The construction sector plays a central role in the growth and maintenance of the B.C. economy. Every industry in the province depends on the sector to build and maintain buildings, houses, factories, pipelines, mines, and processing facilities. The sector also develops a diverse range of energy and transportation infrastructure.

Similarly a wide variety of businesses and industries support the construction industry. These include suppliers of lumber, plywood, roofing materials, cement, steel, windows, cabinetry, electronics, HVAC systems, stone, sand, gravel and many more products and services. The industry also employs a wide variety of occupations ranging from many different skilled trades to construction managers to architects to engineers.



Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Construction Industry Training Network Engagement Report – January 2016
Enhancing the Retention and Advancement of Women in Trades in BC - February 2017
Women in Trades Program Matrix for BC: Priorities and Implementation Options - March 2017 
Construction Ready Engagement Plan – March 2017
Electrical Joint Training Committee Mentorship Project – March 2017 
BC World of Concrete Sector Engagement Report  September 2017
Services to Support Tradeswomen: A BC Environmental Scan - November 2017

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