ICBA Benefit

REMI Network

ICBA Benefit acquires Nexgen Advisory Group

ICBA Benefit Services Ltd. has acquired Calgary-based Nexgen Advisory Group to grow its benefits brokerage business and expand in markets outside of B.C.

Construction Business

Poll shows majority support for fair bidding in B.C.

A new poll released by Merit Canada and the ICBA shows that the majority of British Columbians support fair bidding at 83 per cent.
ICBA workers shortage

Construction Business

Pay raise, slowing volume, shortage of workers

The ICBA CEO breakfast at Buildex Vancouver highlighted the association's annual wage and benefits survey with worker shortages remaining the top concern.
BC CBA protest

Construction Business

B.C. contractors, workers gather to protest CBA

Construction workers gathered at the B.C. legislature on November 19 to call on the NDP government to scrap the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).
Procore technology panel

Construction Business

Experts discuss technology at breakfast panel

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA), along with Procore Technologies, hosted a breakfast panel on Construction Technology.
CBA court challenge coalition

Construction Business

Construction coalition challenges CBA in court

A coalition of British Columbia’s largest construction associations and progressive unions began legal proceedings Feb. 27 in B.C. Supreme Court.
the Reframed Lab

Construction Business

B.C. construction industry deeply divided over CBA

When the B.C. government introduced the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in July 2018, it set off a heated debate within the construction industry.
ICBA workers shortage

Construction Business

ICBA survey: construction wages to increase

B.C. construction workers to see pay raises over the next two years, according to the results of the ICBA 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey.
Gord Stewart ICBA

Construction Business

Entry calls for ICBA’s Gord Stewart Award

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce the 2018 Gord Stewart Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation Award is now open for entries.
Trans Mountain pipeline

Construction Business

Trans Mountain pipeline delay concerns industry

The future of the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in question after Kinder Morgan announced it is suspending non-essential construction.
ICBA wage

Construction Business

ICBA survey forecasts construction wage increase

Wages for B.C. construction workers are expected to increase nearly 10 per cent over the next two years, according to the ICBA.
LNG Canada investment

Construction Business

B.C. budget invests billions in infrastructure

B.C.’s provincial budget 2017 includes billions in infrastructure spending. The announcement demonstrates that the province’s commitment to balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility is paying dividends for
cost relief

Construction Business

Chris Gardner joins ICBA as president

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA) has named Chris Gardner as its new president. Gardner replaces Gord Stewart, who was appointed

Construction Business

ICBA Philip Hochstein retires as president

After more than 30 years at the helm of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA), Philip Hochstein has stepped aside as president. Under his

Construction Business

B.C.’s political future hangs in the balance

The next B.C. provincial election, slated for May 2013, is a source of great concern for many in the construction industry.

Construction Business

Rising municipal fees

Construction companies know how important it is to control costs. However, British Columbia’s municipalities don’t seem to share the same sentiment. Municipal government is costing ...