OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The first step to a new career in one of Canada's fastest growing industries is just a few clicks away with the launch of a new, improved Careers in Construction website, announced today by BuildForce Canada.
"Students, their parents, and those changing jobs, can now easily get really practical information to make a great career choice," said Rosemary Sparks, Executive Director of BuildForce Canada. "The website points young people in the right direction by explaining more than 50 construction trades and occupations in a straight-forward, user-friendly way."
For example, do you prefer working indoors or out, in urban or remote areas, with your hands or large equipment? The Careers in Construction website features:
- A Career Finder, to help job seekers zero in on careers that suit their interests and life style
- Labour Market Information maps, providing an accurate forecast of trades and occupations that are, or will be in demand, and in which provinces
- Videos of industry people sharing their experience in the skilled trades
Construction is a leading Canadian industry, now employing 1 in 14 Canadian workers. It is also an industry of tremendous opportunity, as more than a quarter of its workforce gets set to retire over the next decade.
"That opens up close to 250,000 new positions, right across the country," added Sparks. "The Careers in Construction website is a great resource that helps job seekers learn more about all of the opportunities to build a rewarding career."
BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization that represents all sectors of Canada's construction industry. Its mandate is to provide accurate and timely labour market data and analysis, as well as programs and initiatives to help manage workforce requirements and build the capacity and the capability of Canada's construction and maintenance workforce. Visit: www.buildforce.ca
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SOURCE: BuildForce Canada
For further information: Rosemary Sparks, Executive Director, BuildForce, Canada, [email protected], (905)-852-9186