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Reporting on workforce diversity

BC Hydro workers in conference room

Reporting on our progress

We’re building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our province. Our goal is to continue to be an employer of choice for candidates of diverse backgrounds, capabilities, thoughts, cultures and ethnicities to help us deliver safe, reliable, clean power to the province. We’ll measure our success by comparing representation of designated groups against the available workforce in B.C. 

Read more on how we’re supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

BC Hydro workforce representation by designated group (5-year trend)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021


Workforce (1)

Women 29.6% 30.5% 32.1% 32.5% 32.3%
Visible minorities 20.2% 21.2% 22.4% 22.9% 27.5%
Indigenous Peoples (2) 2.6% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 4.0% 3.6%
Persons with disabilities 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 4.1% 10.0%
  1. The percentage targets are based on the available B.C. workforce in the subset of the labour market in the occupations we hire, as derived from the current census (2016).  
  2. We have an Indigenous representation target to achieve a 25% increase from our F21 baseline by end of F26. It supports efforts to increase the percentage of Indigenous employees at BC Hydro with a focus on growing Indigenous participation in non-trade areas. 
  • BC Hydro partners with BC Statistics to collect and host BC Hydro’s diversity data to protect employee privacy. The optional diversity questionnaire is administered by BC Stats at the time of hire. It asks employees whether they identify as members of any of the designated groups including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ2S+. BC Stats provides BC Hydro with quarterly reports comparing the representation of designated groups at BC Hydro with the available BC workforce. BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province providing statistical and economic research, information and analysis. Their mandate is to produce high quality data intelligence about British Columbia’s citizens, economy and government.
  • Data is refreshed by March 31. Updates published by Q2 each fiscal year.