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Sudbury, Ont. contractor fined $50K after worker injured in fall

May 29, 2018 by David Kennedy

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—A northern Ontario contractor has been handed a $50,000 fine for a worker injury on a Thunder Bay, Ont. jobsite in July 2016. The incident took place at the Thunder Bay International Airport, where Pioneer Construction Inc. had

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Canadian construction industry sheds 19,000 jobs in April

May 11, 2018 by David Kennedy

Despite the monthly decline, employment in the industry is up 2.3 per cent from the same time last year

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Alberta ads tie Trans Mountain pipeline construction to increased jobs

May 11, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ALBERTA—The Alberta government has launched a $1.29 million national advertising campaign to promote the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. “Keep Canada Working” includes billboards, television, radio, search engine marketing, online display and social media. Viewers are directed to

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Manitoba introduces bill to end forced unionization on construction projects

May 11, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

MANITOBA—The Manitoba government has tabled a bill to eliminate collective labour agreements on major public construction projects. Introduced by the former NDP administration, collective agreements required employees and contractors to hire from specific unions. If an exception was made, dues

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Minimum wage act passes in Ontario

May 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ONTARIO—Ontario has passed minimum wage legislation, introduced in April, for private-sector contractors in construction, building cleaning and security services. Under Government Contract Wages Act, 2018, minimum pay-rates will be established for work on government-owned contracts and buildings. It will cover

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Ontario introduces minimum pay-rate legislation for contractors

April 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Legislation to establish minimum pay rates for Ontario private-sector contractors has been introduced. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the proposed Government Contract Wages Act, 2018, at the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 46, in Toronto. If passed, the province

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Trade contractors summit held on federal, provincial prompt payment

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Trade contractors and associations from across Canada came together on April 4, 2018 in Toronto, ON to discuss payment legislation. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) Prompt Payment Summit included member presentations on new developments and discussion on

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Changes to Ontario Labour Relations Act could impact worker rights: LiUNA

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Amendments to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act could see over 4,000 concrete form workers lose bargaining rights, according to the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Changes to the act would allow The Carpenters’ Union to represent other trades in

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PCL Constructors names new director of business development

February 21, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Terry Olynyk is the new director of business development for PCL Constructors Canada, Toronto district office. In this role, Olynyk will focus on business development and strategic growth. He will manage district business development, including market research, planning and relationship

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250,000 construction workers to retire this decade

February 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade, according to the latest labour market forecast from BuildForce Canada. Those workers account for 21 per cent of Canada’s construction workforce. To meet labour requirements, 277,000 construction workers will need

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UK state contractor collapses in liquidation, putting 6,000 Canadian jobs at risk

January 16, 2018 The Associated Press

LONDON–One of the British state’s biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company struggling under the weight of more than 1.5 billion pounds (CAD$2.6 billion) of debt.

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Small business gives Canada Revenue Agency a ‘C’

December 8, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The majority of small businesses say Canada Revenue Agency’s performance is merely satisfactory, according to the latest CRA Report Card, released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The ‘C’ grade is the same one the agency received in

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Young Construction Group strives to improve community

December 6, 2017 PCL

Ottawa – PCL’s members of Ottawa’s Young Construction Leaders (OYCL) were front and centre in choosing Christie Lake Camp in Perth, Ont., as the location where the group’s efforts were focused over the past year. Nick Frauley, PCL project coordinator and former OYCL 2017

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Alberta Premier to promote importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

November 15, 2017 Alberta Government

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will create 15,000 construction jobs and 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operation. The project has approval from the federal and British Columbia governments, but continues

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RFQs issued for Lakeshore East – Central Corridor Expansion project

August 24, 2017 Infrastructure Ontario

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East – Central Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO

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PCL celebrates 40 years of employee ownership

June 27, 2017 PCL

PCL has a rich history—one that has withstood the test of time as PCL broke records, crossed geographic boundaries, and exceeded expectations to become one of the largest construction companies in North America. While PCL is always focused on the

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More projects, more opportunity: Saskatchewan budget sets new high for capital spending

May 31, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

SASKATCHEWAN – The focus of this year’s provincial budget is meeting the challenge posed by weakened resource revenues. It’s a challenge the construction sector has faced as much as anyone. In the lead-up to budget, groups like the SCA urged the

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PCA raises concerns over Alberta labour law changes

May 25, 2017 Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

EDMONTON – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased the Alberta government heard its warning that now is NOT the time for radical labour code change in Alberta’s current challenging economic climate. “We recognize that there were all kinds

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Province, BCGEU and BCRB reach tentative agreement

April 5, 2017 BC Gov News

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Province, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on labour succession in 27 highway maintenance service areas, ensuring job security and improved maintenance

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CBTU applauds Government for a budget that supports the middle class

March 23, 2017 Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class.” Programs supported in this budget will facilitate the inclusion of under-represented demographics in