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September 30, 2019

CCDA harmonizes 32 Red Seal trades

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has reached consensus on the harmonization of 32 Red Seal trades, including electricians, with new recommendations set to be implemented by September 2020.

Survey results: Are you earning enough as an electrical contractor?

Earlier this year, Electrical Business conducted an industry survey to find out if our readers from across the country are equally compensated for their work.

IBEW’s Wayland joins new advisory committee to promote skilled trades

IBEW’s Matt Wayland is one of the first members of a new advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada.

VIDEO: OPG demolishes Nanticoke powerhouse

On Aug. 22, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) safely demolished the 491,400-square-foot powerhouse of the former Nanticoke Generating Station, the world’s largest coal-fired plant from 1972 to 2013.

Apprenticeship task force to develop strategy supporting women in trades

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is launching a member task force from across the country to oversee the development of a national strategy for women in the trades.
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BICSI revises Data Centre Design Consultant program

BICSI’s Data Center Design Consultant program’s final updates include an applied data centre design and best practices training course and a credential exam for consultants. » Read full article

DFH agrees to acquire OmniCable

Dot Family Holdings (DFH) has signed an agreement to acquire OmniCable, a redistributor of wire, cable, electrical products and value-added services for distributors in Canada and the U.S. » Read full article

Electrical Business Magazine welcomes new editor: Kavita!

Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk has joined Electrical Business as its new editor. She succeeds Peter Saunders, who has stepped into the role of editor for another magazine in the Annex Business Media family. » Read full article

Mercury Lighting splits from Mercor

Mercury Lighting, a distributor based in in Vaughan, Ont., is ending its affiliation with the Mercor Lighting Group. The corporate change coincides with a new market focus for the lighting service provider. » Read full article

MaxLite appoints Jeff Bristol VP of C&I sales

Lighting manufacturer and marketer MaxLite recently hired Jeff Bristol as VP of commercial and industrial sales. » Read full article