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The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) has announced a partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), which aims to give CRCA members access to a new labour pool.

The announcement was made at the recent CRCA conference in Victoria, B.C.

“This partnership, a first of its kind for the construction industry and the roofing/building envelope sector, will provide CRCA members a new source of much needed labour,” said CRCA executive director, Jim Facette.

TBB is a non-government organization and referral partner of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), which helps bring skilled refugees to Canada for stable employment. In total, TBB has supported more than 150 refugees to secure job offers from employers in Canada.

“We are thrilled to see the CRCA pioneering the use of the EMPP to fill labour gaps in the roofing/building envelope sector,” said TBB Canada director Lara Dyer. “We hope this will open the door for more sectors in the construction industry to take advantage of this innovative immigration program.”

The CRCA – TBB partnership will provide CRCA member companies access to people with proven skills who want to make Canada their new home, while also wanting the opportunity for a good-paying job in the industrial, commercial, and institutional roofing/building envelope sector.

Roofer is a Red Seal trade under the Red Seal Program, which sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada.

CRCA members can access the partnership by registering here.

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