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National Energy Board recommends approval for NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s 2017 NGTL System Expansion Project

June 6, 2016 National Energy Board

The National Energy Board (NEB, the Board) is recommending that the Federal government approve NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s (NGTL) proposed expansion to its existing system in northern Alberta. The Board’s final report, released today, lists 48 conditions that NGTL would

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Ontario taking action to protect young workers

May 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

As young people across Ontario start looking for summer jobs, Ontario is launching several initiatives to protect young workers in seasonal, part-time or temporary employment. Workers that are new to their job, including young workers, are three times more likely

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Will you be ready if COR becomes mandatory?

April 26, 2016 Nate Hendley

COR certification is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for commercial contractors bidding on large projects, particularly in the Toronto area. Industry experts say COR certification could eventually become mandatory for all commercial construction jobs nationwide. The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program

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Ledcor Group promotes Tom Lassu and Ron Stevenson

April 26, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadian construction leader, the Ledcor Group of Companies, realigned its senior executive team April 21, promoting Tom Lassu to president, Ledcor Industries Inc., and Ron Stevenson to president, Ledcor Group of Companies. “On behalf of Ledcor’s Board of Directors, I

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EllisDon teams up for “Walking In Someone’s Shoes” campaign

April 15, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon recently teamed up with the Mustard Seed, an outreach organization based in Alberta, to donate 122 pairs of work boots to its Employment Program. “We have a strong desire to be in the community, and this gave us an opportunity

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Steel industry wants prompt payment legislation and local content rules

April 6, 2016 On-Site's sister publication Canadian Consulting Engineer

Delegates from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) visited Parliament Hill in Ottawa in March to lobby for prompt payment legislation. It also wants local procurement policies for infrastructure projects. First CISC is requesting that the government enact Federal

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Ontario Technological Skills Competition to move to Toronto for 2017

April 6, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada, and Skills Ontario announced today that the event will be moving to the Toronto Congress Centre in 2017. The announcement was made at the

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SNC-Lavalin appoints Sylvain Girard as Chief Financial Officer

April 5, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

SNC-Lavalin has appointed Sylvain Girard as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, succeeding Alain-Pierre Raynaud who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Girard joined SNC-Lavalin in August 2014 and has been corporate controller since June 2015. “Sylvain Girard’s appointment comes as

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Hydro Ottawa fined over fatal accident

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hydro Ottawa has been convicted and ordered to pay $225,000 following the death of a worker and two others being injured when a boom truck came in contact with a live wire. In March, 2012, workers employed by a subcontractor

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Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

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Construction-related federal budget highlights

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Here is a brief summary of some of the construction-sector related items in the 2016 federal budget. This is compilation from a number of different industry and online sources: $60 billion plus in new federal infrastructure investments in two phases,

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EllisDon’s Gilbert Brulotte elected 2016 CCA Chair

March 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Gilbert Brulotte as chair of the 2016 Board of Directors. “No matter how much new technology becomes available, if we do not have the right people in place to help optimize its use,

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The smelliest hazard of all

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Potential danger lurks around every corner on the jobsite. Whether it is working at height, in a confined space, or even the seemingly simple chore of navigating heavy equipment on foot. It is for this reason that contractors spend millions

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Saskatchewan construction employment drops

March 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In the two-steps forward, one-step backward pattern of employment over the past 12 months, February was a step back for Saskatchewan, according a recent report released by the Saskatchewan Construction Association. Total employment in the province was 555,000 which is a

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Saskatchewan companies busy with Regina Bypass work

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction of the Regina Bypass continues on time and on budget with the assistance of Saskatchewan companies. At least 22 local companies are now playing significant roles in the massive transportation infrastructure project and that number will increase as construction

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Algonquin College boosts electrical, welding apprenticeship program

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Algonquin College will add two new electrical labs in 2017 with space for 120 apprentices, and a new welding lab in 2018 supporting multiple apprenticeship programs, following $4.6 million in Apprenticeship Enhancement Funding (AEF) from the Ontario government. The new labs will include the latest

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Construction firms remain among ‘Canada’s Best Managed’

March 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The ICI construction sector continues to prove its leading companies are among the best managed firms in Canada. Year after year, construction firms are added to or remain on the annual review list naming Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  Established in

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Maple Reinders Group Ltd. named one of Canada’s best managed companies

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Maple Reinders Group Ltd. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Company in 2015 for excellence in business performance today. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to

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Skilled labour shortage could stall infrastructure construction

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A shortage of skilled labour could bring a challenge to delivering infrastructure projects in Ontario, warns the association representing the masonry, block and stone industry. The industry association MasonryWorx says it is happy to see that the Ontario government committed

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Grants connect B.C. students with skills training for jobs of tomorrow

March 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

British Columbia students will get a bit of help to give them an opportunity to connect with skills, technical and trades training opportunities, thanks to $170,000 in Skills Training Access Grants that are going to school districts across B.C. The