Job Opportunities

Construction of Site C will create approximately 13,000 person-years of direct employment during construction.

Jobs with Site C

Since construction started in July 2015, Site C has been creating jobs for British Columbians. In the coming months and years, many more jobs will be created as main civil works construction activities increase, and as major contracts get underway for turbines and generators, transmission and the generating station and spillways.

The list below contains some of the types of jobs needed for construction, with links to information from the Government of Canada's National Occupation Classification (NOC) website.

  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters (industrial and formworkers)
  • Cement masons / concrete finishers
  • Construction trade helpers and labourers
  • Construction supervisors and forepersons
    • Metal forming
    • Electrical trades
    • Pipefitting
    • Carpentry
    • Other construction trades
  • Crane operators
  • Culinary workers and kitchen personnel - cooks, bakers and chefs
  • Drillers and blasters
  • Electricians - instrumentation, industrial and winders
    • Industrial electricians
    • Electrical winders
    • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 
  • Foresters
  • Heavy duty mechanics
  • Heavy equipment operators (backhoe, skidsteer, dozer, excavator, grader, shovel, feller/buncher, loader and zoom boom operators)
  • HVAC technicians
  • Instrumentation and control technicians
  • Insulators
  • Ironworkers (reinforcing and structural)
  • Millwrights (industrial mechanics)
  • Painters
  • Pile drivers
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Scaffolders
  • Security guard staff
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Surveyors
  • Truck drivers
  • Underground tunnellers

If you are interested in a career in the trades or would like more information about specific jobs or trades training information, please see the websites for the Industry Training Authority or WorkBC.


BC Hydro’s Project Team

While BC Hydro's contractors will hire the vast majority of workers on the Site C project, BC Hydro will also require employees for its project team. BC Hydro job opportunities will be posted online at:, Employment Connections, and WorkBC.


Additional Information