Oct 2, 2019 - by CBC News

'It's very hard for an apprentice to get opportunities to be trained,' Workforce Planning Board says

Workforce Planning Boards across the province will be knocking on employers' doors and sending out an online survey to find out more about their their challenges around attracting, training and keeping skilled trades workers.

September 24, 2018 - by Jean Sorensen (canada.constructconnect.com)

Metal trades in Western Canada will need to keep recruitment pressure on if they want to stave off severe labour shortages according to labour report surveys.

But, even with recruiting efforts, some shortage of labour will occur and competition amongst employers will increase the price of labour.
 
The exit of skilled baby boomers is only one challenge faced but metal trades also face a job identity problem plus the rigours and hazards of the work.

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