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Careers in Residential Construction

Looking for a rewarding career with great employment prospects today and in the future? The residential construction industry offers a wide range of career options, from skilled trades to project management, with opportunities to work for a variety of types of companies, be your own boss, or even build your own company over time. Building and renovating the homes and communities that are fundamental to people’s lives is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for hundreds of thousands of Canadians, and the opportunities are growing.

Many people get their start in the industry by learning a trade. There is extremely high demand for skilled trades professionals in housing right now, and that demand is increasing every year. And in the trades, rather than going into debt for your education, you can begin your career getting paid to learn as you get your credentials, and earn a very competitive wage as you do it.

Building and renovating homes combines practical skills and creative thinking. It is a great fit for those who thrive on challenges, who like working with others, and who love seeing the tangible results of their efforts at the end of each day. And there is nothing like looking back over the years at all the great homes you helped to create for people. With a variety of careers to choose from, endless opportunities, and strong wages, the residential construction industry is a smart choice for those just starting out or any anyone looking for a career change.

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