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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...

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...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits break records in 2014
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 2/10/2015

Vancouver, February 10, 2015 – Building permits in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region reached their highest level since the recession in 2014, increasing 9% over 2013.  Municipalities across the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region issued $7.7 billion worth of building permits in 2014, report...

Building Permits down in the Lower Mainland-Southwest, up in Abbotsford
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 1/14/2015

Vancouver, January 14, 2015 – The Lower Mainland-Southwest Region saw a large drop in building permits in November 2014 while Abbotsford saw permits increase. Total building permits issued across the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region, typically a key sign of future construction activity, fell 58...

Construction employment rates rise in 2014
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 1/14/2015

Vancouver, January 14, 2015 – In 2014, construction industry employment increased throughout the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region, Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford despite seasonal sluggishness at year’s end.  The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) reports that the Low...

VRCA News Feature: Construction in Vancouver
Author : VRCA & BIV Newspaper Publish Date : 1/13/2015

Click here to read this week’s issue of Construction in Vancouver which highlights VRCA members along with stories of interest to those involved in industrial, commercial and institutional construction across BC.

Abbotsford building permit values down in October
-- Non-residential and residential permits drop, but 2014 values still forecast to come in ahead of 2013

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 12/8/2014

VANCOUVER, December 8, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford fell 28 per cent in October 2014 from September (seasonally adjusted), according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of today’s Statistics Canada Building Permit Report. “While A...

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