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Top Construction Risk Challenges in 2022

Critical among challenges facing the construction industry, are shortages of everything, starting with materials and labour. They will largely impact the sector and underly the prevailing trends that will shape up for 2022.
Supply Chain Challenges Persist
Between the pandemic-driven shutdowns and the impact of severe weather…

Construction Trends to Watch in 2022

The massive shift from working in offices to working in homes has been happening for some time as technology has advanced, and the pattern was significantly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Generally, this force – sometimes called remote work or hybrid work – is shifting…

A Kit in Every Hand

A growing body of evidence indicates those in the B.C. construction industry are being disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic. In response, Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP) has partnered with IUOE 115, LiUNA 1611, Finishing Trades Institute of BC, BC Building Trades, and CLR…

Labour Force Survey

December’s Labour Force Survey results issued by Statistics Canada show a +55,000 increase in total jobs. That is a year-over-year gain of +4.8%.

Manufacturing’s net jobs figure in December was +10,000. Construction did better at +27,000. In November, Canadian housing stats climbed above 300,000 units…

2022 Forecast Is Bright For Canada’s Construction Sector

While economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is underway in Canada, supply chain disruptions and labour shortages have added to challenges felt across most industries, and the construction sector is no exception.

The good news is that investments bounced back in the sector for residential…

The CLR Speaker Series: Episode 2 “Bargaining Protocol Explained”

We are excited to continue the CLR’s new initiative, a series of speaker events discussing construction industry opportunities, challenges, trends and immediate concerns – a variety of topics that matter most to you as a construction employer.

Our next episode will host an important discussion…

Membership survey launches in March

Around this time of the year, it has become our tradition to ask our members’ opinion on how we have done and what we could do better to continue serving your interests.

Recently we launched our brand-new website, which we hope offers you an improved…

Message from the CLR President

Welcome to the February edition of the CLR CONNECTOR.

To kick off the new year’s series of our periodical communications to our members, we are pleased to present you with some fresh industry news, analytics, upcoming CLR events and updates from our partners.

As many of…