FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Site C employment increased to 4,153 workers in February, up 162 workers from January.

Of these workers, 70 per cent or 2,917 were from British Columbia, and 23 per cent or 772 were from the Peace River Regional District.

There were 317 Indigenous people working for Site C in February. During the same time, in 2021, 300 Indigenous people were employed at Site C.

421 women were working for Site C in February 2022, down from 437 in February 2021.

The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 140 in January 2022 to 159 during the month of February 2022.

B.C. Hydro says they’ve contracted with companies that have substantial global expertise. During the month of February 2022, there was one worker in a specialized position working for Site C.

Hydro says there were 27 management and professionals working for Site C construction and non-construction contractors through the Federal International Mobility Program.