Construction seems to be coming out of a recent slump in the province.
That’s according to Incoming Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association’s James Loder.
The NLAC’s annual conference was held on the weekend, a three-day event bringing together industry experts from around the province and country.
Loder says it’s a transitionary time in the province. While high profile mega-projects may not be as much in the forefront as they once were, more small and independent builds are powering the industry through small business and renovations.
He says the next big challenge for the industry is finding people to fill the rush of jobs as workers retire.
Loder says as workers and construction business owners retire, they need people to take their places, so the next big priority for the industry is to attract new workers, be it by making the work more enticing or from immigration from other parts of the country or the world.