FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Site C employment dropped to 4,562 workers in November, down 71 workers from October.

Of these workers, 70 per cent, or 3,199, were from British Columbia, and 24 per cent, or 905, were from the Peace River Regional District.

There were 356 Indigenous workers at Site C. At the same time in 2020, 400 Indigenous people were employed at Site C.

The number of women working at Site C decreased slightly from October to November. There were 482 women working in November 2021 compared to 514 in November 2020.

Apprentices employed on the project decreased from 168 in October to 162 during November.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. In November, there was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 32 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

As of January 5th, 2022, there were 528 workers in camp at Site C, with eight workers in isolation and two active cases of COVID-19.

Site C has put additional measures in place to screen workers returning to the site after the holiday season amid the surge in cases due to the Omicron variant.

All workers are being tested before returning to site, and are required to be fully vaccinated by January 10th.