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The Province's construction industry is looking in an unlikely place for recruits to meet demand in Northern BC: The BC Construction Association is turning to Ireland to find thousands of skilled trades people.
Association Vice President Abigail Fulton says companies have tried to fill the spots with locals but there aren't enough with proper training and skills.
"We are happy to place Canadians first and we want to place British Columbians before we place anyone from overseas. This is filling positions that we haven't been able to fill."
Fulton says Ireland is a natural choice because training in that country is similar and with the Irish economy stagnant, workers are willing to move overseas.