NCHCA starts labour shortage recruitment project



Ontario Construction News staff writer

The National Capital Heavy Construction Association (NCHCA) is undertaking a multi-year recruitment project to address labour shortages in the Ottawa area.  The project, starting this month, “will focus on improving perception of our industry and developing practical solutions and strategies with input from our members and other construction associations,” writes NCHCA president Darrin Alberty.

Alberty reported in the NCHCA’s newsletter that the project will be funded from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development through its Ontario Labour Market Partnership program

“The outcome we hope to achieve is that the public perceives a career in the heavy construction industry to be an attractive and sustainable career choice,” Alberty wrote.
“We are now waiting to receive the formal agreement from MOL for signature. One of our first steps will be to engage a project manager, preferably with experience in managing government-funded projects. Please let us know if you are aware of any suitable candidates.”

Alberty invited inquiries by email at


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