FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -Site C employment continues to be on the rise, with 5,108 workers working on the BC Hydro project in July.

Of the workers, 70 per cent, or 3,578, were from British Columbia, and 24 per cent, or 1,054, were from the Peace River Regional District.

Indigenous workers at Site C rose to 393 in July, up from 375 in June. Women workers dropped slightly to 530 in July from 532 in June.

There were also 189 apprentices working for Site C during July,  up from 176 in June.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. In July, there was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 40 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

On August 18th, Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Site C.

As of September 2nd, there were 1,541 people at camp, with 26 in isolation at camp, 29 in isolation at home. Since January 1st, there have been 168 cases of COVID-19 at Site C.