Site C workforce hits new milestone with 3,000 workers in June

Employment on BC Hydro’s Site C dam jumped to 3,093 workers in June.

It's a new employment milestone on the $10.7-billion project, and up from 2,810 workers on the project in May.

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There were 664 residents from the Peace Region on site employed as construction and non-construction contractors, or roughly 21 per cent of the project’s total workforce.

Local workers make up 28 per cent of the construction and non-construction workforce total of 2,363 workers, which includes work at the dam site, on transmission corridors, reservoir clearing, public roadworks, and camp accommodations.

There were a total of 2,531 workers, 82 per cent, from B.C. in construction and non-construction contractors, engineers and project team jobs.

BC Hydro says there were three temporary foreign workers employed on the project in June, along with 56 apprentices, 240 First Nations people, and 404 women.

The bulk of the project's construction and non-construction workforce continues to be heavy equipment operators, with roughly 625 employed on the project. There were another 375 labourers, 125 engineers, and nearly 175 other professionals, technicians, and office staff.

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.  

View the employment report in full by clicking here

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Site C employment trends, June 2018. Source: BC Hydro

 

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Site C employment trends, June 2018. Source: BC Hydro
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