900 construction jobs expected; locals already working

A number of local workers and businesses are benefitting from the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement Project – and the project has only just begun.

With construction activity on site for little more than a month, more than 15 local businesses have already been contracted for a variety of jobs. Local suppliers and contractors are doing work such as environmental monitoring, trucking, cleaning and watering neighbourhood streets, surveying, waste removal, fuel and septic services, and more.

Subcontractors working for PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., the company designing and building the new Mills Memorial Hospital and Seven Sisters facility in Terrace, have also hired local carpenters, labourers, and apprentices to work on site – with more opportunities to come.

Although a project of this size will require a significant out-of-town workforce, the PCL is dedicated to filling as many positions as possible with people from the local community and region.

In addition to advertising in local newspapers and online, company representatives have been reaching out to, and meeting with, local and regional labour organizations, including the employment and training departments of First Nations and the trades department of Coast Mountain College.

Throughout the life span of the project, PCL estimates 900 jobs will be created with up to 350 workers on site at a time.

In addition to the jobs created on the site, approximately 40 more will be created to support the out-of-town workers at a workcamp on the outskirts of town.

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