Encouraging more women into our industry and our workplace
The construction industry has long been unrepresented by women and by partnering with WBF, we’ve had the opportunity to transform women’s lives by removing barriers and ultimately helping transition the industry into a more diverse workforce that will help address our industries looming workforce shortage.
Through our work with Graham and our Allied Partners, Jardeg continues to play an important role in encouraging more women into our industry and our workplace. An Edmonton-based organization, WBF provides the comprehensive support and training to prepare women for successful entry into the trades. The program continues to provide access to excellent candidates that are ready to hit the ground running with appropriate safety and skills training, allowing for a quick transition to a focus on scope and site-specific development in pursuit of a trade certification.
Where is the future Workforce?
- Make up 4% of non-residential workforce, but 9% of Allied Partner trades professionals
- Inclusion is critical - 50% of women new to construction leave within first year
- Fastest growing population in Canada
- Higher propensity to choose the construction industry
- Inclusion is critical - some remote population have restricted access to technology, training, and transportation
* industrial, commercial, institutional
Source: BuildForce Canada calculations based on Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey (LFS) and tne 2016 Census of the Population.