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    :: Monday, October 27, 2003 ::

    Soaring labour costs to send new home prices skyward By Gillian Shaw Vancouver Sun
    Wayne Peppard, executive director of the B.C. Building Trades Council, which represents 35,000 tradespeople in the province, concurred that a 50-per-cent increase is possible. He said with apprenticeship training programs being changed so that apprentices don't have to spend the time getting their full qualifications, those that do will be able to command a premium

    'People with papers will be valuable and they could be demanding those types of prices, there is no doubt about it,' he said. 'Whether we can negotiate that in agreements is a whole other story.'

    Canadian oilpatch braces for massive labour shortage Today's Trucking
    The president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors says the record pace of drilling will be hampered by labour shortages next year.

    Coming soon: America's next labor shortage By Analisa Nazareno
    In the labor market of the future, employers still will want to keep labor costs down. So they will likely pay their unskilled workers less in real wages, and on the other end will likely search for cheaper high-skill labor overseas.
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