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Naloxone kits to be required in Ontario

Employers in Ontario will need to provide Naloxone kits in workplaces considered to be at high risk for opioid overdoses as of June 1.

Construction industry employment falls in November

The number of people working in Canada’s construction industry fell by 25,000 in November, reports Statistics Canada. These latest numbers, included in the November Labour Force Survey report, represent a nearly two per cent decline from October, when employment had increased by 24,600.

NHBA donates Christmas gifts to Niagara youth

The Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) saw a record number of donations from its members this year for the association’s annual toy drive. The association has once again partnered with Big Brothers Big, Sisters of Niagara, its charity of choice for the past 11 years.

New board aims to harmonize construction codes

A new organization has been created to support the adoption of harmonized construction codes in Canada. The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is assuming responsibility for the development of Canada’s national model codes, replacing the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.
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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #34: Meet the New Guy – Adam Freill, Canadian Contractor editor

Patrick Flannery bids a fond farewell to the Canadian Contractor readers and The Hammer listeners on the latest edition of the podcast. Flannery was the editor of the Canadian Contractor B2B channels for the past 2 ½ years. In this episode Flannery also introduces the magazine's new editor, Adam Freill, a veteran media professional with background in a variety of construction sectors. Freill joins The Hammer to introduce himself and talk about the role of B2B media in our businesses; the big trends he sees in the industry; and his plans for 2023 and beyond. » Listen now...

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

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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Project Manager

Catlin, a Burlington-based construction company is seeking a project manager for custom homes, additions and full-home renovations. Applicants should have construction knowledge, project management education and capability to travel to job sites for inspections. » Apply now

Industrial Mechanic Millwright

CMM Maintenance and Millwright Services is currently seeking experienced Industrial Maintenance Millwrights to join its team. Applicants must be mechanically inclined, with a previous background in the mining sector. The company is based in Northern Ontario. » Apply now

Health and Safety Coordinator

PM Contracting in Kitchener, Ont., is seeking a motivated, self starter to run its health and safety program. Applicants must have excellent time management skills and a keen understanding of health and safety within a construction setting. » Apply now