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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

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Operating engineers ratify new agreement with contractors

June 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Members of Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers have ratified a new three-year Provincial Collective Agreement with contractors. Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement at ratification meetings held across the province on June 9,

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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