Training & Safety

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Women in trades: the challenge of change

Change is not easy. And women entering the male dominated construction industry know that better than most, representing 4.5 per cent of the skilled trades.
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Building support for mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is emphasizing the importance of having strategies in place to provide support for mental health in construction.
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Time is right for a construction career

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada is promoting a career in construction with the launch of Opportunity Knocks.
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Construction labour force recruitment critical

Between 2019 and 2021, a significant amount of competing large-scale, multi-billion dollar projects are expected to commence in British Columbia. Construction demand is growing faster than
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Construction trades of the future

With the construction projects becoming more complex, people will not only need strong trade skills but be adaptable to modern technology.
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CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds

Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the feds about housing affordability.

Safety data will drive construction performance

Introduction As an industry, we have made great improvements in safety performance, but despite our best efforts safety in construction has largely remained behind the

Harmonization needed for Red Seal apprentices

Established in 1952, the Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to form a common set of standards for designated trades and now represents the Canadian

Mentorship is key to transferring knowledge

The construction industry is forecasted to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade, making mentorship more critical than ever.
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Working at heights standard takes effect in April

A new working at heights training standard aimed at preventing deaths and critical injuries in the Ontario construction sector takes effect April 1.

Attracting women to jobs in construction

Traditionally, construction has not been a field too many women have considered. In fact, historically they were encouraged to enter teaching, nursing or clerical positions.

Alberta’s Temporary Foreign Worker program

Shortages of skilled workers in Alberta are well-known and well-documented, and this year the federal government overhauled the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program and created a precarious situation for the future of a successful construction industry in Alberta.

Investing in workplace safety

All businesses take on risks to save time and money. But some risks, like those relating to the workplace safety, are just not worth the gamble.

Meeting the demand for electric vehicles

The new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program will provide the electric vehicle transportation sector of the electrical industry with a structured platform to facilitate training and certification for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment across residential, commercial/public and fleet markets.

Demand for skilled workers high in B.C.

The common chorus is that B.C. is going to need more than 50,000 new skilled workers over the coming decade.

The importance of return to work

Six helpful steps employers can follow when developing an injury management plan.

Taking construction safety to the next level

Six key risk factors that construction site workers should consider and the steps necessary for augmenting the chances of success.