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Ontario connecting newcomers with opportunities in the skilled trades

The Ontario government is investing over $900,000 to connect 900 new immigrants across the province with well-paying jobs as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, welders, chefs and other in-demand trades. Through the free, virtual workshops, newcomers will receive the training and job connections needed to enter rewarding careers.

The Hammer Episode #19: The Show Must Go On – Teresa Baker, The Buildings Show

The Buildings Show, Canada’s largest construction show happening Dec. 1 to 3 at the Toronto Convention Centre, has been a popular destination for contractors because of the opportunity it affords to take in the broadest possible range of suppliers and conference topics out there. There’s always a nice selection of commercial glazing and façade construction products, but also HVAC, insulation, roofing, concrete and even property management solutions. This time, there’s a building envelope session but also many sessions aimed at “soft skills” in the construction industry: human resources, marketing, leadership, project management and other topics we know are critical but don’t always have time to think about. Since the Buildings Show is returning as a live event for the first time since the pandemic hit, we thought it was time to invite program director Teresa Baker to The Hammer to give us the full FYI.

RESCON responds to WSIB premium reduction

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) is pleased that the province is reducing WSIB premiums as it will enable construction employers to put the money towards making worksites safer.
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Innovations to Construct Better Buildings

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With innovations like ClimateFlex® Weather Protection, Solaris® CoolRoof Technology, StreakFighter® Algae Resistance, QuadraBond™ and CertaSeal® Adhesives, and more, builders, contractors, installers and property managers can all bank on roofing and exterior building components that make better performing, longer-lasting commercial and residential structures.

Note: this focuses on the exterior products... our last one of these units was focused on full systems. This helps put a little distance between them.
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Modular Skylights are rapidly gaining popularity in residential and commercial applications within Canada, creating exciting opportunities for Contractors.

To provide Contractors and Glazing Specialists with an understanding of how these skylights can present a lucrative business opportunity, VELUX Canada will be hosting a free one-hour webinar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Making a [Business] Case for Modular Skylights for Contractors will examine how the VELUX Modular Skylight system (VMS), designed with Foster + Partners, will help you to save time on-site and reduce your risk with beautiful pre-fabricated, high-performance components and extend your installation season.

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Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST (encore presentation at 7:00 p.m. EST/ 4:00 p.m. PST)
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The Buildings Show

Dates: Dec. 1 - 3, 2021 » More info