SITE C, B.C. – According to the employment statistics from BC Hydro, there were 4,430 works at the Site C project in March 2022 and 798 were from the Peace River Regional District, which is 22 per cent.

According to BC Hydro, these numbers are up from previous months and up from the same time last year.

Over 3,000 workers are B.C. primary residents, which is 71 per cent of the total, the report says.

This number is also up from February and January but down from the same time last year.

Annual Trending – BC Hydro

BC Hydro also says they have many opportunities for apprentices on the project and had 172 in March.

The report also states how many Indigenous people worked for Site C, adding that workers voluntarily self-declared their Indigenous status to the employer, with the number sitting at 337, up from February’s 317.

In March, BC Hydro says that 447 women worked on the project, also up from February’s number of 421.

Indigenous and women workforce – BC Hydro

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