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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of employees at the Site C Project continues to increase.

In April, Site C had 4,589 total workers at site, with 71 per cent— or 3,269 — being British Columbians, and 24 per cent —or 919— from the Peace Region. Both of these numbers are an increase from March’s numbers.

For apprentices employed on site, the numbers rose from 143 in March to 186 for April.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. There was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 29 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

Indigenous people were working at Site C increased from 346 in March to 366 in April.

Women working at Site C decreased by five for April at 469.

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Site C on April 29th in relation to two active clusters on the project.

As of June 2nd, there are 1,527 people at camp, 44 in isolation at camp, 47 in isolation at home, and 9 active cases of COVID-19. Since January 1st, 2021, there have been 92 cases of COVID-19 at Site C.

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