November 05, 2019
Canada's First Impact-Investment Mortgage Fund Set to Serve BC's Essential Workers
Tax-free impact investment vehicle supports housing affordability for BC tradespeople, teachers, firefighters. Essential workers in B.C. struggling to afford a home in the community where they work may soon have access to a new first-time homebuyer mortgage financing solution. A mortgage investment corporation (MIC) launched by the non-profit BC Construction Association (BCCA) aims to make securing a mortgage easier for B.C.’s skilled tradespeople, medical care providers, educators, and emergency responders, while at the same time provide the growing impact investment market with a tax-free vehicle that supports housing affordability.
October 25, 2019
Fall 2019 Statistics Show Progress on Key Construction Sector Indicators
Increase in number of construction companies and average wage highlight strong sector performance
September 04, 2019
BCCA Submission for Editorial
Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) could bring the dream of home ownership to essential workers.
August 23, 2019
BCCA Welcomes Trans Mountain Announcement Resuming Work on Pipeline Expansion Project
The BC Construction Association welcomes Wednesday’s (Aug. 21) announcement by Trans Mountain Corporation President and CEO Ian Anderson that construction work on the project will resume in communities along the route, including an immediate return to work at B.C.’s Burnaby Terminal and Westridge Marine Terminal. According to Trans Mountain, this will see 4,200 contract workers working along the route in B.C. and Alberta in the fourth quarter of 2019.
August 20, 2019
Builders Code Ramps Up Services Across Northern Region
New Builders Code training for site supervisors, forepersons and union business managers on how best to deal with the perpetrators and targets of worksite bullying and harassment was announced today in Prince George, along with a new local Employer Advisor for the northern region. The training, which supports the construction personnel that work most closely with tradespeople on construction sites, was announced by Northern Regional Construction Association (NRCA) CEO Scott Bone.
July 04, 2019
Aligning the Construction and Technology Sectors
Construction is changing. With a skilled labour shortage and other pressures affecting our industry, it is more important than ever to innovate and become a future-forward construction company. New technologies that help us become more productive and efficient are critical to moving the construction industry forward, but can also feel overwhelming at times.
June 27, 2019
Multibillion Dollar BC Construction Sector Untapped by Tech
In the midst of a sector-wide drive for greater innovation and productivity in the face of a booming industry and a looming skills shortage, a recent State of Construction Technology survey conducted by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) shows B.C.’s construction employers are underserved by a tech sector that is largely unaware of the huge potential market they represent.
June 18, 2019
BCCA Commends Ruling in Favour of Trans Mountain Pipeline Project
The BC Construction Association welcomes today's decision by the federal cabinet to proceed with the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project.
May 29, 2019
BCCA Update on Private Members Bill for Prompt Payment
As reported yesterday, Liberal MLA and Opposition Critic Mary Polak introduced an unexpected Bill for Prompt Payment Legislation in the House.
April 18, 2019
New Builders Code Training Program Gives Construction Leaders the Tools to Address Worksite Harassment, Hazing and Bullying
The training will look to improve worksite culture and tackle harassment, hazing and bullying by providing training for construction company owners, executives and HR managers.
April 10, 2019
Six BC Employers Win Construction Leadership Awards
Awards honour province’s best as part of BC Construction and Skilled Trades Month
April 02, 2019
BC Construction Month Launches with Latest Industry Statistics and Results of Province-Wide Industry Survey
Skilled labour availability, procurement and productivity are key issues across construction sector
March 19, 2019
Builders Code Expansion: First Advisor Now Available to Vancouver Island Construction Employers
Industry Seeks to Improve Retention of Skilled Tradeswomen by Addressing Worksite Behaviour. Construction employers who want to address diversity or harassment issues on their worksites but lack the human resources personnel or expertise to do so will now have access to confidential advisors with experience in HR management, mediation and conflict resolution as part of the Builders Code recently launched by the BC Construction Association and project partners.
March 08, 2019
BC Construction Industry Introduces Worksite Conduct Standards to Improve Worker Retention
The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marked International Women’s Day today with the launch of the Builders Code, a comprehensive program that aims to address B.C.’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an Acceptable Worksite and provides employers with tools, training and resources to improve and promote safe and productive worksite behavior.
February 25, 2019
Risk Alerts Issued for Two Provincial Construction Projects
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) has today issued two Contractor’s Alerts warning BC contractors of “Onerous Bidding Conditions” on two Prince George construction projects being procured by BC Housing. The projects are a building envelope remediation on Westwood Court and renovation work on the Hart Haven Group Home at Dagg Road, both in Prince George. Total value of both projects is $9.5M - $5M on Westwood Court and $4.5M on the Hart Haven project.
February 07, 2019
Supporting BC's Skilled Workforce
LNG Canada and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) today announced that Marissa McTavish, an electrical apprentice from Prince George, has become the 1,000th participant in LNG Canada’s Trades Training Fund (TTF) and her employer, Primus Electric, the 500th employer to sponsor an employee with the Fund.
January 22, 2019
British Columbia Construction Association Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services
Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before they arrive, such as how to prepare for finding a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $3.4 million to the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
December 22, 2018
A Dynamic Year In BC’s Construction Industry – Skilled Workforce Shortage Still The #1 Issue
It’s been another busy year for BC’s ICI construction sector. Emerging issues are plentiful -- but according to employers, the #1 issue is still the over-arching shortage of skilled workers.
November 15, 2018
Kinetic Construction Courts Young Hockey Players in Bid to Draw More Youth to Career Opportunities in the Trades
This past Friday, the VI Seals squared off against the Northern Capitals (BC) in an early season Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) game at Shawnigan Lake Arena.
October 26, 2018
Angela McKerlich of CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. Elected BC Construction Association Board Chair
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) announces the election of Angela McKerlich to the role of Board Chair for the 2018-2019 term, effective immediately.
October 02, 2018
LNG CANADA Invests in BC and Canada: A Generational Milestone Achieved
BCCA and the Regional Construction Associations are very pleased that LNG Canada has made a positive final investment decision.
September 17, 2018
BC 2018 Labour Market Outlook Released
WorkBC has released the 2018 edition of British Columbia's Labour Market Outlook. Here are the key trends for the construction industry over the next 10 years.
August 30, 2018
Response to Federal Court of Appeal's Trans Mountain Pipeline Decision
BCCA is extremely disappointed by the Federal Court of Appeal's Trans Mountain expansion project decision today which undermines Canada’s economy and role on the global stage. This blow to investor confidence comes at a time when BC is already under pressure from new tariffs, taxation, and policy directives.
August 13, 2018
Industry Policies that further validate BCCA’s challenge of the Community Benefits Agreement
The recent Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) announced by Premier Horgan’s government has created a major disruption in our industry.
Tradespeople and employers alike – both union and open shop – are working to understand the details of the 336 page document and what it means for them, following inadequate consultation with industry prior to the release of the policy.
August 02, 2018
Industry Voices - Industry Must Come Together
Premier Horgan's Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is the most dangerous and disruptive policy to be introduced by any government into our industry in recent memory.
Whether you are a union or an open-shop employer, your basic rights and freedoms as Canadians are being blatantly disregarded, as is government's obligation for fair, open and transparent procurement practises.