Thank you for your question, because it is important.
At a high level, most of these investments flow through to small and medium-sized enterprises and to individuals. For example, take the delivery of the construction work. Generally, we do that through a construction management contract to one large firm, but over 90% of the value of that contract is flow-through to subcontractors, which are competed for competitively and to small and medium-sized enterprises. The work happening here in the parliamentary precinct has a national footprint, so there's work happening across the country to support the work here.
Today, in the precinct, for example, there would be approximately 1,400 people working on a daily basis. For a project like the West Block, there's in excess of 5,000 person-years that have been created in employment. These types of rehabilitation projects are very labour-intensive jobs. These investments are creating thousands and thousands of jobs. In fact, we would have created more than 25,000 person-years' worth of employment to date, with 1,000 more coming.
Beyond the multiplier effect for small and medium-sized enterprises, we're also working to build capacity, so we're using apprenticeship programs. In fact, on the West Block, the largest stone masonry apprenticeship program in North America was launched, which included the largest proportion of female stone masons as well. As I indicated in my testimony, we are working with universities, so there's a large network of students who are working and using the Parliament Buildings, I think quite rightly, as a bit of a laboratory. We are harnessing the best research that Canadian universities can offer and students are getting real-life experience in what is quite a rare opportunity. We are continuing to look at mechanisms as to how we can increase the percentage of indigenous participation in the work, etc.
There's a large volume of work that's distributed across Ontario, certainly into Quebec, and then well beyond those borders as well.