Women in Construction can fill roles from drafting and design to project management to operations and supervision.

Community Growth Surging Forward for Women in Construction!


The percentage of female workers in the construction industry in BC has doubled since 2013. Women now account for roughly 14% of workers in the construction industry*, up from 7% in 2013. While this is a huge improvement, there is still a long way to go.

However, we are seeing more and more female leaders emerge in trades. Within the construction industry, female construction managers now make up 11% of the workforce for this position.

The Canadian Construction Women (CCW) organization is working to create a network of women in the trades. The members of CCW strongly believe that the construction industry is promising for women stating that: “[a]s more women realize that construction is more than hammers and hard hats, they will see that a career in the building industry offers a world of opportunity”.

This organization is primarily based out of Vancouver for the time being (although it supports women Canada-wide) and therefore many of the events that are organized through the CCW are in Vancouver too! Annual General Meetings, pub nights and summer socials are only a few of the events that are hosted every year and through events such as these, they continue to help foster a growing community for women in the construction industry.

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