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News
April 6, 2019  

Construction loses 2,400 jobs in March, its fourth-straight decline

OTTAWA—The slump continues for the construction labour force. Statistics

News
April 3, 2019  

Ontario’s controversial Bill 66 to become law, big impact expected for construction markets in several cities

The controversial bill will reclassify certain cities as “non-construction” employers, opening the door for non-union contractors to bid on public jobs

News
March 24, 2019  

Equipment transport firm fined for float trailer overturn that killed Brampton, Ont. worker in 2013

BRAMPTON, Ont.—A Toronto-area company that specializes in transporting heavy

News
March 20, 2019  

Federal budget promises millions to promote skilled trades, outlines funding for job training programs

OTTAWA—The federal government unveiled a series of new budgetary

Article
March 19, 2019  

From the editor: Bracing for a worker shortage

When waters start rising, prudent people shore up their

News
March 11, 2019  

New code aims to increase number of women working in B.C. construction industry

VANCOUVER—Mary-Anne Bowcott says she still remembers the fear she

News
February 28, 2019  

Challenge to B.C. union rules for major infrastructure projects heads to province’s supreme court

The new procurement framework requires workers that have been on an infrastructure job for 30 days to join one of 19 unions

Article
February 19, 2019  

Bird’s eye view: The consequences of falls from heights demand a culture shift

It may be time to rethink working at heights

Article
February 18, 2019  

Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein

News
February 11, 2019  

The impending shortage: Canadian construction industry has 300,000 jobs to fill over next decade

With hundreds of thousands of industry veterans set to hang up their hard hats, construction firms need to step up their recruitment efforts

News
February 8, 2019  

Construction industry shed 8,500 jobs in January, even as overall economy gained ground

OTTAWA—Employment in the Canadian construction industry dipped for the

News
February 5, 2019  

End of an era: 20 years of ‘almost uninterrupted’ construction growth poised to slow

Construction activity is expected to inch forward at a slower pace over the next decade as certain provinces ramp up work and others tap the brakes, BuildForce Canada says

News
January 24, 2019  

Business association hands out mock red tape ‘award’ to B.C. for union rules on public construction projects

TORONTO—British Columbia’s new framework for public infrastructure projects made

News
December 14, 2018  

SNC-Lavalin cuts 100 Canadian jobs as politicians warn it’s vulnerable to foreign takeover

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Inc. is eliminating about 100 positions in Canada

News
December 11, 2018  

Proposed Ontario bill aims to open tendering process to non-union construction firms

TORONTO—In its latest drive to “cut red tape” the

News
December 7, 2018  

Surge in job growth drives Canada’s unemployment rate down to new 40-year low

The construction industry also showed positive momentum last month, adding nearly 15,000 jobs

Article
December 5, 2018  

Canadian construction outlook positive for 2019, but last year’s setbacks could cast a long shadow

With no rose-coloured glasses necessary, the outlook for the

Article
December 5, 2018  

Lean Construction: Getting past the silos

Toronto’s Humber River Hospital, completed in 2015, is an

Article
December 5, 2018  

Silica dust on the job site: Inconsistent regulations force the industry to play catch up

It takes decades of breathing in the fugitive dust

News
December 4, 2018  

ATCO joins Bird-led consortium building 4,500-person lodge for LNG Canada workforce

CALGARY—ATCO Ltd. has joined the construction team responsible for