Wage and Benefits Survey - ICBA

WAGE AND BENEFITS SURVEY

In-depth results only accessible for ICBA members

Each year, ICBA surveys members on their outlook for the industry, trends in construction, and insights into construction wages and benefits. This survey is one of the important services ICBA offers to its members. In-depth results (by trades, divided between office and job site positions, and levels of experience) are only accessible to ICBA members. A high-level public report is released to the media and is available for general viewing.

to see the in-depth results for 2021

or explore the publicly released trends, data, and information below.

Previous years:

Construction remains busy, but a lot of contractors felt uncertain heading into this year

38%

of contractors say work will increase

13%

of contractors say work will decrease

49%

of contractors say work will stay the same

Being a member of ICBA is amazing. I never knew how much ICBA helped contractors until I started my own business and joined ICBA – the apprenticeship sponsorship, training, benefits and wage and benefit survey are all such a great

John Niessen,
Catalyst Electrical

BC construction companies need more workers, says ICBA’s 2021 Wage & Benefit Survey

Select different BC regions:

61%

Of companies can’t find enough of the workers they need - down from 68% in 2020

...especially plumbers, labourers, carpenters and electricians

42%

Companies that expected
more work 2020

35%

Companies expecting
more work 2021

62%

Of work is in Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects

41%

Of companies do

$10M+

In business annually

54%

Of companies can’t find enough of the workers they need - down from 60% in 2020

...especially electricians, plumbers and labourers

40%

Companies that expected
more work 2020

37%

Companies expecting
more work 2021

47%

Of work is in Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects

6%

Of companies do

$10M+

In business annually

67%

Of companies can’t find enough of the workers they need - up from 46% in 2020

...especially carpenters and labourers

38%

Companies that expected
more work 2020

56%

Companies expecting
more work 2021

74%

Of work is in Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects

20%

Of companies do

$10M+

In business annually

64%

Of companies can’t find enough of the workers they need - the same 64% as in 2020

...especially labourers and carpenters

24%

Companies that expected
more work 2020

54%

Companies expecting
more work 2021

58%

Of work is in Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects

52%

Of companies do

$10M+

In business annually