Moncton: June 7, 2023 - “Our association is pleased to announce its partnership with TradesCan- a new Atlantic initiative to help construction companies recruit skilled immigrants for construction jobs to deal with significant labour shortages,” says Moncton Northeast Construction Association President, Nadine Fullarton.
Launched initially in PEI, TradesCan is a partnership involving construction associations in Atlantic Canada and an immigration consulting firm, and a marketing company involved in providing foreign workers, immigrant recruitment, and career marketing initiatives. These businesses have come together to work with construction associations and their members to help:
· Identify foreign workers and immigrants with construction experience/training looking to come to the Moncton area.
· Work with foreign workers and immigrants to support them with their application and immigration process.
· Work with MNECA member companies to place workers to meet labour shortages.
· Oversee job placements to ensure that foreign workers and immigrants have the language and cultural understanding to integrate effectively into the construction sector.
Over the coming months, the Moncton Northeast Construction Association and TradesCan will be hosting multiple, virtual information sessions to help members learn how they can quickly and easily start the application process.
“As the labour market changes, we as a sector must do everything possible to ensure our member companies have access to the skilled workforce needed to continue to support local construction projects and immigration is a key part of that approach,” said Fullerton.