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Our 3rd Annual survey of electrical contractor Charge-out Rates and Revenues takes just 5 minutes, and is completely anonymous. Your responses help inform everyone on the true state of electrical contracting in Canada this past year.

Investment in building construction down 1.9% in May

Investment in building construction cooled slightly in May, decreasing 1.9% to $19.4 billion, Statscan reports. This was the first drop in seven months.

Ottawa decrees: 100% zero-emission car and passenger truck sales

The feds “will pursue a combination of investments and regulations to help Canadians and industry transition to achieve the 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035”, reports Transport Canada.

4-MIL from Ontario to support “current and future construction workers”

Under the auspices of the Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council, these projects will promote the trades, train future workers and “ensure that current workers have the right tools and mental health supports they need”.

Championing women in renewables since 2013

When I first met Joanna Szarek Osawe, Women in Renewable Energy was just a budding organization with big plans, though Joanna admits “I’ve received a few standard questions or remarks over the years that have definitely not sat well with me”.
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Shelley Bacon

Why wire & cable prices are what they are

Wire & cable prices continue to climb, making estimating, quoting—heck, even getting product in-hand—a challenge for electrical professionals. To better understand what is going on, we turn to Shelley Bacon of Northern Cables Inc. » Learn more

Howie Pruden named Ideal Supply’s VP and GM

Howie Pruden has been named vice-president and general manager, Ideal Supply, succeeding Tim MacDonald, who is retiring (effective June 30). » Meet Howie

Charting B.C.’s energy pathway to 2050 – FortisBC has some ideas

According to FortisBC, the best way for British Columbia to achieve its GHG reduction goals is via a hybrid energy path that encompasses increased electrification and, yes, gas. » Learn more

O’Neil Electric aiming for Victory Lane

Larry Jackson—a 10-year NASCAR Pinty’s Series racer—is partnering with O’Neil Electric Supply, which becomes the primary sponsor on his #84 Dodge as he competes in the full Series campaign. » Read more
EB Survey

Megan Dungan joins SurgePure

Megan Dungan has joined SurgePure in business development, says the company, and is “eager to learn and experience the ins and outs of the sales and marketing world”. » Meet Megan

Ouellet appoints Chase Thompson for Ontario

Ouellet Canada Inc. (l’Islet, Que.) has appointed Chase Thompson territory sales manager for the Province of Ontario. » Meet Chase

Comand and Bentinck join Hydrostor as COO and CFO, respectively

Hydrostor—a long-duration energy storage solution provider—has appointed Dean Comand as chief operating officer and Guy Bentinck as chief financial officer. » Meet Dean and Guy
CMO Demo Days

PCIC • IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Location: September 13-16, San Antonio, Texas » More info

Golf Day – Ontario Electrical League

Date & Location: October 5, Oakville, Ont. » More info

Visit our calendar online for even more industry events. » CLICK HERE