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Site C workforce up to 4,430 in March

Just under 1 in 5 workers are local, with 798 Peace region residents employed by construction and non-construction contractors
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Construction at the Site C intakes.

Employment on the Site C dam grew to 4,430 workers in March, according to the latest figures from BC Hydro.

That's up from 4,153 workers in February and up from 4,321 in March of last year, and includes all workers who worked during the month, according to BC Hydro.

Of the total workforce for this past March, just under one in five workers were local, with 798 Peace region residents employed by construction and non-construction contractors, up 26 workers from the month prior.

There were 3,124 B.C. residents, or 71% of the workforce, working for construction and non-construction contractors, and in engineering and project team jobs, according to the report.

BC Hydro reported 172 apprentices (+13), as well as 337 indigenous workers (+20), and 447 women (+26) working on the project.

There was one temporary foreign worker employed in a specialized position, BC Hydro said, and another 28 managers and other professionals working under the federal international mobility program.

As of April 29, the latest available data, there were 1,635 workers reported in camp.


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