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Employment in the construction industry increased in Canada in October

Employment in the construction industry increased by 24,600 Canada in October, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Over 107,900 new workers needed in the residential construction industry in the next decade

The residential sector will need to hire 107,900 workers by 2031, according to a new study by BuildForce Canada. The report looked at employment forecasts and trends in the residential sector of Canada's construction industry.

Multiple Canadian projects win 2022 CertainTeed 2022 North American awards

CertainTeed announced the winners of its Sixth Annual North American Gypsum Trophy Award. Three Canadian contractors have been selected for their visionary work in design, innovative use of CertainTeed gypsum materials, and meticulous drywall installation.

Small business confidence reaches one of its lowest levels ever: CFIB

Small business confidence took a dip in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season and looking beyond it, according to the latest Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer. The optimism index for the next 3 months dropped to 43.8, while the 12-month index dropped to 50.0 index points. The 12-month index level is the lowest recorded since 2009, outside of the 2008/2009 and 2020 recessions.
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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #33: Managing Expectations - Steve Ryan, MMI Professional Services

Canadian Contractor author of the Ryan Report, Steve Ryan, joins The Hammer to share his thoughts on inflation, interest rates, housing prices and labour...all the big economic topics challenging us all. Why are expectations worse than inflation itself? Why do the prices of houses go down as the prices of everything else rise? Will workers be asking for more in the months ahead? Is there a recession on the horizon? Ryan delves into all that and more from his perspective as a long-time business consultant to Canadian construction company owners. » Listen now...

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

Bonny Koabel of AKR Consulting 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 Hammeible vehicles. This episode of The Hammer is brought to you by Lepage ? TiteFoam. » 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...

Carpenter/Jack or Jill of all Trades

Woodhouse Group has an immediate opening for a Carpenter/Jack or Jill of all Trades for our Woodhouse Restorations department. » Apply now

Construction Manager - Residential

Woodhouse Group has an immediate opening for a Project Coordinator for our Woodhouse Restoration department. » Apply now

309A Electrician

Dynamic Energy Services is seeking qualified licensed Electricians to help us grow our installation team. The successful candidate will work on lighting retrofit installations, converting existing fixtures to more efficient LED light sources, installing and assisting in the programming of lighting Control Systems, and completing associated electrical upgrades in existing buildings. » Apply now