International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, as the world recognized the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls everywhere.
BuildForce also celebrated that day, even as it heightened our commitment to greater inclusion by women in the construction industry not only on International Women’s Day, but ongoing, as we work to realize the potential for even greater participation by women in the industry.
BuildForce Canada’s 2020–2029 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward reports stress the importance of looking to the skills and energies of women to help empower the construction labour force of the future. Of the 1.1 million tradespeople employed in the industry last year, women made up only 4.7%. Women are also underrepresented in off-site construction positions.