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SNC-Lavalin chosen as construction manager for new Shriners Hospitals for Children

April 12, 2013 by Staff Report

Shriners Hospitals for Children has officially been signed with SNC-Lavalin, stating that it has been chosen as construction manager for the new hospital project in Montréal. Working closely with Shriners Hospitals for Children, SNC-Lavalin’s responsibilities include the procurement, installation and

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April 8, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The 2013 edition of On-Site’s Top Contractor survey is coming soon. To participate in this valuable industry document and have your company listed (no charge) in the June issue, please fill out the attached survey and return it to the editor, Corinne Lynds

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George Brown College breaks ground for new facility to develop best practices in sustainable building

April 5, 2013 by Staff Report

George Brown College hosted a ground breaking ceremony this morning marking the start of construction on a new facility that will support the growing Canadian green and smart building market. When completed in 2014, the building will house full-scale applied

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Ajax baseball diamonds to be upgraded for 2015 Pan Am Games

April 4, 2013 by Staff Report

The diamonds in Ajax, Ont. will shine a little brighter in the summer of 2015 thanks to upgrades necessary to host the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The major capital upgrades at Ajax Pan Am Ballpark, located at the Audley

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Request for qualifications issued for Joseph Brant Hospital project

April 4, 2013 by Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and modernization project, the first expansion in more than 40 years. The project includes the construction of a new six-storey

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Harper Government awards major construction contract for Port Granby project

April 3, 2013 by Staff Report

The Harper Government today announced a $28.8-million contract for construction of a waste water treatment plant at the site of the planned Port Granby long-term, low-level radioactive waste management facility. The contract was awarded to Maple Reinders Engineering and Construction

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Alain-Pierre Raynaud named chief financial officer of SNC-Lavalin

April 3, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

SNC-Lavalin announced that Alain-Pierre Raynaud will become its new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Office of the President effective June 1, 2013, and will be based at the Company’s head office in Montreal. Raynaud is a graduate

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Employers on the hunt for new construction talent at the Canada North Resources Expo in B.C.

April 3, 2013 by Staff Report

Prince George, BC- The Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) is coming to Prince George on May 31 through June 1st at the CN Centre.  Aside from showcasing the infrastructure and construction equipment needed for the booming Northern Canada Resources projects,

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Construction industry gets a boost with new organization BuildForce Canada

April 3, 2013 by Staff Report

Construction industry leaders from across the country have formed a new national organization to help keep a steady flow of highly skilled workers available to the growing industry. BuildForce Canada opened its doors on April 1, 2013, replacing the Construction

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VIDEO: New animated video reveals how Elliot Lake mall collapsed

April 2, 2013 by CBC

A video has been posted on YouTube showing a forensic engineering explanation of how the Algo Centre mall collapsed in Elliot Lake, Ont., last June. To watch the video, click here. The animated computer-generated video takes you over, around and

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Metrolinx releases short list of proposed investment tools for consultation

April 2, 2013 by Staff Report

Metrolinx released a short list of investment tools for consultation that will help decide how transit expansion is funded in the years ahead. Metrolinx is developing an investment strategy to help finance The Big Move and the next wave of

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Cadillac Fairview begins construction of Deloitte Tower

April 2, 2013 by Staff Report

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. hosted a ground breaking ceremony for Deloitte Tower April 2–the city’s first privately-owned and financed commercial office tower to be built in more than 20 years. The ceremony marked the launch of Cadillac Fairview’s $2-billion

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RES Canada starts construction on Samsung-Pattern Wind Project

April 1, 2013 by Staff Report

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the construction of wind and solar projects in Canada,  has started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind project. Located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ont., the project is being

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Infrastructure investment, training programs key to continued growth

March 28, 2013 by Ontario General Contractors

The Ontario General Contractors Association is pleased to see the federal government’s continued investment in infrastructure and commitment to improve labour market training across the country, as revealed in the recent federal budget. “OGCA has always been a strong proponent

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A message from Ontario’s College of Trades

March 27, 2013 by Pat Dillon

The skilled trades are the backbone of our economy. That’s not an exaggeration. These workers literally lay the foundation, build, power, and maintain the infrastructure on which our economy runs. At home, at work, and in our daily lives, we

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Planning, recruitment, training key to meeting national construction needs

March 27, 2013 by Construction Sector Council

On March 26 a forecast of labour supply and demand  was released, stating construction will need to recruit more than 250,000 workers, including the traditional number of new entrants to the workforce, to meet building needs from now until 2021.

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Budget 2013 puts strong focus on skilled trades and infrastructure

March 25, 2013 by Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), along with a number of Canadian construction organizations, was pleased to note Budget 2013 placed a strong focus on skilled trades and infrastructure. “The Government of Canada has clearly put a strong focus

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Government supports more Canadian women in non-traditional occupations

March 25, 2013 by Status of Women Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, highlighted March 22, the Government of Canada’s commitment to increasing the role women play in non-traditional occupations. “Empowering more women to succeed in non-traditional careers

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Economic Action Plan 2013: Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians

March 25, 2013 by Staff Report

The Honourable Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk, Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, spoke March 22, at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, highlighting key Economic Action Plan 2013 measures that will

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Moving skilled workers to major projects key to meeting Ontario construction needs

March 25, 2013 by Construction Sector Council

Northern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will be hubs of construction activity over the next few years, drawing in workers from outside Ontario’s regions to meet the growing demand for skilled trades. A newly released labour market forecast