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The development of Muskrat Falls is generating significant employment opportunities.

The project will provide 9,100 person-years of direct employment in the province, 5,800 of which will take place in Labrador. Direct employment during construction peaked in 2015 at more than 5,000 people.

Construction began in 2013 and is well underway at multiple locations across Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to building the new hydroelectric generating facility at Muskrat Falls, construction of the new transmission lines and other project infrastructure (such as switchyards, converter stations, grounding stations) is also underway from Churchill Falls to the Avalon Peninsula.

Newfoundland & Labrador, Phase One

Direct employment in province (person-years)* 9,100
Direct employment occurring in Labrador (person-years)* 5,800
Total employment (direct, indirect, induced) (person-years)* 23,300
Total income to labour and business $1.9 billion
Average income benefits per year $320 million
Taxes to provincial government $290 million

* One person-year represents 2,000 hours of work per year –
the equivalent of someone working 40 hours per week for 50 weeks

Detailed employment information is available at

In 2012 Nalcor Energy launched, an online employment database where anyone interested in working on the project can create an online profile and resume, find information about contractors working with the project, and learn more about job opportunities  available throughout construction.

Registering with is the most effective way to ensure your resume and information is accessible to contractors and unions seeking qualified workers with the project. Once you’ve completed the registration process and provided consent, your resume will immediately be accessible to contractors and unions working on the project.

To learn more about job opportunities, labour requirements and how to apply for positions, visit

Nalcor Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in the workplace and encourage women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities to express interest in employment with the Lower Churchill Project by registering at