FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Site C employment dropped to 4,175 workers in December, down 387 workers from November.

Of these workers, 71 per cent, or 2,977, were from British Columbia, and 24 per cent, or 840, were from the Peace River Regional District.

There were 320 Indigenous workers at Site C. During the same time in 2020, 347 Indigenous people were employed at Site C.

There were 435 women working in December 2021 compared to 462 in December 2020.

Apprentices employed on the project decreased from 162 in November to 156 during December.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. In December, there was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 30 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

As of February 2nd, 2022, there were 1,318 workers in camp at Site C, with 38 in isolation and 80 active cases of COVID-19.