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LAST CHANCE to write September edition!

Our 3rd Annual survey of electrical contractor Charge-out Rates and Revenues takes just 5 minutes, and is completely anonymous. It’s the Special Feature in our upcoming September edition, and we need your input.

IPEX constructing “one of the most advanced plastics manufacturing facilities”

At nearly 200,000 sf, the new facility will embrace “Industry 4.0”, including artificial intelligence, and will increase the company’s ability to manufacture fittings for electrical, plumbing, industrial, and municipal applications.

Saskatchewan spending on programs at Sask Polytech and SATCC

The province is providing roughly $13 million in new funding to Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) to deliver education and skills training programs “to help grow a skilled workforce”.

Meet some of the women “powering up” Canada’s electrical sector

One person got into Electrical because a high school teacher ignited an interest in electricity. Another got into it because they their current career had dead-ended, and they wanted a fresh start. All are passionate about their trade.

Ottawa supports Waterton Energy Storage and Lethbridge’s CVR tech

Ottawa is investing over $900,000 for two smart grid projects in Alberta that aim to “enhance the energy grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions”. The first investment is for FortisAlberta, the second for Lethbridge Electric Utility.
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Government consultations

Do government consultations on youth and skilled trades change anything?

According to our panel of electrical contractors, the answer is a resounding No. “In all the years we’ve been doing these kinds of reports, the bureaucrats always get involved, and they just follow the same old story [...]”. » So what would they do differently?
Construction Jobsite

Right people. Right time. Right place.

Struggling to find qualified recruits? Looking for a job in the burgeoning construction sector?

ConstructionJobsite.ca is Canada’s premier online job portal for the sector. A laser focus on the right people across Canada’s largest construction media audience, plus an extended reach outside that sector, means you get the right applicants the first time, or find jobs that are just right for your career path.

Scale and reach are guaranteed by an audience of almost 470,000 industry professionals, including website promotion to 150,000 qualified monthly site visitors, email promotion to 76,000 industry emails, and social media reach in and beyond the sector.

» View today’s jobs!
EB Survey

A “green” grid needs digitalization, AI, data science, national policy

“We are at a historical point,” when it comes to electrification and “green” grid expansion, according to Anthony Allard, head of Hitachi ABB Power Grids, North America. We recap Hitachi Social Innovation Forum. » Read more

Ontario investing $440K in Junior Achievement programming

“We need to show students and their parents that becoming a tradesperson—a carpenter, a plumber, or an electrician—can be as fulfilling as becoming a doctor, lawyer or an engineer,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. » Learn more

Indy Butany-DeSouza is Elexicon’s new president & CEO

“I am delighted to join Elexicon Energy and build on the exciting initiatives launched since its merger just over two years ago,” said Butany-DeSouza, who currently serves at Alectra Utilities. » Meet Indy

Milwaukee MX Fuel Rocket tower light/charger

The portable 10-ft jobsite light is suitable for both inside and outside use, delivering up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting. » Learn more

Toughbook S1 tablet made for portability and reliability

The S1 is the only 7-in. enterprise-grade tablet, says Panasonic, that enables both landscape and portrait modes, so users can view apps in their preferred orientation. » Learn more

Appleton IHC Series of LED luminaires for heavy industrial

Featuring lumen outputs of 50K, 60K, 75K and 90K, the luminaires supply up to 250% more output than standard LED fixtures on the market, says Emerson. » Learn more
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