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HDD training simulator boosts jobsite confidence, safety

October 31, 2017 On-Site

  The Ditch Witch virtual reality simulator familiarizes HDD operators with machine controls while helping to reduce the possible safety implications of putting them directly on a jobsite. The innovative experience provides an opportunity to simulate a real HDD jobsite via

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Connecting students to trades training throughout B.C.

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs. “It’s been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to

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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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ORBA launches BuildForce online construction courses

May 8, 2017 ORBA

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with BuildForce Canada. A wide variety of courses are offered under the topics of business management, health and

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World of Concrete

November 16, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

This is World of Concrete—a firm foundation for the entire concrete and masonry industries and the first and most important annual international event of the year. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. Put in four high-efficiency, low-cost, smart-work

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EllisDon presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Last week, EllisDon was presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award at the Safest Employer Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto. The Safest Employer Award is presented by Canadian Occupational Safety in partnership with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and encompasses

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BC Construction Association reports healthy workforce trends

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting better than expected results for BC’s skilled workforce, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector. One of the biggest gains comes in the ratio of BC

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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IHSA’s Construction Health and Safety Officer program changing to meet national standard

April 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA—Infrastructure Health & Safety Association’s (IHSA) Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO) certificate has long been a standard in Ontario construction. It was designed to recognize those who have construction knowledge and practical experience in a range of health and safety

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Algonquin College boosts electrical, welding apprenticeship program

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Algonquin College will add two new electrical labs in 2017 with space for 120 apprentices, and a new welding lab in 2018 supporting multiple apprenticeship programs, following $4.6 million in Apprenticeship Enhancement Funding (AEF) from the Ontario government. The new labs will include the latest

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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: