Site C workforce climbs to 3,300

Employment at hydroelectric project rises from 3,093 workers in June

Employment on BC Hydro’s Site C dam continues to grow, with 3,303 workers in July 2018.

That’s up from 3,093 workers in June, according to the latest employment report released Thursday.

There were 705 Peace Region residents on site employed as construction and non-construction contractors, or roughly 21 per cent of the project’s total workforce.

Local workers make up 26 per cent of the construction and non-construction workforce total of 2,675 workers, which includes work at the dam site, on transmission corridors, reservoir clearing, public roadworks, and camp accommodations.