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Statement on BC Hydro’s inaugural Pay Transparency Report

Today BC Hydro released its first public Pay Transparency Report in accordance with the Province's Pay Transparency Act. This is an important step in building trust and helping to close the gender pay difference that still exists in B.C.

We are committed to transparency and building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our province. Over 2,500 women work at BC Hydro, and they are vital to our success. Men and women at BC Hydro are paid equally for doing the same jobs. However, women are underrepresented in higher-paying technical jobs, such as engineers and skilled trades, resulting in an overall average pay difference of about 14 cents per hour between men and women. 

There is little to no difference in pay by gender if we compare pay for specific roles. For example, there is little to no difference in pay between men and women in engineer roles. Our executive team is also gender balanced, made up of 50 per cent women.

We know we still have work to do, that is why we have set a goal for our workforce to meet or exceed the representation in the available B.C. workforce by 2026 for women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. 

Here are some of the things we are doing to support and increase the number of women in trades and technical jobs.

Examples include:

  • Setting goals to increase the recruitment and representation of women in STEM and trades roles at BC Hydro through education, support, and mentorship.
  • Promoting BC Hydro trades at schools with Women in Trades programs. 
  • Providing inclusive leadership training for all managers and crew leads. 
  • Creating connections so that each woman working in the trades at BC Hydro has a peer within the organization that they can speak to on any topic of concern.
  • Supporting our Women’s Network, an employee-run volunteer organization that supports professional development and career networking.
  • Providing maternity and parental leave benefits.

Please visit our website to learn more and read our Pay Transparency Report here [PDF, 186 KB]

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