by Ethan Paquet
The Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI) helps foster, promote, and advance the interests and efficiency of the construction industry on PEI by acting on behalf of and for its members.
The construction industry on PEI has about 6,500 workers, and that number is steadily rising. It is estimated that roughly 1,500 skilled workers will be retiring by 2029, which will result in many more job openings in construction.
To help fill some of these positions, CAPEI offers entry-level training positions to youth with barriers to employment, youth at risk, the Indigenous community, and newcomers to PEI. Recently, they have made plans to start their own trades training centre for entry-level positions to encourage more people to learn about the trades and the many opportunities on PEI.
Leading careers in construction include Plumbers, Electricians, Roofers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Cabinetmakers, Engineers, Labourers, among many others.
Sam Sanderson, Manager of CAPEI, says those interested in entering the industry should act now. “Construction has been a very exciting and rewarding career to date. There’s no better time to choose a career in the trades than right now, especially with an industry that is so vibrant, as we continue building PEI one day at a time.”
Those interested in a career in construction should contact Ben Paton, CAPEI’s HR Advisor, at [email protected] or 902-368-3303.
For the video describing the work and future of the construction industry on PEI, visit bit.ly/3vShuSW