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New Brunswick to tackle construction sector labour shortages

The provincial and federal governments are investing in a Labour Force Adjustment Committee to tackle New Brunswick's construction sector labour shortages. Spearheaded by the Construction Association of New Brunswick, the committee concentrates on filling job openings through immigration. Their goal is to cater to the increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, with a special focus on residential construction. Present labour force data reveals that roughly 4.2% of construction jobs are currently vacant. Based on labour force projections, we anticipate 8,400 retirements and thousands of new jobs by 2032. The committee's initiatives will bolster ongoing efforts to encourage apprenticeships and skilled trades. The provincial government has pledged $250,000 to the project, and the federal government is contributing $190,612.



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