NEWS FROM THE FIELD
NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Sharing news that SHCA members need to know
retention are the keys to
the future of Canada’s
Canada’s construction industry must re-main
focused on recruitment and retention
as more than 250,000 construction workers
are expected to retire this decade, accord-ing
to the latest labour market forecast re-leased
by BuildForce Canada.
While slow and uneven construction job
growth is anticipated this decade as con-struction
activity levels off, the notable pro-vincial
exceptions are B.C.’s Lower Mainland
and Ontario’s Central and Eastern regions,
where rising project demands have out-paced
the available local workforce.
“Despite slower employment growth in
most provinces, recruitment pressures will
intensify with the estimated retirement of
up to 21 per cent of Canada’s construction
workforce this decade,” said Bill Ferreira,
executive director of BuildForce Canada.
“Simply put, the industry must remain fo-cused
on recruitment, training and mentor-ing
efforts to prevent a potential skills and
capacity gap over the next 10 years.”
BuildForce Canada’s 2018–2027 Con-struction
and Maintenance Looking
Forward forecast shows construction
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activity is expected to soften in most pro-vincial
markets due to the aging popu-lation
and weaker demand for Canadian
Zey Emir takes
Association’s helm for its
The Canadian Construction Association
(CCA) has appointed Zey Emir as chair of
the 2018 board of directors at its annual
general meeting. Emir takes over the posi-tion
from Chris McNally, director of C & M
McNally Engineering Corp.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Morsky Construction Ltd.
1st Vice Chairman
2nd Vice Chairman
AECON Transportation West Inc.
C. Duncan Construction Ltd.
G.W. Construction Ltd.
ASL Paving Ltd.
Consolidated Construction Co.
Inland Aggregates, a Division of LeHigh
Hanson Materials Limited
BLS Asphalt Inc
Potzus Paving & Road Maintenance Ltd.
H.J.R. Asphalt Ltd.
Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.
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