Updates on BCCA Industry Priorities / Advocacy Work

Letter in response to BCCA, NRCA, SICA, VICA, and VRCA letter to Minister Bains on November 4, 2022 re: Bill 41.

A familiar theme heard from many members across the country is that the current system is broken – and trust is eroding between the owner and contractor.

BCCA welcomes investments in labour mobility and training, and improvements in municipal permitting systems, but these are small commitments that will not help to build the strong foundation needed to ensure Canada remains resilient.

Industry is appalled to see the tabling of Bill 10 this week, which seeks to interfere in workforce dynamics to fix a problem that does not exist.

Today in the House the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, introduced Bill 4, the Skilled Trades BC Act.  

Long-awaited progress applauded by leading construction industry advocacy groups.