The February 26 & 27, 2020 OCA Construction Symposium and Tradeshow at the EY Centre incorporated a strong youth engagement program to highlight the potential of a construction career be it in the trades to managerial to professional design. To see a video of the event click HERE.

A Youth Engagement zone for students featuring 16 trade and technology exhibits offered an interactive hands-on experience for area high school students. Several hundred high school students from the Ottawa Carleton District and the Ottawa Catholic School Boards visited the Youth Engagement zone over the 2 days.

Planning is underway for the 2021 Symposium and a repeat of the Youth Engagement experience. OCA will be posting updates on this page as details are confirmed.

The Construction Industry Needs Workers

The regional construction market has been continuously growing year after year and the future looks bright in Ottawa for anyone contemplating a career in all facets of the industry – be it professional design services, construction management, administration and of course our key professionals in the field – the trades.

Here are some key facts about Ottawa:

The construction labour market is already very tight and the future project demands are expected to exasperate the situation further possibly resulting in longer delivery times, cost escalation.

To obtain additional insight as to the growing construction market and a sampling of major upcoming investments in Ottawa click HERE to download a 25-slide OCA presentation “Ottawa 2020 & Beyond Outlook”

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OCA Elects Ray Shannon 2021 Chair
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Best Practice for Construction Hygiene
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