The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the creation of a new advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada … The advisory committee will lay the groundwork for a national campaign to encourage apprenticeships and promote the skilled trades as a career of choice. They will lead consultations, explore partnerships, and provide advice to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
Commentary: CHBA welcomes the creation of a new advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada. The Association is looking forward to consulations on how the new strategy can promote the skilled trades for young people in the residential construction industry. According to BuildForce Canada’s Residential Summary 2018-2027, the residential construction industry will need to attract and train approximately 137,000 workers over a ten-year period (2019-2028) to keep up pace with anticipated retirements and increased demand.