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about construction jobs in Vancouver

Vancouver is a city that is growing. There are a variety of new construction projects being started in the region all the time, and demand for skilled construction workers is on the rise from the previous year. There are more than 10,800 construction jobs in Vancouver currently, up 2.2% from the previous year. However, construction jobs have been down by more than 11% since 2007. This recent upward trend in available jobs is good news for the construction industry. If you have construction experience, are good with your hands and are looking for construction jobs, now is a good time to apply.

construction salaries in Vancouver

Most construction job salaries start at entry level rates. Candidates with experience and specialized skills may be able to command a higher hourly rate. Here are the current construction salaries in Vancouver:

Entry level salary: $14.50 to $16.60
Intermediate salary: $15.90 to $18.10
Senior salary: $17.10 to $19.60

top industries for construction jobs in Vancouver

Depending on your skills and level of experience, you may want to select construction jobs in a specific industry. Many start with residential building construction or road construction, but there are many other types of jobs available. Here are the top industries for construction jobs in Vancouver:

  1. Residential building construction
  2. Foundation, structure, exterior
  3. Non-residential building construction
  4. Other specialty trades
  5. Building equipment contractors

in demand skills in Vancouver

Construction jobs are becoming more complex and require an evolving skill set. While most candidates have the basic skills, having specialized and in demand skills is what will get you the job over other candidates. Here are the top in demand skills in Vancouver hiring companies are looking for:

  • Scaffolding
  • Blueprints
  • Aligners
  • Mortars
  • Circular saws

next steps for construction workers

Construction workers can find new opportunities as they add experience, get licenses and obtain certification. Many move into more senior roles on the job site such as foreman, site manager, and even get into the planning side of construction projects.

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