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B.C. construction employment expected to reach unprecedented high

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

B.C.’s construction industry will need to ramp up recruitment efforts to keep pace with planned projects and the retirement of more than 34,000 workers over the next decade, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today

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Saskatchewan’s construction industry prepares for shift in workforce

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Skilled labour requirements over the coming decade are changing, requiring many of the workers recruited over the last several years to stay on for major new projects, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by

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Major new projects to drive construction job growth in Manitoba

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Hydro projects planned in Manitoba’s North will jump-start construction job growth and demand for specialized trades, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada shows a pattern of steady growth in residential and

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Alberta leads Canada through next wave of construction

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Alberta continues to lead Canada’s construction industry through the next decade, with major new oil sands projects and residential work driving job growth in virtually every year between now and 2023, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking

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EllisDon returns from successful building mission in Haiti

February 19, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Companies work with Empower Global to deliver trades facility to Cap-Hatien residents

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Construction job growth forecast across most regions of Ontario

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Large resource and infrastructure projects drive regional growth

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Young recruits key to building Nova Scotia’s construction industry

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

With well over 6,000 workers retiring over the next decade, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will need to step up efforts to attract more young people, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada

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New Brunswick construction industry must focus on rebuilding workforce

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Planning for major new projects will be a top priority for New Brunswick’s construction industry, as retirements and out-of-province projects draw on the skilled labour pool, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce

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P.E.I.’s construction industry must convince skilled workers to stay

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Keeping skilled workers at home will be a major priority for Prince Edward Island’s construction industry to help counter rising retirement rates, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada shows retirement losses

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Retirements and resource boom test Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction industry

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Labour requirements of large resource projects coupled with the retirement of almost 25 per cent of the province’s workforce over the next decade, create complex challenges for the construction industry, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast

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There’s no big cure for the ‘pothole blues’

February 18, 2014 by Staff Report

Thanks to the “polar vortex”, pothole season arrived a little early this year. As a result, this winter there has been a lot of talk about potholes and whether there could be a cure for what ails the roadways. The

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Canada’s construction industry reliant on mobile workforce

February 18, 2014 by Staff Report

Canada’s construction industry will need to attract more young people and workers willing to move from other provinces, regions and countries, to meet its changing labour force needs, according to a new labour market forecast released February 18 by BuildForce

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ACEC and CCA welcome federal announcement on policy framework for new Building Canada Fund

February 18, 2014 by Staff Report

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) are pleased with the Feb. 13th announcement made by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and the Hon. Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities

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CCA Supportive of “stay the course” budget

February 18, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Budget 2014 reinforces importance of infrastructure investment and labour market development to Canada’s future economic prosperity

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SNC-Lavalin implicated in alleged kickback scheme with Federal Bridge Corp.

February 14, 2014 by CANADIAN PRESS

An investigative report alleges the infrastructure services company deposited the money in accounts belonging to the former Federal Bridge Corp. head between 2002 and 2004

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Canadian Chamber of Commmerce unveils top 10 barriers to competitiveness in 2014

February 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has revealed the findings of an initiative that has been two years in the making. “The Foundations of a Competitive Canada: The Need for Strategic Infrastructure Investment” report draws attention to what the chamber

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Metrolinx board to discuss GTA traffic congestion solutions

February 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Metrolinx board of directors will meet on Feb. 14 to hear a number of progress reports from its operating divisions as the transportation authority continues to build more transit in an effort to improve transportation across the Greater Toronto

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Viewpoint Construction Software acquires Maxwell Systems

February 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Viewpoint Construction Software has acquired Maxwell Systems, a provider of construction software solutions for contractors, including takeoff and estimating, project management and accounting. More than 200 Maxwell employees will join Viewpoint and continue to develop and support core Maxwell products.

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SNC-Lavalin appoints president of company’s power group

February 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

SNC-Lavalin Group has appointed Alexander Taylor to the role of power group president, effective March 1. Based in Montreal and reporting to the company’s president and CEO, he will be responsible for growing the power group, which includes the nuclear,

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Ritchie Bros. raises $64K for Canadian equipment dealer industry

February 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers raised $64,000 for the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) during a live charity auction recently held in Edmonton, Alta. at the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association’s 2014 annual general meeting. The Canada West Equipment Dealers Association founded