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If You Build It, They Will Come. Partially

Posted on May 4th, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, In The Media. Comments Off on If You Build It, They Will Come. Partially

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 »

“Projected Wage Growth for 2016 Canadian Construction Industry”

Posted on September 14th, by Kevin Leh in Career Development, Engineering, Industry Resources, Infographic, Kevin Leh, Recruitment. Comments Off on “Projected Wage Growth for 2016 Canadian Construction Industry”

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 »

Making The Most of Alberta’s Unemployed Workforce:  What BC Employers Need to Know

Posted on May 12th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh, Person. Comments Off on Making The Most of Alberta’s Unemployed Workforce:  What BC Employers Need to Know

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 »