Attracting and Retaining Skilled Labour in a High Demand and Competitive Environment

February 25, 2014 3:35pm

Shabbir Hakim
Executive Director
The Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders (ACTIMS), Construction Industry Stakeholders Association of Alberta (CISAA)

  • How are we planning for the current and expected workforce requirements?
  • What strategies are needed to help manage the craft labour shortage in a competitive marketplace?
  • Current plans for investing in training and mentorship programs – what exists and what’s working?
  • Exploring incentive programs to for incoming workforce to attract and retain quality workers
  • What role can apprenticeships and foreign workers play? Are current federal and provincial programs enough?
  • Assessing labour and skills requirements by working closely with labour providers, labour unions and owner stakeholders