As a $20.1 billion dollar industry, construction provides 8.6% of B.C.’s wealth and employs 236,000 men and women, making it the largest employer in B.C.’s goods sector.
In addition to its size and impact, the industry has some key milestones on its horizon. The industry is facing a skilled labour shortfall that, by 2029, will see 23,000 construction industry jobs that cannot be filled by the provincial labour supply. By 2032, the industry will be building carbon neutral buildings. By 2041, one million people are expected to have moved into Metro Vancouver. Such pressures will require the industry to build faster, cheaper, greener and more productively than ever before.
Leveraging our 90-year history and with a targeted focus on supporting our members and the future, we plan to elevate to a new level VRCA’s industry roles – to Educate, Advocate and Facilitate – through the evolution of current, and the development of new programs and services, that harness opportunity and address challenge.
Specifically, we will: