On-Site Magazine


June 3, 2019  

Ontario plumbers, pipefitters strike for first time in 30 years after negotiations reach impasse

Projects underway across the province could face disruptions. Talks to reach a resolution are ongoing

May 31, 2019  

Younger generation gets chance to try out construction trades as industry stares down labour shortage

OTTAWA—For three days earlier this month, thousands of Ottawa-area

May 31, 2019  

Two Ottawa construction firms, site supervisors fined for death of worker on condo project site

OTTAWA—Two construction companies as well as a site supervisor

May 29, 2019  

12,000 Ontario plumbers, steamfitters on standby to strike, threatening construction work in province

WHITBY, Ont.—Plumbers and steamfitters are prepared to hit the

May 10, 2019  

Construction labour market snaps four-month losing streak as employment surges in April

The industry added a full two per cent to its workforce between March and April, easily outpacing the overall economy

April 15, 2019  

Combating the labour shortage with operational efficiency gains

Contractors can optimize job site productivity and reduce the need for additional workers by using proven tools for planning and executing work

April 13, 2019  

Ontario budget promises overhaul of apprenticeship, skilled trades system

TORONTO—The scarcity of skilled workers across Ontario is no

April 6, 2019  

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

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

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

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

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

March 19, 2019  

From the editor: Bracing for a worker shortage

When waters start rising, prudent people shore up their

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

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

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

February 18, 2019  

Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

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

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

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

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

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