Workforce and Employment Forum: Avoiding the Crunch

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:30 AM
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Individuals:  $179 + GST
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Individuals:  $229 + GST
Table of 8:  $2,200 + GST
Schedule:Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Across the Greater Vancouver region and around British Columbia, businesses of all sizes are reporting capacity constraints primarily as a result of a fully utilized workforce.

Employers are regularly dealing with labour and skill shortages due to a variety of factors playing out in our economy.

With low unemployment and widespread growth across various occupations and sectors, there could soon be unprecedented pressure on our already tight labour market.

This pressure will be amplified by the many major projects on the horizon for our region and province, including:

  • LNG Canada
  • Site C
  • Roberts Bank Terminal 2
  • Trans Mountain Expansion
  • Broadway Millennium Line Extension
  • Rapid Transit into Surrey and Langley
  • Massey Tunnel Replacement

This forum will examine:

  • The near to medium-term projections for the regional and provincial workforce
  • Industry sectors and occupations facing acute pressures
  • The potential impacts of major infrastructure and construction projects
  • Solutions to avoid the workforce crunch

Speakers to be announced

Session 1

Reaction to Opening Session: Workforce Projections

Andrew RamloChris Holling

Andrew Ramlo, Executive Director, Urban Futures Institute
Chris Holling, Director, Forecasting at BC Labour Market Information Office, BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Additional panellists to be announced

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