Edmonton (March 1, 2022) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure and capital projects across Canada, is offering to work with our federal and provincial governments to help Ukrainian refugees make Canada their home.
“We stand with others around the world in condemning Russia’s vicious and unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, whose members companies employ many workers of Ukrainian heritage. “We are painfully aware that Ukrainians are being displaced by the current conflict, and pledge to make jobs available for those who would like to join PCA members in building Canada and rebuilding their lives.”
PCA applauds the federal government’s move to fast-track Ukrainian refugees and calls on the provinces to take all available measures to facilitate their entry, settlement and employment as quickly as possible.
“A meaningful, productive and well-paying career is essential to making a successful transition to a new country,” added de Jong. “We want Ukrainians to know that we support them; we admire their courage and resilience and welcome their skills. We believe the construction industry has a great deal to offer now, and in the future.”
About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)
PCA has been a leading voice in construction for more than two decades. Our member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers in Canada, represented primarily by CLAC.
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