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Government of Canada launches Union-Led Advisory Table

The Government of Canada has launched a Union-Led Advisory Table that will include 15 board members from across sectors, and will allow these members to advise the Government on the pressing issues workers are facing today.

Apprenticeship registration surpasses pre-COVID-19 levels, marks highest since 2014

The number of new registrations in 2022 surpassed pre-COVID-19-pandemic registration levels and marks the highest number of new registrations since 2014. In 2022, 81,141 Canadians registered in an apprenticeship program, an increase of 11.6 per cent from 2021.

Ontario to do away with mandatory coroner's inquests on construction site deaths

Ontario intends to do away with mandatory coroner's inquests for workers who died on construction sites. Instead, the province will conduct an annual review of construction site deaths in an effort to alleviate pressure on overloaded coroners and to give answers to families sooner.


How upskilling can accelerate construction careers and job sites

Upskilling throughout your construction career is an essential practice to ensure your skills remain cutting-edge. From the labourer handling machinery to the manager overseeing projects, continuous learning ensures relevance, efficiency, and increased productivity of the whole team. Current challenges with retention and labour shortages faced by the Canadian construction industry make upskilling a more critical necessity than ever before. By Dennis Cinello. » Read more...

The Ryan Report: Time for builder software?

If you are contemplating builder software for your company, you probably agree that the subject is too complex to handle in a short article. We aren’t going to provide the magic code for how to choose the right product. Perhaps the best we can do is clear up some of the mystery around what you should expect from software and what it takes to realize its promise. By Steve Ryan. » Read more...
The Hammer podcast 

The Hammer Epsiode #41: Cyber-security on site – with Wayne Dorris, Axis Communications

Cyber-attacks in construction are on the rise. Bad actors are finding this an attractive industry to target as they can access data and cause business interruptions, and even demand payment of a ransom. As construction companies and their construction sites become increasingly connected, any device connected to the network presents a potential cybersecurity risk, and a robust approach to reducing this exposure is essential. In this episode of the Hammer, Wayne Dorris, program manager for cyber security at Axis Communications, talks strategies for mitigating security risks on the construction site. » Listen now!

The Hammer Episode #40: On the rise: heat pumps – with Austin Harvey, ECCO Supply

In this edition of The Hammer, we are joined by Austin Harvey, residential territory manager for ECCO Supply, to discuss heat pumps. Harvey touches on the reason behind the growing popularity of heat pumps, key considerations and factors for contractors considering heat pump installations, as well as pitfall and reluctancies. Harvey also discusses effective ways that contractors can help clients choose the best pump for their home. » Listen now!

Industry news 

Feds provide funding to implement 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline

The federal government is providing suicide prevention support for people who need it with the introduction of Canada’s new three-digit suicide crisis helpline, 9-8-8. The Government of Canada provided $156 million over three years to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to implement and operate the 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline. » Read more...

Labour shortages cost small businesses $38 billion in revenue opportunities

Small businesses in Canada missed over $38 billion in revenue opportunities last year because they had to turn down or postpone contracts or sales due to labour shortages, finds a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). » Read More...


Carpenter Foreman

Beam Craft, located in North Vancouver, B.C., are seeking a foreman to manage projects in British Columbia. » Apply now


Powerline Electric Ltd., located in King City, Ont., is seeking a electrician with a 309A license or who is a fourth year apprentice. » Apply now

Roof Loader

Convoy Supply, a wholesale distributor of construction materials located in Calgary, is seeking a roof loader. » Apply now

Site Superintendent - Construction

JD Development, located in Markham, Ont., is seeeking a site superintendent with experience in high-rise residential projects. » Apply now