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Construction leaders advocate for urgent policy changes to rebuild Canada’s construction workforce
Modernized immigration systems and updates to the Temporary Foreign Worker program are needed now to address Canada’s construction labour shortage
OTTAWA, November 14, 2022 — The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) annual “Hill Day” is planned for Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Representatives from the Canadian construction sector are calling on the federal government to make changes to modernize Canada’s immigration policy and update the Temporary Foreign Worker program in order to address the most severe labour shortage Canada has faced in more than 50 years.
CCA is calling for the following urgent action from the federal government:
Modernizing Canada’s immigration policy and point system to better recognize those with relevant skills and construction labourers.
Working with the provinces to ensure skills matching is properly funded and supported.
Updating the Temporary Foreign Worker program to allow seamless access for the construction industry.