In this research, we look at how Canada could help meet the goal to build 3.5 million new homes by 2031 by increasing the supply of immigrants with skills needed for residential construction.
How can immigration programs address labour shortages in the residential construction sector? Which construction occupations will have the highest labour gap in residential construction by 2030? How can Canada’s immigration system be tweaked to select people with skills in in-demand occupations?
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Housing challenges lie ahead for Canada
Residential construction faces acute labour shortages
Building the talent pool within residential construction
Promising practices show a way forward
Existing immigration programs exclude a key occupation
Credential recognition needs improvement
Appendix A—List of recommendations