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  British Columbia Construction Association

The time is now !

Construction Industry Facts:

  • Across Canada, construction employs over 1,000,000
  • Construction in BC is a $15 billion industry - employing more than 125,000
  • Construction workers earn about $65,000 per year on average.
  • Within the next few years, the baby boom generation starts turning 65 and begins leaving the  workforce.
  • There will be a significant shortage of skill trades people to take the place of the retirees
  • The construction industry needs young people now
  • The rules of supply and demand suggest that construction wages will increase faster than the rate of inflation
  • It is estimated that a new apprentice in the construction trades today will be earning over $100,000 per year within the next ten years
  • Now represents a tremendous opportunity for bright young people to begin career as a construction trades apprentice
  • Become an apprentice in the construction trades – NOW!

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