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Jobs & Business Opportunities

Construction of Site C will create approximately 13,000 person-years of direct employment during construction. Site C will also provide business opportunities from the Peace Region and the rest of the province.

Training and Apprenticeship


We understand the importance of hiring locally. To help increase the availability of local labour, we've invested approximately $1.5 million in a number of skills and trades training programs.

  • Pre skills training programs through Northern Lights College and partnerships with North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS) designed for people interested in working on the Site C project.
    • Pre-Heavy Equipment Operator Skills Program
      We worked with Northern Lights College and Site C contractors to develop this pilot program. This program was successfully delivered in October 2021. This pilot program was designed for local Indigenous candidates interested in becoming heavy equipment operators on the Site C project. 
    • Pre-Carpentry Skills Program
      We successfully delivered this pilot program in April 2019 with Northern Lights College. The intent of this program was to provide an overview of the skills required for the carpentry trade (essential skills training), general employment knowledge (employment readiness), overview of job requirements for carpenters, knowledge of B.C.’s apprenticeship system, and Site C project specific knowledge for local Indigenous candidates.
    • Environmental Training Program
      In 2021, we successfully delivered an environmental training program with Northern Lights College that was structured to contain new COVID-19 safety plans. The program included workforce training certifications in preparation for employment opportunities on the Site C project for local Indigenous candidates
  • $1 million to Northern Lights College Foundation for our Trades and Skills Training bursary through the creation of student bursaries.
  • $184,000 to Northern Opportunities for the creation of a school district career counsellor position to help students transition into trades and career training.
  • $100,000 to the North East Native Advancing Society to support trades training under its North East Aboriginal Trades Training program.
  • $175,000 over five years to Northern Opportunities for its pre-apprenticeship program.

For a list of positions that may be available throughout the duration of the project, please visit Jobs with Site C.


Site C is creating valuable training and apprenticeship opportunities for young workers and persons new to the trades. It is estimated that about half of Site C’s anticipated workforce will consist of apprenticeable trades.

We've included apprenticeship targets in several contracts, including the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, the transmission lines, substation contracts, and the Balance of Plant contracts.