construction and non-construction contractors, and in engineering and project team jobs.
BC Hydro reports 144 apprentices, 283 indigenous people, and 398 women were working on the project in April.
The bulk of the project's construction and non-construction workforce continues to be heavy equipment operators, with nearly 600 employed on the project. There were 425 labourers and just under 300 engineers tallied. There were more than 350 carpenters and scaffolders employed.
Workforce numbers are collected monthly from contractors, which are also required under contract to report on indigenous inclusion and women participation on the project.
The figures do not include indirect or induced employment, BC Hydro says, while figures are not broken down by full-time or part-time work.
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