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Meet the speakers for Women in Construction 2024

The agenda is set for the Women in Construction 2024 virtual event on March 7. This is your opportunity to engage in conversations with industry leaders, explore careers beyond the trades, discuss work-life balance, dive into the world of affinity groups, participate in interactive panels and more!

Canada’s building trades unions introduces climate-focused construction curriculum

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the first pilot implementation of Building It Green – Canada’s most comprehensive climate-focused construction education curriculum, designed by tradespeople for tradespeople. Building It Green will be available in over 200 union training centres from coast-to-coast to support Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ employer and contractor partners, as the program rolls out nationally over the coming months.

MCAC calls for tax incentive for gender-specific PPE

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) recently made a pre-budget submission for the 2024 federal budget, with key focus areas including a designated contact point for policy consistency, re-opening the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program, industry-specific support mental health support and the implementation of a tax-incentive program to off-set the costs of gender-specific PPE.


What Went Hong?: Building permits

A building permit is necessary when a building is constructed, renovated, demolished or a change in the building’s use is requested. In his latest edition of What Went Hong?, author James Hong writes on the process of obtaining permits, as well as associated costs and what can happen when permits are not obtained correctly. » Read more...

Securing the future: What a career in the trades really looks like

We’re all feeling the pinch. As our baby boomer employees start transitioning into retirement, we’re wondering who, exactly, is going to fill those work boots. The solution to a labour shortage involves taking a different approach…or several. It can look like recruiting from trade programs, sponsoring new Canadians, and developing employee skill sets. It’s about building a pipeline of diverse talent and encouraging a whole new generation of skilled workers to the construction trades. By Remi Ryel and Debbie De Sousa. » 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!


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

Service Electrician

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


Brent Jansen Plumbing, located in Victoria, B.C., is seeking a plumber with a Journeyman certification. » Apply now