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Construction activity in Canada moves into slow growth mode

After two years of decline, construction activity in Canada is expected to edge slightly higher this year. Growth overall will be slower and uneven across the provinces, with the anticipated start and finish of major projects and downturn in residential building. One of the biggest challenges across the entire industry this decade is offsetting the rapid retirement of an estimated 21 percent of the country's construction workforce, according to the latest labour market forecast released  by BuildForce Canada.

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BuildForce Canada Celebrates National Tradesmen Day Across the Generations

In recognition of the changing face of Canada's construction industry, BuildForce Canada is acknowledging the contributions of tradespeople across the generations, on National Tradesmen Day. Over the next decade, Canada's construction workforce will change dramatically, with up to one-quarter of its skilled baby boomers retiring."Today is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for those who've made construction their life's work, and to welcome a new generation," said Rosemary Sparks, Executive Director of BuildForce Canada.

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