Alberta home builders say construction jobs essential during COVID-19 crisis

Home builders across Alberta are watching and waiting to see if Alberta will deem construction crews and others in the industry as essential workers as Canada’s provinces react to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered the closure of all non-essential workplaces in that province.

“Ontario deemed home construction as an essential service and we are hopeful that the government of Alberta would make the same determination,” Laura Bruno, CEO, Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region said.

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