Should More Women Be Working Onsite in Construction?

According to a 2016 BuildForce Canada report, the Canadian construction industry employs about 12 per cent women and 88 per cent men.

Nearly three-quarters of women employed in construction work in such off-site occupations as business administration, management and sales. Women’s share of onsite employment is only about four per cent.

Rosemary Sparks, the recently retired executive director of BuildForce Canada, thinks that figure should be higher.

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