British Columbia has approximately $206 billion in proposed construction projects on its books. B.C.’s construction industry, which comprises more than 25,700 companies and employs 236,000 men and women, contributes $21.1 billion towards B.C.’s gross domestic product, accounting for 8.6 per cent of the province’s GDP.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) is B.C.’s largest regional construction association, and represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional services providers who operate in the industrial, commercial, institutional and high-rise residential construction industry in the Lower Mainland.
VRCA’s success as an industry advocate and thought leader flows from its ability to engage members on issues that impact them and engage government and other stakeholders on the issues with a view to influencing positive change. As such, VRCA publicly takes positions and speaks out on business issues that impact its members positively or negatively while remaining non-partisan.
It partners with the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and other stakeholders as appropriate, to amplify its advocacy voice and influence provincial and national conversations on issues affecting the local construction industry.