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July: Federal rebate now available for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles

The Government of Canada announced a $547.5 million funding program for the Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV).

August: Residential building permits bounce back June: StatsCan

The total value of building permits rose 6.9 per cent to $10.3 billion in June. Seven provinces contributed to the gain, led by Ontario, which jumped 22.7 per cent. Construction intentions in the residential sector were up 9.1 per cent.

September: OHBA congratulates 2022 Awards of Distinction winners

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 OHBA Awards of Distinction. This year, the awards program celebrates a milestone 30th anniversary, honouring building excellence across the province of Ontario.

October: Organizations working to encourage more women, girls into skilled trades

Several organizations in Sudbury are working to help encourage more women and young girls into skilled trades. Across Canada, only about five per cent of skilled trades workers are women, according to Statistics Canada.

November: 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 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The 12-month index level is the lowest recorded since 2009, outside of the 2008/2009 and 2020 recessions.

December: 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.
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July: Creative Eye: Contemporizing Calgary

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August: The Mentor

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September: The Garage Whisperer

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October: Editorial: Offline Thinking


November: A Building Concern


December: Everything Eco

The Hammer 

July: The Hammer Episode #28: Building Ontario – Luca Bucci, Ontario Home Builders Association

Recorded the day after Ontario returned Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives to majority government, Luca Bucci, CEO of the OHBA, joined The Hammer to register the association’s official reaction to the new government and share his thoughts on what should happen and what might happen going forward. » Listen now...

August: The Hammer Episode #29: Energy Efficient Renovations In the Codes – Frank Lohmann, CHBA

Frank Lohmann, director of building science for the Canadian Home Builders Association, joins The Hammer to talk about plans to create an existing buildings section of the National Building Code by 2025, which will focus on energy-efficiency requirement for renovations. » Listen now...

September: 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. 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...

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

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. » Listen now...

November: 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? » Listen now...

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

It’s a fond farewell to you from Patrick Flannery, editor of the Canadian Contractor B2B channels for the past 2 ½ years. But your magazine and this podcast will be in the very capable hands of 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...

National Field Support Manager

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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