Canadian Contractor

National Tradesmen Day approaching fast

Mark your calendars for Sept. 21. It's a great day to ask for that final holdback cheque, no?

September 10, 2012
By Steve Payne
Steve Payne

Sept. 21 will mark National Tradesmen Day in both Canada and the U.S.

The politically-correct term “tradespeople,” luckily, didn’t make the grade.

But whether a plumber or electrician is male or female, the fact remains that Canada will face a shortfall of 156,000 skilled construction workers in the next eight years, according to the Construction Sector Council.

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