Updates on BCCA Industry Priorities / Advocacy Work

The Time to Act Promptly is Now. Companion Piece to Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis Sent to the Attorney General: May 2, 2024

BCCA is the voice for BC’s construction industry, advocating for policies that benefit all British Columbians. In our pursuit of a more robust industry, we promote various crucial policies including Prompt Payment, which ensures fair and timely compensation for construction work, Skilled Workforce Development, focused on fostering a diverse, skilled, and inclusive workforce.

BCCA shares the Canadian Construction Association’s concerns: the 2024 Federal Budget falls short on a number of policies required to meet the needs of BC’s construction industry, specifically in terms of workforce solutions and infrastructure. Our concern is that demand stimulated by aggressive housing targets and loan programs will surpass the BC construction industry’s current capacity, given inflation as well as our province’s workforce shortages and lack of payment certainty.

We share the Government’s commitment to building housing and infrastructure, but question how realistic this government’s policy strategy really is given workforce shortages and the vulnerable position in which the Government puts BC’s small and medium-sized contractors by failing to enact Prompt Payment Legislation. The 2024 Budget falls short on policies required to meet the needs of the construction industry and get provincial prosperity growing again.

On December 12, 2023, the Ministry of Public Services and Procurement announced that federal prompt payment legislation came into force on December 9, 2023

A comprehensive, comparative view of Prompt Payment Legislation across Canadian jurisdictions presented to British Columbia’s Ministry of the Attorney General, Minister of Finance, and the Premier…

Continued Push for Prompt Payment Legislation, Lien Reform, and Adjudication for BC’s Construction Industry