Construction Industry Labour Challenges

See Guy Dixon’s very interesting article, “Construction industry battles biases to attract workers” in the Globe and Mail. Dixon discusses the challenge the construction industry faces in attracting workers despite the availability of secure employment with good earning potential and benefits.

It will be interesting to see how the market – with efforts from industry and government – deals with this problem over the next decade. I suspect that even better pay and benefits will be part of the solution but what will that do to construction costs (and downstream prices for consumers)?