BSIA Leads Labour Market Study

In August 2021, the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training approved a Labour Market Study for BC’s building supply sector. This is a comprehensive study intended to provide the sector with much needed information with respect to job vacancies and hiring challenges, recruitment and retention issues, compensation practices, and education and training needs. The project is being led by the Building Supply Industry Association (BSIA). The project will take place in two phases over the next 18 months. Phase 1 – Industry Engagement – is scheduled to run from the fall of 2021 to early winter of 2022. Starting in the fall of 2021, the BSIA will be reaching out to selected employers to participate in either a one-on-one interview or in a regional roundtable to discuss the key human resource issues facing the sector. The objective of this phase is to frame the key issues that should be explored in more detail in the broader employer survey scheduled for the spring of 2022 (the Phase 2 research).