8 construction job boards helping streamline hiring
Finding qualified workers is hard. Luckily, here are some construction-specific job boards to lend a hand.
Ask any construction business what their biggest challenge is, chances are it’s finding enough qualified workers to get their projects done.
According to BuildForce Canada, overall hiring requirements in the industry are expected to exceed 299,000 by 2032 due to the retirement of approximately 245,000 workers (20% of the 2022 labour force) and growth in worker demand of more than 54,000. They are predicting a possible retirement-recruitment gap of more than 61,000 workers.
Gone are the days of classifieds in the newspaper. The vast majority of jobseekers and employers are connecting online. Here are a few construction-specific job boards that could help the industry make these connections faster.
ICBA and Kibbi
There is always strength in numbers. The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association and its roughly 4,000 members have partnered with Calgary-based employment tech company Kibbi to help connect construction companies and jobseekers. Kibbi began as a closely knit group of new Canadians and international students. After relocating, each of them struggled to land permanent jobs. They decided to develop an app to make the job market more accessible and inclusive.
Construction Job Site
Construction Job Site is the official job board of more than a dozen industry websites and magazines, including Canadian Consulting Engineer, On-Site, Electrical Business and more that fall under the umbrella of Annex Business Media.
Construction Canada, official publication of Construction Specifications Canada, also dabbles in job postings. The publication’s job board covers many corners of the industry, including architectural, engineering, design, drafting, contracting, commercial, residential, institutional and more.
A service offered by Employment Ontario with funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, this board is a great resource for those looking for work in the east. Beyond its job board, Construction Ontario is a virtual learning hub for industry training. It provides support to employers and employees through employer-based instruction and innovative training solutions.
BILDcareers is the official job platform of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD GTA) which connects top construction job seekers with the top construction jobs in the GTA. BILD says the goal is to make hiring and getting hired in construction easier for everyone. The organization boasts roughly 1,300 member companies.
Construction Job Centre
Looking for work out west? Construction associations in B.C. have you covered. Developed by a partnership of the province’s four construction associations, the Construction Job Centre offers employers an affordable, efficient and dedicated recruitment tool to find the people they need. It also provides job seekers with the opportunity to post their profiles and be matched to employers’ job requirements.
Construction Jobs Daily
The name says it all. They post construction jobs in the Toronto area and they do it daily on their LinkedIn page. Their efforts have garnered their team more than 12,000 followers. Recent job posts include construction controller for Zehr Group, site superintendent at Prodigy Group and construction director at Aecon Group.
Yep, that’s right. In addition to bringing you news, we also have a job board where we curate and post high level construction roles. Our overall mission is to equip, educate and elevate the Canadian construction sector. Finding qualified workers is probably the biggest issue the industry currently faces. We want to be part of the solution by helping connect jobseekers with the most exciting positions the industry has to offer. But if you don’t have time to keep tabs on all the new postings, we do a weekly round up called Hot Jobs every Friday.