Encouraging women to choose construction careers has become an increasingly important focus for the industry. BuildForce Canada estimates that tradeswomen currently account for less than 5% of workers employed in direct on-site trades and occupations, where demand for workers is greatest.
BuildForce Canada’s 2020–2029 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward report stresses the importance of looking to the skills and energies of women to help empower the construction labour force of the future. Of the 1.1 million tradespeople employed in the industry last year, women made up only 4.7%. Women are also underrepresented in off-site construction positions.
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