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Residential building permits rise in August: StatsCan

The total value of building permits in Canada increased 11.9% in August to $12.5 billion. Both the residential sector (+12.0% to $8.4 billion) and non-residential sector (+11.8% to $4.0 billion) saw strong gains, with Ontario causing much of the increase.

Not enough workers to build homes needed to address housing affordability: CMHC

Canada does not have the labour capacity to build the 3.5 million new homes that would be needed to achieve housing affordability by 2030 and Ontario is likely to see more new households formed than houses built in that time, according to a sobering new report from the national housing agency.

Graham’s nearly triples its fundraising goal for mental health

North American construction company, Graham, created 5/5/5 Moving for Mental Health to increase awareness of the positive relationship between physical activity and mental health and wellness. Last month, Graham President & CEO, Andy Trewick, satisfied his commitment to run 5 kms in 5 days across 5 Graham locations while raising an incredible $290,000 to support mental health.
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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #32: Your Money Back Part 2 – Bonny Koabel, AKR Consulting

There are more government rebate programs out there than you can shake a stick at. Luckily, Bonny Koabel of AKR Consulting has a whole basket of sticks and spends most of her time shaking them at the various government agencies so you don’t have to. Bonny joins The Hammer to discuss the $547.5 million of funding that the Government of Canada has recently announced that offers everyone from provinces to small businesses incentives for the purchase or lease of eligible vehicles. This episode of The Hammer is brought to you by Lepage – TiteFoam. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #31: Your Money Back – Bonny Koabel, AKR Consulting

There are more government rebate programs out there than you can shake a stick at. Luckily, Bonny Koabel of AKR Consulting has a whole basket of sticks and spends most of her time shaking them at the various government agencies so you don’t have to. Bonny joins The Hammer to explain three national rebate programs that can give substantial money back to homeowners building custom homes and renovating existing homes. Passing along this information to your customers could help overcome sticker shock and smooth the rails to a higher-value sale. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #30:The Future of Apprenticeship – Robert Bronk, Ontario Construction Secretariat

The Ontario government has announced a string of programs and restructurings aimed at improving and promoting skilled trades training. Robert Bronk is CEO of the Ontario Construction Secretariat, an agency that acts as a forum for construction contractors and construction unions to work together. As such, he has some great perspectives on the state of skilled trades learning and the apprenticeship system. In this episode, he talks about the new Ontario initiatives; how our apprenticeship system is viewed around the world; what is working and not working; how the education system has let skilled trades languish; and the intersection between apprenticeship and unionization. » Listen now...
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Skilled Carpenter / General Tradesman

Glenaden Homes is a rapidly growing residential home builder based in Etobicoke specializing in major renovations and additions with budgets of $1M+. » Apply now

Carpenter/Handy Person

With over fifty years serving the Waterloo Region and beyond, Woodhouse Group is one of the largest and most experienced General Contractors, Woodhouse Restorations, and Real Estate management companies in Southwestern Ontario. » Apply now

Public Works: Mechanic/General Labourer/Operator

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is located at the south end of Wellington County, surrounding the City of Guelph and is a vibrant rural and small urban municipality. The Public Works department is seeking applications for an experienced and mechanically inclined individual to perform a variety of duties associated with roads, equipment, and vehicle maintenance. » Apply now