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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...

Metro Vancouver’s non-residential building construction investment hits record high
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/16/2015

Vancouver, July 16, 2015 – Investment in non-residential building construction across the Metro Vancouver region increased 2.9% to $887.9 million, in the second quarter of 2015, up from $863.2 million in the previous quarter, according to data released today by Statistics Canada.  “...

Summer off to slow start for construction employment
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/10/2015

Vancouver, July 10, 2015 – Construction employment in the Lower Mainland Southwest Region in June totaled 120,900 persons and was 1.1% higher than May, however, is down 6.9% since January 2015 compared to the same period last year.   “June employment came in below the seasonal ...

Building permit volatility continues in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region and Abbotsford.
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/8/2015

Vancouver, July 8, 2015 – Total building permits issued in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region fell 6% in May to $720.4 million, following April’s decline, according to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA).  Month over month, non-residential permits saw a drop of 4...

Building permits fell across most sectors in April.
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 6/8/2015

Vancouver, June 8, 2015 – Building permits, a bedrock indicator of the Lower Mainland-South Region’s economy, dropped in April 2015 following a large increase in March, according to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA).   Total building permits issued in the Lower ...

Construction employment upswing continues in Lower Mainland-Southwest Region, down in Abbotsford.
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 6/8/2015

Vancouver, June 8, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive month, construction industry employment gained ground in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Region.  In May, the number of persons working in construction totaled 119,600, an increase of 1.9% compared to April.  Year over year employment...

Skills squeeze drives up B.C. construction salaries (with infographic)
Author : Business in Vancouver Publish Date : 6/2/2015

Corporate perks include extra vacation time, company cars as commercial and residential builders compete for top-end workers in shrinking talent pool High demand for skilled construction trades, particularly with estimating and management experience, is reflected in higher salaries and fatter perks...

Construction Employment Up in April in Metro Vancouver, Down in Abbotsford
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 5/11/2015

  Vancouver, May 11, 2015 – For the third consecutive month, construction industry employment increased in Metro Vancouver. In April 2015, the number of people working in construction totaled 99,100, an increase of 1% compared to March 2015.  “April’s Labour Force Survey ...

Building Permits Take Off in March
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 5/11/2015

Vancouver, May 11, 2015 – Vancouver contractors are set for a busy year thanks to a surge in building permits in March, according to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA).  The dollar value of building permits issued by municipalities in the Lower Mainland-Southwest Regio...

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