CBC News notes impending labour shortages in the Island’s construction industry, particularly in the skilled trades.
The Construction Association of P.E.I. is concerned about an industry forecast that predicts a growing shortage of construction workers for the Island.
BuildForce Canada is estimating 300 more workers will be needed in the next decade, and currently more skilled workers are retiring than being hired.
Sam Sanderson, the general manager of the Island’s construction association, says there’s already a shortage of workers, and work in all areas of construction are expected to increase.
“Moving forward, we have some of our local contractors finding it almost impossible to find skilled people in different trade sectors presently,” he said.