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Construction employment pauses pending upswing
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 2/10/2015

Vancouver, February 10, 2015 – Construction industry employment took a seasonal breather in January, but the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region, Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford can expect sector growth later in 2015.  Construction sector jobs in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region totaled 116...

8th Annual Salary Survey
Author : VRCA & Hays Recruitment Publish Date : 2/10/2015

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), in partnership with Hays Construction & Property, is conducting its 8th annual Salary Survey, which will result in the 2015 Salary Guide. The Salary Guide provides insight into compensation and benefits offered across the construction manag...

Investment in non-residential building construction up in Metro Vancouver, down in Abbotsford
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 4/17/2015

Vancouver, April 17, 2015 – Total non-residential building construction investment in Metro Vancouver increased for the third consecutive quarter.   In Metro Vancouver, investment increased 4.1% to $858.2 million in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter. Institutional-governm...

Building permits surge in February
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 4/10/2015

Vancouver, April 10, 2015 – The total dollar value of building permits issued by municipalities in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region jumped up 52% in February 2015, increasing to $630.9 million compared to $416.3 million in January 2015, according to data released today by Statistics Canada....

Construction employment up thanks to mild weather
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 4/10/2015

  Vancouver, April 10, 2015 – Construction industry employment edged up in March in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region, signaling a positive outlook for the rest of 2015.  Construction sector jobs in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region totaled 117,800 in March, according to the Vanc...

2015 VRCA Salary Guide
Author : VRCA & Hays Recruitment Publish Date : 3/27/2015

CLICK HERE for the VRCA 2015 Salary Guide.   The VRCA Salary Guide provides a cross section of average salaries, with a minimum-typical-maximum range for construction management professionals as well as an overview of some of the trends from the industry. We have sourced the information in...

A Belief in Mentoring Aligns Under 40 Construction Workers with KidStart
Author : KidStart Mentoring Program Publish Date : 3/20/2015

The VRCA U40 Network is proud to announce that we raised a total of $4,480 last year for The KidStart Mentoring Program!  Click here to learn more about the U40s and our involvement with KidStart from Steve Reitenbach, Chair of the U40 Network.

Construction employment signals positive outlook for 2015
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 3/13/2015

Vancouver, March 13, 2015 – Construction industry employment edged up slightly in February in theLower Mainland-Southwest region, with Metro Vancouver leading the way with a 3% gain, signalling apositive outlook for the rest of 2015. According to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits down in January 2015
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 3/6/2015

Vancouver, March 6, 2015 – The dollar value of building permits in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region declined in all sectors in January 2015, decreasing 31% compared to December 2014.  The main reason for the decline came from the non-residential sector which decreased 67% in total, lea...

VRCA supports the proposed 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 2/16/2015

VRCA supports the proposed 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax10 year transit plan viewed as integral to regional growth, improved productivity, long term prosperity VANCOUVER, February 16, 2015 – The Board of Directors of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association has voted t...

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