October Site C employment numbers show 70 per cent of workers were British Columbians

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The October Site C employment numbers were released on Monday afternoon, showing that 3,…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The October Site C employment numbers were released on Monday afternoon, showing that 3,259 (70 per cent) of the 4,633 workers were British Columbians.

Of that 70 per cent, 984  workers on site are Peace River Regional District residents, or 25 per cent of the construction and non-construction workforce.

In October 2020, there were 5,181 workers on-site,  548 more workers than in 2021.

Site C workforce numbers reached 5,108 on-site at their peak in July 2021, and they have been declining since.

According to the workforce report, there was one international worker in a specialized position and 36 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

There were 384 Indigenous people working at Site C in October. At the same time last year, 566 Indigenous people were employed at Site C.

The number of women working at Site C increased from September to October. There were 495 women working in the month of October 2021 compared to 566 in October 2020.

The majority of workers at Site C are labourers, heavy equipment operators and carpenters or scaffolders.

According to the workforce report, the number of workers and the proportion from any location will vary from month to month based on the seasonal nature of construction work.

More information about Site C employment numbers can be found on the Site C Project website

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