Number of local workers at Site C increased in June

The view from the Site C construction site viewpoint on August 14, 2017. Photo by Chris Newton.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Employment statistics from the Site C project during the month of June have been released by BC Hydro, and show that there was an increase in not only the total number of workers, but also an increase in the number of local workers.

According to the statistics published by Hydro, the total number of people working on Site C in some capacity jumped from 2,522 in May to 2,633 in June. 2,224 were employed as contractors, while 409 were engineers or members of the Project Team. Of the over 2,200 contractors working on site, 1,744 or 78 percent were B.C. residents. Compared to May, there were 85 more B.C. residents working as contractors.

Photo by BC Hydro

The number of Peace River Regional District primary residents working as contractors on Site C in June also increased over the previous month. 771 PRRD residents, making up 35 percent of the contractor workforce worked on the dam’s construction, up from 736 in May.

As in May, there were a total of six temporary foreign workers working on the Site C project in June. There were also 47 apprentices working on site, along with 213 Aboriginal workers, and 378 women.