Advocacy

Skilled Labour Shortages

 
Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in British Columbia, however the lack of available skilled mechanical tradespeople impacts the timely delivery of projects. This labour shortage is further exacerbated by the 44,000 mechanical contracting workers who are expected to retire between 2020 and 2029.

A concerted industry effort is required to recruit, educate, and train the next generation of construction industry workers. However, eliminating barriers to entry for tradespeople from other countries and enabling them access to affordable housing options has been identified as an urgent priority. There is no time to waste as the demographic challenges are widespread and the competition for younger workers is intense.

Learn more about the workforce outlook in BC: BC Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward 2020-2029

February 6, 2020 BuildForce Canada Press Release

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