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Reporting on workforce diversity and pay

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Workforce diversity reporting

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)

Workforce representation 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23


Workforce (1)

Women 32.1% 32.5% 32.3% 32.0% 32.6%
Visible minorities 22.4% 22.9% 27.5% 27.6% 28.0%
Indigenous Peoples (2) 2.8% 2.7% 4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 3.6%
Persons with disabilities 1.6% 1.6% 4.1% 3.7% 3.7% 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 Canada Census (2016). The 2021 Census will be applied in Q1 of fiscal 2023.
  2. We have an Indigenous representation target of 5% 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 2SLGBTQIA+. 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 as of March 31st for each fiscal year. Updates are published annually.

Pay transparency reporting

Starting in 2023, we report annually on pay transparency in alignment with the Pay Transparency Act. The report shows pay differences by gender at BC Hydro. 

While men and women are paid equally for doing the same jobs at BC Hydro, there’s a pay difference due to fewer women in higher-paying trades and technical jobs. We’re taking action to support and increase the number of women in these roles. 

Learn more about the pay difference and the specific actions were taking by reviewing our report.