Around Town: BC Construction Association Industry Survey
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) has released a construction industry survey for 2016. Highlights from the report include the fact skilled workers are the backbone of the industry, and tight supply is making it a worker’s market. It is estimated that 15,000 construction jobs in BC will be unfilled due to labour shortages by 2024.
Other survey show show that small employers are doing the best job keeping their workers despite offering lower wages. In addition, more women are apprenticing and British Columbians are moving home from Alberta. They have the experience that BC employers need. The culture shift is underway.
- $56,179 – Average annual salary of a BC construction worker
- $296 Billion – Capital costs of proposed construction projects in BC
- $81.7 Billion – Value of current construction projects in BC
- 215,000 – Number of employees in BC’s construction sector
- 92% – BC construction companies have less than 20 employees
- 94% – BC construction companies planning to hire this year
For more information on this report visit the BCCA website.
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