Labour Market

Over the next decade, B.C.’s construction industry will need to recruit 62,200 workers province wide to keep pace with market demand and offset the 44,200 retirements expected from the industry.

BuildForce Canada labour market forecasts

To learn how VRCA is helping industry to navigate the skilled labour shortage, visit VRCA’s Skilled Labour Shortage advocacy page


Hiring in a labour shortage


Builders Code

  • The Builders Code is a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites in BC. It defines an “Acceptable Worksite” as the starting point for reducing risk and ensuring a safe and productive environment for all workers.

Salary surveys


Employment statistics


Careers in Construction


Education and trades training