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Feds fund climate resilient research for infrastructure

The federal government is set to invest $59.6 million over five years to "amplify and expedite research initiatives that will help ensure communities have the knowledge and guidance – including codes, standards, guidelines, and tools – needed to adapt to the impacts of climate change."

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Level Up Your Electrical Projects: Motor Best Practices for 2024

Explore our 2024 playbook tailored for electrical contractors seeking a competitive edge. Uncover industry-best practices and stay ahead of the curve.

Atlantic, federal housing ministers agree factory-produced homes offer way forward

The federal and Atlantic provinces’ housing ministers said after a recent meeting in Halifax that one chapter in the federal housing design catalogue will be specifically aimed at the Atlantic region, with pre-approved designs taking into account regulations, climate and available materials in the region.

Federal Indigenous employability investment unveiled in Kahnawake

A $25 million federal investment into Indigenous employability in Quebec will be allocated to the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec for their project, Global Strategy for Indigenous Employability. This project aims to increase the number of Indigenous people in employment or vocational training.

From the archives 

Radon covered: Building and retrofitting to protect against a persistent and deadly gas

To protect Canadians from radon buildup, the contractor and builder communities need to consider building code measures that will control radon entry, especially as government incentives to protect against radon accumulation increase. With increased public interest in protecting homes from radon, contractors and builders need to have plans and products in mind to tackle this issue. By Maxime Duzyk. » Read more...

The Mentor

Richard Speare, president of Barrie, Ont.,-based Speare Construction and Contracting, got into the construction business by accident, but he’s glad he made the jump. After finishing high school in 1978, Speare started working for Ontario Hydro as an electrical operator. His career path took him into management positions where he learned how to oversee projects and manage people — skills that he would put to good use years later when running his own company. By Jack Kazmierski. » 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!

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

In the latest 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 

Climate training for construction workers coming soon

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is setting out to up the entire building industry’s climate knowledge with a new training initiative focused on the role of the trades in addressing and adapting to climate change. The Building It Green project aims to "to enroll as many trades instructors as possible in a free, short online course on the basics of climate change followed by a more comprehensive in-person training session. These instructors will take that knowledge back to training centres and union halls and pass it on to trades apprentices." » Read More...


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

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

Service Electrician

Kato Electrical, located in Vancouver, is seeking a skilled Journeyman Electrician. » Apply now