Press Releases


- Modest gains in new home building this year, a second wave of planned mining, utility and pipeline projects, and a steady rise in maintenance work will help restore construction employment to previous highs by 2021, according to the latest labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada....
- Alberta’s construction industry is projected to lose up to 11,000 jobs over the coming year as several large projects reach completion and low oil prices continue to limit new investment and growth, according to the latest labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “While a...
- Ottawa – In celebration of Women’s History Month and the changing role of women in construction, BuildForce Canada and Women Building Futures announced today that they are teaming up to lead more women into careers in construction. “Encouraging more women to pursue the construction trades is not...
- One in 13 Canadian Workers Make Living in Construction Ottawa – As Canada gets set to celebrate Labour Day, the construction industry is recognizing the contributions of 1.3 million Canadians who build, repair and maintain a whopping $2.1 trillion worth of infrastructure each year. “We’re very proud...
- With Canada’s home renovation industry continuing to grow, new construction holding steady, and an aging workforce with many people nearing retirement, Canada’s residential construction industry will need more than 129,000 new skilled workers over the next decade. This is according to the new...
- Alberta – Declining oil prices are having an impact on the province’s construction industry, resulting in new project cancellations, delays and job losses. The industry, howewver, is expected to rebound after a three-year downturn, according to the latest forecast from BuildForce Canada. “While oil...
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Major resource projects that have dominated the province’s 10-year construction boom will peak this year and create a second wave of new jobs starting in 2019, according to the latest forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “The challenge is sustaining a skilled...
- British Columbia – With the startup of major projects, B.C.’s construction job growth will lead all other provinces from now to 2024, according to the latest forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “Big engineering projects are starting, and commercial and residential building is gaining...
- Ottawa – The composition of resource-related investments is changing after more than a decade-long construction expansion, driven by new resource developments. Major infrastructure projects, sustaining capital and maintenance work that support Canada’s new resource capacity become important drivers...
- Nova Scotia – With a shrinking youth population and the retirement of more than 8,000 construction workers over the coming decade, Nova Scotia’s construction employers need to stay focused on recruitment, according to the latest forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “Labour mobility is a...