Low Unemployment in Construction Sector in Vancouver Island Driving Wage Increases

Posted on Jun 29, 2018

According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the unemployment rate in BC is the lowest in Canada, with the construction industry dealing with one of highest vacancy rates. The 5.8 per cent unemployment rate from February ties for the lowest nationwide rate seen in Canada since 1976, a sign that the country’s economy has been firing on all cylinders.

CFIB also reported that businesses experiencing labour shortages plan to raise employee pay by 2.8 per cent, versus 2.3 per cent for businesses not seeing labour shortages.

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Building Links Celebrates 25 Years and 1,250 Editions

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Building LinksOn May 17, 1993, Building Links, the North Island’s Construction newsletter, published their first issue. Since that time, they have published a newsletter 50 times a year for 25 years reporting on new construction, tenders, building permits and industry news in the areas of Comox, Courtenay, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Powell River and the North Island.

On May 16, 2018, Building Links published their 1,250th newsletter, publishing consecutively weekly issues for 25 years.

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Crown Isle Has New Comox Valley Real Estate Under Construction

Posted on May 23, 2018

Two new subdivisions in the Crown Isle Golf Course and Resort Community are now under construction with roadworks and site preparation well under way.

The RISE Phase III & IV (69 Lots total) are scheduled to be completed sometime in June or early July, followed by the final extension of Crown Isle Drive – Cambridge Park Estates Phases V & VI (67 Lots total) – with registration expected in the late fall.

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Campbell River Hosting An Energy Step Code Workshop

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

The City of Campbell River has set the date for its second workshop on the Energy Step Code. “Building Better with the Energy Step Code” will run from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 25.

The morning will include informative sessions about building to the Energy Step Code including information on energy efficient mechanical systems and sizing and requirements of energy modelling, what it is like to work with an energy advisor, and incentives available. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to partake in a blower door demonstration.

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