Site C supported more than 2,522 jobs in May

Crews continue Site C construction work on the north bank of the Peace River July 8, 2017. The project employed 2,522 people in May | Photo: Matt Preprost 

BC Hydro’s latest employment numbers show there were 2,522 workers employed on the project in May in both construction and non-construction jobs, including engineers and project staff.

That includes 2,027 workers from B.C., or 80% of the workforce. There were 736 workers from the Peace River Regional District—or 35% of the workforce.

The majority of workers were heavy equipment operators —about 650 of them, according to the report, followed by just over 200 labourers and just under 200 professionals, technicians, and office staff. 

There were 211 Aboriginal workers and 47 apprentices working on the project, while another 393 women were employed.

Six workers in specialized positions were classified as temporary foreign workers. 

BC Hydro expects employment to increase as main civil works and Highway 29 realignment work continues, and contracts get underway for the turbines and generators, the transmission and generating station, and the spillways.

Alaska Highway News

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