The latest forecast from BuildForce Canada reveals construction demands will remain exceptionally high for the next couple of years and peak in the latter half of 2021 based on the number of currently tracked projects in B.C.
The province’s construction industry will be short 11,700 workers over the next two years and some 23,000 workers short by 2029.
Non-residential construction demand in B.C. is driven by several major projects, including: Site C, LNG Canada export terminal, TC Energy Coastal GasLink pipeline, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. In the Lower Mainland, demand is driven by key infrastructure projects including: the Pattullo Bridge Replacement, SkyTrain expansion in Surrey and along Broadway, ongoing expansion of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), redevelopment of St. Paul’s Hospital, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority container expansion program.
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