On-Site Magazine

News ConcreteSkills Development

PCL celebrates connection of Canada’s Great Trail

September 5, 2017 PCL

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to commemorate the connection of The Great Trail through a donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and with the support of its employees who virtually walked the trail in celebration of Canada’s

News ConstructionInfrastructureLabour

Ontario Labour Relations Board ruling supports fair construction tendering

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) applauds a ruling by the Ontario Labour Relations Board that will allow the Greater Essex County District School Board to openly tender construction work. Until now it’s been forced to award construction work

News Health & Safety

OCS Rresearch draws international safety exposure

September 5, 2016 Ontario Construction Secratariate

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is sharing its union safety message south of the border this week. Attending the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Annual National Health and Safety Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, OCS director of research Katherine Jacobs

News ConstructionHealth & SafetyLabour

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,

Article ConstructionInfrastructure

12 reasons to love the federal budget

April 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Contractors across the country were ‘high-fiving’ each other after Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the federal budget on March 22. And rightly so! The government’s long-term commitment to infrastructure and labour initiatives will not only address Canada’s need for key

News LabourSkills Development

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

News ConstructionHealth & SafetyInfrastructureLabourMachine ControlRisk Management

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

News AsphaltBridgesConcreteConstructionInfrastructureLabourRoadsSkills Development

Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

Article ConstructionHealth & SafetyLabour

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

News ConstructionInfrastructureLabourSkills Development

Feds move to include apprenticeship in infrastructure procurement policy

February 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Legislation introduced to change requirements

News ConstructionHealth & SafetyInfrastructureLabourSkills Development

BC construction industry hiring workers back from Alberta

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Industry survey provides snap shot of BC construction, labour market

News ConstructionConstruction MaterialsHealth & SafetyHeavy EquipmentInfrastructureLabourMachine ControlRoads

Contractor fined $150K following fatal accident

February 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Worker run over during portable toilet move

Article ConstructionInfrastructureSkills Development

Editorial: Take the bull by the horns

February 10, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

We are off to a good start in 2016. Lots of big projects are slated to break ground this year, and there’s a palpable sense of optimism amongst Canadian contractors. However, we still have one fairly sizeable obstacle to overcome:

News AsphaltBridgesConstructionConstruction MaterialsHealth & SafetyInfrastructureLabourP3sRoads

Construction employment growth to slow down: BuildForce

January 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

ICI sector will still need 35,700 new workers across Canada

News ConcreteConstructionConstruction MaterialsInfrastructure

SNC-Lavalin, Aecon awarded $2.75B reactor rebuild project

January 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and the Aecon Group has been awarded the $2.75-billion contract to refurbish and replace components of the four Darlington nuclear reactors. The joint venture has spent the past four years in the definition phase of