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CCA and WomanACT launch new training program to tackle harassment

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is taking part in a collaboration with WomanACT and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) to launch a new training program aimed at fostering safe and harassment-free workplaces, particularly within the trade and STEM sectors.

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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.

Over $7 million investment in skilled trades workers in Windsor

Two projects are receiving $7.3 million in funding from the federal government through the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy’s Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) – Innovation in Apprenticeship Stream. These projects aim to "improve the participation of underrepresented groups, such as women, newcomers, persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, and racialized Canadians, in the Red Seal trades."

Scotiabank and Home Hardware launch new Visa card designed for small businesses

Scotiabank and Home Hardware have teamed up to launch the new Scotia Home Hardware PRO Visa Business card, designed to support entrepreneurs in the trades and construction industry. The card offers rewards in the marketplace through the Scene+ loyalty program, with features including a competitive variable rate, no annual fees, a 21-day interest free grace-period on new purchases and credit limits of up to $500,000.

From the archives 

Concrete Facts – Building with ICF is different but offers benefits

As you read this, many insulated concrete form homes are going up across Canada, in addition to many ICF multi-level residential and commercial buildings, garages and barns. This type of construction is now gaining significant momentum for the first time since its arrival in Canada in the early 1950s. Get to know insulated concrete form construction, which is gaining popularity in residential builds across the country. By Treena Hein. » Read more...

The information contractor

Peter Glaw has taken Premier Quality Renovations from a two-man team, started by his father and uncle, to a multifaceted, all-inclusive renovation and information powerhouse. While Premier’s traditional renovations teams stillfunction in much the same capacity as many other contractor teams, the company adds a wrinkle to its offering with consultations and its become-your-own-general-contractor system of education, networking and material access. By Alex Mackenzie. » 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 

Spindle, Stairs & Railings introduces its mono stair system

Calgary’s Spindle, Stairs & Railings has introduced its mono stair system, which utilizes 3D modelling technology. This stair solution promises swift installation, eliminating the need for additional services and presenting a comprehensive package that covers everything from staining and painting to railing completion—all accomplished in just one day. » Read More...


Mirka announces Limited Edition Black DEROS Combo Kit

Mirka, a manufacturer of high-quality abrasives, dust-free sanding solutions, and power tools, has announced a limited-edition black DEROS combo kit. Key features of the Mirka DEROS include a brushless motor, bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to connect to the MyMirka app and a dust extraction system. » Read More...


Hvac Mechanical Technician

Jaywal Mechanical, located in Bolton, Ont., are looking for an experienced gas fitter technician to support maintenance, trouble shooting, and installations of hvac systems. » Apply now

Journeyman/Apprentice Plumber-Gasfitter

JSL Projects Inc., located in Yellowknife, are seeking a Journeyman with 10 years experience in performing construction and service to their commercial, residential, and industrial clients. » 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

Service Electrician

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