Upskilling Alberta’s Construction Workforce: A Response to Changing Technology – en anglais seulement (2020)


The construction industry makes up a significant portion of Alberta’s economy and is a major employer. Rapid innovation in the sector promises productivity gains and economic growth, but also shifts the skill sets that will be needed in the future. Alberta’s construction industry risks being left behind and outcompeted in an increasingly challenging marketplace if efforts are not made to identify and overcome barriers to adopting emerging technologies.

Through an extensive literature review and interviews with industry experts, this strategy seeks to understand what emerging skill sets will be needed by the industry in the future, identify what barriers exist to driving adoption of those skills, and present recommendations to help overcome those barriers.