Construction Labour Relations Speaker Katherine Jacobs

Katherine Jacobs

Director of Research
Ontario Construction Secretariat

As the Director of Research, Katherine Jacobs works to enhance the competitive position of Ontario’s unionized construction industry through research, collaboration and knowledge-sharing. An objective advocate for unionized construction, Katherine has led research on: apprenticeship completions, investment in training, the union safety effect, collective bargaining trends, the underground economy, construction market trends, project labour agreements, competitive pressures and labour market conditions.

Katherine has a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University and an honours degree in Economics from Queen’s University.