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Skilled labour requirements in Saskatchewan over the next decade are changing, leaving a surplus of workers later on, according to BuildForce Canada's 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast.

Skilled labour requirements in Saskatchewan over the next decade are changing, leaving a surplus of workers later on, according to BuildForce Canada's 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast.

Though construction activity and employment growth slows in the province, it is predicted to stay well above historical levels, according to BuildForce.

The major resource projects that drove construction employment to a record high in 2013 come to completion, shifting the labour force away from big projects and housing, stated BuildForce.

Fewer opportunities in engineering construction will be partially offset by steady, but moderate, growth in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.

The housing labour force will shift to renovation work, partially offsetting slower new housing activity.

Trends across the scenario show a decrease in the labour force of just under 3,000 workers.

Just under 7,000 workers are expected to retire over the next decade with an expected 6,200 new entrants into the workforce, leaving a surplus of workers later in the scenario according to the forecast.

JOC NEWS SERVICES

by Journal Of Commerce

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