Construction has a problem: not only does it need more workers, but the existing workforce is aging.
At $40 billion, the LNG Canada project is the largest single private investment project in Canadian history. It comes as British Columbia grapples with an aging population and workforce.
The construction industry already employs nearly a quarter million British Columbians, and it needs more workers. Recruiting, training and retaining workers has become a big part of every construction company’s long term strategy.
Todd Cumiskey is the Vice President of Workforce Development for the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association and is one of the key figures in addressing this labour crunch. Todd joined Rick in studio.
Rick Cluff is an award-winning journalist who hosted the popular CBC Radio Vancouver morning program “The Early Edition” from 1997 until his retirement in April of 2018.
He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews and asked more than half a million questions, of prime ministers, premiers, presidents and some of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment personalities.