Building trades face labour shortage

Canada will need to fill tens of thousands of jobs in construction trades to keep pace with population growth, the Labourers’ International Union of North America warns. Some 20,000 positions are open in Ontario alone, it says, while about 20 percent of workers in the sector are due for retirement over the next decade. “This is not something that is unique to construction,” Bill Ferreira, executive director of BuildForce Canada, told CBC News.