VANCOUVER – The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) will release the results of its 2021 Wage and Benefits Survey tomorrow (Wednesday) morning in Vancouver.

Chris Gardner, President, ICBA

ICBA President Chris Gardner will present the results of ICBA’s annual survey of hundreds of B.C. construction companies and reveal:

  • How many companies believe more work is on the way in B.C. this year,
  • How COVID-19 affected construction wages in 2020,
  • How much construction wages are expected to change in 2021 and 2022,
  • Wage range changes for 18 key construction trades,
  • Which trades have the most critical labour shortages, and
  • Regional breakdowns across the province.

Construction is responsible for 9 per cent of the B.C. economy, and employs nearly 250,000 men and women, so this information is of great interest to a broad swath of British Columbians. ICBA is the voice for 85% of those workers.

A news release with the results will be issued at 8AM Wednesday, Dec. 30. ICBA President Chris Gardner will be available to the media all day Wednesday.

WHO: Chris Gardner, ICBA President

WHAT: ICBA’s 2021 Wage and Benefits Survey results released

WHEN: Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 2020

For an early copy of the Survey (embargoed until 8AM Wednesday morning), please contact ICBA VP-Communications Jordan Bateman at

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About the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

ICBA represents more than 3,000 members and clients in construction and is one of the leading third-party providers of group health and retirement benefits in B.C. ICBA directly trains more than 4,300 workers every year and is the single largest sponsor of trades apprentices in the province.