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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Site C employment dropped to 3,991 workers to start the new year, down 184 workers from December.

Of these workers, 71 per cent, or 2,824, were from British Columbia, and 24 per cent, or 775, were from the Peace River Regional District.

There were 299 Indigenous workers at Site C. During the same time in 2021, 281 Indigenous people were employed at Site C.

There were 399 women working in January, down from 434 in January 2021.

Apprentices employed on the project decreased from 156 in December to 140 in January.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. In January, there was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 28 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

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