Site C Reaches Employment Milestone
Prince George, B.C. – Twenty-one hundred and counting.
That’s how many workers BC Hydro says were employed at the Site C Clean Energy Project in January.
Of those more than 2,100 workers, the government says 1,719, or 81 per cent of the workforce, were British Columbians.
The January stats also reveal 677 of those workers are from the Peace River Regional District – making up 41 per cent of the construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce.
“The latest job numbers reflect an increase in construction activities as main civil works advances and highway realignment work gets underway on the project,” says the Ministry of Energy and Mines. “Additional construction activities are scheduled to take place this year as the turbines and generators contractor mobilizes to site this spring.”
The Ministry adds there were 195 Aboriginal people working on the project in January along with 257 women.