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- TORONTO – Ontario is in good shape to meet the demands of a growing construction industry, despite its shrinking workforce, according to a new forecast released today by the Construction Sector Council (CSC). Construction Looking Forward – Labour Requirements from 2006 to 2014 for Ontario, says a...
- EDMONTON – Industry leaders agree, following the release today of a new labour requirements forecast, that the path to continued growth for Alberta’s construction industry lies in the right skills training. The forecast says that tight labour conditions and the shortage of some skilled trades will...
- OTTAWA – An industry-developed website about careers in construction has already drawn thousands of visitors, mostly youth and educators looking to find out what the work is like and where the jobs are. The new site is aimed at providing students and counselors with information on construction...
- OTTAWA – With more than 62,000 construction workers retiring within the next 10 years, a new study points to a major opportunity for Aboriginal youth. That’s according to A Study of Aboriginal Participation in the Construction Industry commissioned by the Construction Sector Council (CSC) and the...
- OTTAWA – The financial and social costs associated with working away from home are shackling an important source of labour in Canada’s construction industry, according to new report published by the Construction Sector Council (CSC). “Mobile workers are generally a dissatisfied group,” says Bob...
- OTTAWA – Canadian construction companies could be missing out on a huge pool of skilled labour because of an inconsistent, informal method of assessing foreign-trained worker credentials, says a new study published this fall by the Construction Sector Council (CSC). A Study of Assessment and...
- OTTAWA – A first-of-its-kind forecasting model released today by the Construction Sector Council (CSC) indicates a growing need for a mobile workforce able to move between provinces, industries and sectors to keep pace with the increased demand for skilled trades. The model creates an assessment of...
- OTTAWA – The launch of computer-based training for pipeline construction workers will improve worker mobility and safety, say industry leaders. The Construction Sector Council’s Pipeline Construction Safety Training Course has generated widespread interest from pipeline owners, employers...
- OTTAWA – New research from the Construction Sector Council (CSC) highlights the need to tap into new sources of labour and to address inconsistent training in the construction industry to deal with a shrinking workforce and skills shortages where they exist. “With the results of four new studies, we...
- OTTAWA – The Construction Sector Council (CSC) is poised to provide on-line training to construction management following the federal government’s approval of $663,000 in funding. The CSC is working with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to move its national Gold-Seal Certification Program...