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Wave of construction worker turnover expected for 2018

December 6, 2017 Jillian Morgan

Business owners will face an employee retention crisis in the new year, warns Hays Canada. The recruiting agency’s eighth annual salary guide, released on Nov. 30, paints an unfavourable picture of the Canadian labour force – overworked and underpaid as

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Women in tech and construction: An unlikely combination

October 17, 2017 On-Site

Harbr, a start-up company based in Halifax, represents two predominantly male industries: technology and construction; however, through its hiring process, the company is working to change that by employing a diversified team. Currently, the ratio of men-women staff is nearing

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8 good reasons to get into a construction career

October 4, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

You know someone thinking about a career in construction? Point them in the direction of Build Force Canada’s Careers in Construction website. The site offers convincing data on the benefits of careers in the construction industry, including these 8 good

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Job opportunities for youth living in rural Nova Scotia

August 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

WINDSOR, NS – The MetroWorks Employment Association will once again organize employability skills workshops, safety training courses, guest speakers, job site tours, one-on-one support services and work placements for up to 48 local youth. A special opportunity to gain one

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Ontario needs to train next generation for jobs that don’t exist yet

June 26, 2017 Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance

Toronto  – Ontario will need to get far more creative if it’s going to prepare young people for jobs of the future. That’s the finding of a new report released today, “An Apprenticeship Skills Agenda.” With 65 per cent of

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Apprentices get help with training and certification thanks to new Government of Canada program

May 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

GATINEAU, QC – Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to get good jobs, earn a good living, and look after their families. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister

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From the editor: More than common sense

April 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Lean is far from the novel concept it was back in the ‘50s when Toyota first popularized it. Yet, here we are in 2017, and a new lean event, whitepaper, seminar, book, association, or video seems to pop up everyday.

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Now accepting applications for 2017 ORBA Civil Engineering and Technology Scholarships

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.  The submission deadline is May 31, 2017. The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to

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CM Labs delivers training innovation to OETIO with new Vortex Simulators

March 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Montreal, QC — CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, announced March 6, the OETIO (Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario) is modernizing its training classroom with next-generation Vortex simulators and instructor stations for operator training. OETIO operates two world-class

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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Construction firms need to cultivate young leaders now

March 1, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

It’s no secret that Canada’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage. The baby boomers are retiring, and there are fewer people entering the industry. Old news, right? Well, don’t click to the next page yet. There’s another pressing matter that

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Canada and P.E.I. invest in infrastructure at Holland College

February 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Today, the Government of Canada announced it will invest $2.3 million for a total combined investment of nearly $4.6 million in Holland College. Holland College will use the funding to upgrade research and training space at its Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown.

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Government of Canada invests in infrastructure at Bow Valley College

February 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the Government of

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Construction starts on new trades centre at TRU

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ground was officially broken February 9 to mark the start of construction for the new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Kamloops-South-Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone was joined by Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag,

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Ledcor graduate scholarships in CEM awarded at University of Alberta

October 4, 2016 Ledcor

The Ledcor Professorship in Construction Engineering and Management was first announced in August, 2008. The $500,000 contribution to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta established an endowed professorship in the Department of Civil and

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Canadian and Ontario governments invest $27.4M in infrastructure at Laurentian

September 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The federal government will invest $21.1 million and the Ontario government will invest $6.3 million towards research and innovation infrastructure at Laurentian University. As part of a broad capital program totalling $60.7 million to be completed by March 2018, this $27.4

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Connecting students with skills training opportunities

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Students need to connect with the skills required in our changing world – and two Ministry of Education programs aim to do just that by helping school districts connect kids with opportunities in skilled trades and tech training. Applications are

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Canada and B.C. invest in skilled trades at Thompson Rivers University

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying, middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University. The joint federal-provincial investment was announced by

Apprenticeship Mobility Protocol opens doors for workers to move freely throughout Canada
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Guide helps companies prepare for knowledge transfer as boomers retire

June 1, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (the Skills Table) has released a practical guide to help companies retain and transfer business-critical and experience-based knowledge as baby boomers reach retirement age and exit the workforce. Management Attrition & Critical Knowledge Transfer:

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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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Former Bird Construction CEO establishes $1.2-million endowment fund at Centennial College

April 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO — Former Bird Construction CEO and president Paul Charette and his wife Gerri have made a record donation to Centennial College to help establish a $1.2-million endowment to fund new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering Technology and