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Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a company, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and by construction departments of companies outside the construction industry. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*Net Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu: Construction Manager - occupational info and videos
- Careers in Construction: Construction Manager - Construction Sector Council of Canada
A combination of education and experience is often required to work in this field. The University of Manitoba offers a degree in Civil Engineering and courses in Management which may be of utility. Please view the links on this page to learn about education programs and employment requirements.
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
Visit U of M's faculty and department homepages to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities. The following faculties offer courses relevant for this profession.
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Best Jobs in Canada 2018: The Top 25 - Construction Manager (#20) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Construction Institute of Canada - Gold Seal Certification
- Project Managements Association of Canada
- Construction Management Association of America (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- BuildForce Canada - formerly the Canadian Sector Council of Canada
- Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- Canadian Construction Association
- Winnipeg Construction Association - member directory (expertise: Construction Management)
- Construction Association of Rural Manitoba - membership directory
- MERIT Contractors Association of Manitoba - membership directory
- Manitoba Home Builders' Association - members
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