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Support Ontario Youth passes 500 apprentices registered

Support Ontario Youth (SOY), a leading industry and government-supported apprentice sponsor group, announce the official registration of 500 apprentices. This significant milestone represents the dedication and hard work of our team, apprentices, mentors, and partners who have contributed to the growth and success of Ontario’s skilled trades industry.

Women in Construction 2024 to explore careers beyond the trades, work-life balance and more

Our fourth annual Women in Construction event is set to take place on March 7, kicking off at 1:00 p.m. E.T. A collaboration between 10 leading construction trade publications, Women in Construction 2024 is designed to help construction professionals discover the insights needed to navigate the evolving demands for women in construction, on and off the jobsite.

Ontario investing $62.9M in foundational skilled trades programs

The Ontario government is investing over $62.9 million in two of the province’s foundational skilled trades programs to help more than 18,000 young people explore and prepare for life-long careers in a growing industry. The record increase in funding will help train the 100,000 skilled workers needed to build transit, hospitals and at least 1.5 million homes by 2031.


Higher value at the lower level

It might be time to consider creating basement spaces with rental conversion optionality built in. There is no reason that today’s single-family space can’t become tomorrow’s multi-unit housing. With a bit of extra planning and consideration, this could be an achievable goal for all basement renovations moving forward. Of course, the possible optionality of a future basement apartment should be an easy sell but how do you do it without blowing budgets? By Christopher Smith. » Read more...

Creative Eye: My House Design/Build/Team

According to the Canadian Home Builder’s Association, the country’s most impressive net zero home is a renovated 1967 bungalow in the Oakridge area of Vancouver. My House Design/Build/Team was nominated for seven awards at the CHBA’s annual spring National Awards for Housing Excellence, and they walked away with “Best Single Room Renovation” for a project in Surrey, as well as “Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home” for their finespun net zero “Modern Cottage.” Gordon Wornoff spoke with Graeme Huguet, about the company's achievements. By Gornon Wornoff. » Read more...
The Hammer podcast 

The Hammer Episode #42: Aging and apprenticeships – with Vice-Chair Jack Slaughter and Jeremy Ambraska

Vice-Chair Jack Slaughter of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and Jeremy Ambraska, employment and labour lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz (Coos) LLP join this episode of the Hammer to discuss the aging workforce, apprenticeships and training within the construction sector. Vice Chair Slaughter and Ambraska engage in conversation with editor, Kaitlin Secord, about mentorship and knowledge transfer, the importance of diversity and inclusion, how to the construction industry’s status among prospective journeypersons and the importance of being a progressive employer. » Listen now!


Residential Service Electrician

Stronghold Electric, located in Calgary and serving the surrounding areas, is seeking a certified journeyman with residential experience. » Apply now

Full time Experienced Plumbers - Red Seal Not Necessary

JJ&A Mechanical, located in Surrey, B.C., is looking for experienced plumbers and/or experienced apprentices or gas fitters. » Apply now

Construction Estimator

Colonial Building Restoration, located in Scarborough, Ont., is seeking a construction estimator who will be responsible for preparing takeoffs for various industrial, commercial and, institutional restoration projects. » Apply now

Historic Restoration Carpenter Foreman

Roof Tile Management Inc. [RTM], located in Mississauga, Ont., is seeking a Historic Restoration Carpenter Foreman with experience in heritage construction. » Apply now