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BuildForce revamps careers in construction website


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November 27, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

BuildForce Canada has redesigned its Careers in Construction website to make it easier for construction job hunters to match their skill set with current openings.

Website features include:

  • A career finder option to help job seekers find careers that suit their interests and lifestyle
  • Labour market information maps to provide a forecast of trades and occupations that are, or will be in demand, and in which provinces
  • Videos of industry people sharing their experience in the skilled trades

“Students, their parents, and those changing jobs, can now easily get really practical information to make a great career choice,” said Rosemary Sparks, executive director of BuildForce Canada. “The website points young people in the right direction by explaining more than 50 construction trades and occupations in a straight-forward, user-friendly way.”

The construction industry currently employs 1 in 14 Canadian workers, and with more than a quarter of its workforce getting set to retire over the next decade, there will be tremendous job opportunities, said Sparks.

“That opens up close to 250,000 new positions, right across the country,” added Sparks. “The Careers in Construction website is a great resource that helps job seekers learn more about all of the opportunities to build a rewarding career.”


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