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Feds fund sustainable affordable housing units in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

The funds are part of a plan to decarbonize the buildings sector to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050.

Ontario allowing high school students to transition to skilled trades apprenticeship programs

The change means that more students will be able to enter the trades faster than ever before.

Investment in building construction decreased in December, StatCan says

The residential sector declined 2.1 per cent to $14.6 billion, the agency said, while the non-residential sector was up 0.8 per cent to $5.6 billion.

Plenty of opportunities for women in construction, RESCON says

Presently, women account for less than five per cent of construction workers, yet close to 100,000 construction workers will be needed in Ontario alone by 2030.

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The Hammer Episode #35: The application of ICFs – Brian Corder, BuildBlock Building Systems

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been around for more than 40 years. In addition to their use for basements and foundation walls, Canadian builders are now using the technology to go up several storeys as well. The Hammer staff caught up with Brian Corder, CEO and president of BuildBlock Building Systems and chair of the Marketing Committee of the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA), to get him to share some great insights, and some technical details. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #23: Trading Up – Hon. Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, joins The Hammer to explain the newly formed Skilled Trades Ontario agency, which replaces the Ontario College of Trades as the apprenticeship and skilled trades regulator for the province. » Listen now...

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Public Works - General Labourer/Operator

The Township’s Public Works department is currently seeking applications for a General Labourer/Operator contract position. The successful candidates must be mechanically inclined and have experience performing a variety of duties associated with roads services and maintenance. The General Labourer/Operator position is responsible for operating and maintaining various equipment, driving single and tandem axel vehicles, performing labourer activities and operating snow removal equipment to provide services for winter operations. » Apply now

Superintendent, Building Maintenance

The City of Orillia has an opening for a full-time position of Superintendent, Building Maintenance in the Property and Environmental Sustainability Division of the Environment and Infrastructure Services Department. » Apply now

Site Assistant

The Site Assistant works alongside the Superintendent to ensure homes are completed on time, on budget and without deficiencies. The Site Assistant will ensure that Excel Homes has an excellent image with trades and customers through efficient and effective home construction operations. the Site Assistant will assist in the overall appearance of job sites, while ensuring that Superintendent is aware of key issues as such issues arise. » Apply now

General Labourer

CMS Steel Pro has multiple projects on-going at any one time. Additionally, we sub-contract employees to client's job sites where we have Steel Pro supervisors on-site to support our workers. Job sites vary from fabrication, industrial and marine. Opportunities in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia. » Read More...