Trades worker shortage getting worse as politicians promise more construction
More than 700,000 skilled tradespeople will retire by 2028, and Canada's efforts to replace them are falling short, warns a new report from the Royal Bank of Canada.
A construction worker escorts a loader down the road in front of West Block on May 25, 2020. Canada's tradespeople are, on average, getting older, and an RBC report projects a shortage of 10,000 trades workers across the country within five years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade