Executive orders and the new proposed Dakota and Keystone pipelines make for good political sound bites. But what is their real impact on engineering jobs and the economy as a whole?
After about eight years of political wrangling, environmental concerns and opposition at the state level, the final approvals for both the Keystone XL Pipeline and … Read More »
The projected wage growth in Canada’s 2016 construction industry is marginal. The reduction in Canada’s oil production and the cancellation of many capital projects inevitably leaves construction wage growth at a standstill. There now exists a 94% correlation between the Canadian Dollar and oil prices, as Canada’s Loonie has chased oil prices extremely closely over … Read More »
Experienced Managers Are Displaced and Young Workers Are Underemployed
Recent job losses in Central Canada have had a positive and negative effect on BC’s labour force. Particularly due to Alberta’s economic slump, there are many experienced operations managers, superintendents, plant managers, and construction managers considering making a change as poorly performing companies will look to cut … Read More »