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  • Writer's pictureEzra Weeks

Building the Future: 2024 Outlook for BC's Construction Sector

Despite global economic uncertainties, the outlook is surprisingly positive, paving the way for a bustling year ahead. Here's what you need to know:

📈 Busy Year Expected: According to the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) survey, a staggering 87% of BC contractors foresee 2024 to be as busy, if not busier, than 2023. Particularly noteworthy is the optimism in Northern BC, where 47% of contractors anticipate a surge in workload. #ConstructionOutlook #BCBuilders

🔍 Labour Shortages Remain a Challenge: Amidst the positivity, the industry continues to grapple with a significant labour shortage. A striking 79% of contractors reported challenges in finding qualified workers, underscoring the persistent skills gap. #LabourShortage #ConstructionChallenges

💰 Wage Growth Anticipated: Despite the challenges, there's good news on the horizon. The ICBA survey projects a 5% increase in average construction hourly wages for 2024, followed by an additional 6% in 2025. This anticipated wage growth is poised to make construction careers more enticing. #WageGrowth #ConstructionCareers

2024 holds immense promise for BC's construction sector, presenting abundant opportunities for growth. However, addressing the looming labour shortages remains pivotal. Join us in shaping the future of BC's construction landscape! 💼 #BCConstruction #OpportunityAwaits

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