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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

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Not the time to change Alberta’s labour laws

March 14, 2017 PCA

Edmonton – A leading association of Canadian construction contractors is encouraging the Alberta Government to avoid unnecessary changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code, following yesterday’s announcement that the code will be reviewed. “Alberta has a diverse pool of labour

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EllisDon recognized for Most Admired Corporate Culture

March 8, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON — On Thursday, March 2, 2017, EllisDon was presented with the award for Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures at the 2016 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Summit and Awards Gala in Toronto, ON. On December 1, 2016, Waterstone Human

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Ontario Labour Relations Board ruling supports fair construction tendering

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) applauds a ruling by the Ontario Labour Relations Board that will allow the Greater Essex County District School Board to openly tender construction work. Until now it’s been forced to award construction work

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Canam Group concentrates its structural steel activities

August 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canam Group Inc. has reorganized its structural steel activities, and is cutting 30 jobs. Kurt Langsenkamp, president of FabSouth LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canam Group, which specializes in structural steel, will also oversee Canam-Heavy. Peter Frantz, senior vice-president, sales and business

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Summer construction boot camp helps students build skills

August 24, 2016 Danna O'Brien

Edmonton – These have been anything but the lazy days of summer for 18-year old Phoebe Janela Tagumpay. While most summer camps fill up quickly with students keen on hiking, canoeing and swimming, Tagumpay has been roofing, framing and flooring.

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H.J. O’Connell Construction receives certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations program

August 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

H.J. O’Connell Construction (HJOC), a Bird company, has been designated bronze level certification by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in its Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program. The PAR program provides a high level of assurance through the independent, third-party

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Improvements in building permits and employment insurance claims point to stronger economic outlook

August 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Conference Board of Canada’s Composite Leading Index increased by 0.9 points to 109.1 in June, suggesting a slight acceleration in economic growth six months from now. “The best news in June was the pickup in industrial and commercial building

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A new, local opportunity for aboriginal women in skilled trades

June 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadore College officially launched its unique Aboriginal Women in the Trades program today. The in-person 12-week certificate program will be delivered at Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus and will explore four key trade areas: building construction, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. “Our

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Construction workers are amongst Canada’s happiest employees

June 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

After months of poring over survey results and talking to construction leaders, we have uncovered exactly what it takes to be one of Canada’s Top Contractors. The answer, as always, is great people. Innovative business strategies, technologies, materials and partnerships