July 23, 2012
VIDEO: VRCA seminar on recruiting foreign workers
On July 17, 2012, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association held a seminar to update members on foreign worker recruitment.
With a looming labour shortage and an increase in large-scale projects across the country, BC employers are looking at many nontraditional avenues for a replacement workforce once the baby boomer generation starts to retire.
VRCA President Keith Sashaw hosted a panel featuring Abigail Fulton of the British Columbia Construction Association, Rowan O’ Grady of Hays Recruiting and Michael Chew, the head of the BC Provincial Nominee Program.
All of the panelists brought different perspectives to the event, and attendees were able to hear first person experiences of bringing workers into Canada, the factors that can determine whether a foreign worker will make a suitable employee, and the large number of Irish skilled trade workers who want to emigrate to Canada for work.
Skills Competences Canada held its 2013 Skills Canada National Competition at BC Place in downtown Vancouver from June 5th to June 8th.
Reed Construction Data's chief economist, Alex Carrick, updates the status of Canada's exports industry, breaking it down by the country's regions.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 17th, 2013.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association held its annual Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. from May 31 to June 1st. The event featured many educational panels including a very informative session on substance abuse in the construction industry.
This year’s Canstruction Toronto event saw 18 teams of designers, engineers and architects build larger than life sculptures made out of cans. Designs ranged from the winning “Two Cans“ depicting two toucans to Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 10th, 2013.
The BC chapter of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction held the2013 BC Steel Design Awards of Excellence on May 23 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 3rd, 2013.
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