CANADIAN SPEAKERS AND BIOS
Bob Collins is a senior economist with BuildForce Canada, a national industry-led organization committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce that will support the future needs of Canada’s construction industry. Bob received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his Masters from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. He has over 25 years’ experience as a senior economic consultant and for the last 15 years has focused primarily on tracking construction investment trends and labour market analysis. Interpreting changing market conditions is particularly challenging as age demographics take hold with increasing numbers of workers expected to retire over the next decade while industry must sustain workforce capacity as public transportation, utilities and other infrastructure projects add to investment and employment opportunities across Canada.