About the Vancouver Regional Construction Association
As a $21.1 billion dollar industry, construction provides 8.6% of B.C.’s wealth and employs 236,000 men and women, making it the largest employer in B.C.’s goods sector.
In addition to its size and impact, the industry has some key milestones on its horizon. The industry is facing a skilled labour shortfall that, by 2028, will see 25,700 construction industry jobs that cannot be filled by the provincial labour supply. By 2032, the industry will be building carbon neutral buildings. By 2041, one million people are expected to have moved into Metro Vancouver. Such pressures will require the industry to build faster, cheaper, greener and more productively than ever before.
Therein lies the challenge and the opportunity that inspired VRCA’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. Leveraging our 90-year history and with a targeted focus on supporting our members and the future, we plan to elevate to a new level VRCA’s industry roles – to Educate, Advocate and Facilitate – through the evolution of current, and the development of new programs and services, that harness opportunity and address challenge.
Specifically, we will:
Foster a culture of continuous learning across the industry by providing world-class technical and non-technical education and training.
Foster an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and adoption of standard practices in order to facilitate fair, open and transparent business practices across the industry.
Enable connections and opportunities across the industry by providing a range of business-oriented programs, services and support that include first-class networking opportunities.