Canada’s construction industry is suffering from a shortage of workers. A Canadian construction industry association, BuildForce Canada, has estimated that there may be a shortfall of 250,000 workers by 2021. Most of these workers will be required to replace 210,000 workers who will retire during the next eight years.
Buildforce Canada has released a report entitled Construction Looking Forward. The report says that the residential construction sector is actually likely to contract slightly, resulting in 8,000 fewer jobs by 2021. The non-residential construction sector is likely to grow slightly, creating 44,000 extra jobs.
In particular, construction projects linked to resources projects will create jobs. There will be mining projects in Labrador, Newfoundland, Northern Ontario and Saskatchewan. There will also be jobs created in Alberta and British Columbia as oil companies attempt to tap the oil sands, and there will be opportunities in infrastructure projects.
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