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FEATURE
BY MARCUS EWERT-JOHNS

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LABOUR
SHORTAGES AND
IMMIGRATION
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t has been unfortunate reading each week about new mill closures occurring across British Columbia
over the last year. Companies such as Canfor, Interfor, West Fraser, Norbord, Louisiana Pacific and
Teal-Jones have all announced curtailments leading to eliminating shifts and closing mills in the
Fraser Valley, Quesnel, Kelowna, Vanvenby, 100 Mile House, Prince George, Maple Ridge, Mackenzie,
Vancouver Island and a handful of other communities. Collectively, around 15,000 skilled workers are
being placed out of work.

For many communities, the shutting
down of a large employer has
significant effects. Less coffee and
doughnuts purchased. Fewer items
bought in shops. Less dining out at
local restaurants. Less attendance

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at local arts and cultural events.
Fewer donations to local charities.
This ripple effect impacts every
small business in a community and
beyond. Businesses will buy fewer
supplies and services from other

communities. In fact, the building
supply industry supplies equipment
and tools to milling companies. Those
that use wood to make windows,
doors, cabinets and other products
depend on these mills as suppliers.


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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019

CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BSIA NEWS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS & EDUCATION
LABOUR SHORTAGES AND IMMIGRATION
NINE MISTAKES THAT DOOM A COMPANY’S MARKETING
HR CORNER: EXPECT RESPECT
THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: BABYLON BY TELUS HEALTH
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: LAST WORD
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BSIA AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - Intro
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - ebelly1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - ebelly2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - cover1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - cover2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 4
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BSIA NEWS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 8
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 10
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS & EDUCATION
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - LABOUR SHORTAGES AND IMMIGRATION
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 13
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - NINE MISTAKES THAT DOOM A COMPANY’S MARKETING
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 15
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - HR CORNER: EXPECT RESPECT
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: BABYLON BY TELUS HEALTH
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BSIA AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - cover4
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - divider1
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