skilled trades

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Construction Business

Compulsory trades will create red tape and barriers

The new compulsory program launched by the B.C. government will make it more difficult for young workers to get into the trades, says ICBA.
skilled trades

Construction Business

New skilled trades certification launches in B.C.

B.C. is launching a new skilled trades certification system after more than a decade. Every other province requires certified tradespeople.
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REMI Network

Ontario funds construction training in Hamilton

This support will reduce obstacles to hiring, training and retaining workers and apprentices, and reduce the stigma related to a career in the skilled trades to attract a new generation of workers.
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Construction Business

Report reveals skilled trades earning differences

A new report finds that women in the skilled trades, on average, earn about half what men do, because they’re concentrated in lower-earning trades.
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REMI Network

RESCON requests funds to advance pressing issues

As documented in its spring 2021 pre-budget submission, RESCON is asking for funds to alleviate ongoing issues critical to the residential construction industry.
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Construction Business

Apprenticeship forum chair goes to union rep

The national, not-for-profit organization brings together employers, labour unions, training agencies and other stakeholder groups involved in developing the skilled trades workforce.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New Brunswick extends program supporting women in trades

New Boots, a New Brunswick program aimed at supporting and mentoring women in apprenticeable trades, has been extended by three years.
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Construction Business

B.C. demand for skilled labour high

The latest forecast from BuildForce Canada reveals construction demands will remain exceptionally high in B.C. and peak in the latter half of 2021.
construction

Construction Business

ITA signs MOU to increase trade careers in B.C.

ITA, in partnership with Métis Nation British Columbia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen trade opportunities.
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Construction Business

Alberta increases skilled trades funding

The Alberta government is increasing skilled trades funding to provide young people more opportunities to explore trades careers.
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REMI Network

CAF-FCA to develop strategy for women in trades

The National Strategy for Women in Trades will be presented at the National Apprenticeship Conference in Calgary on May 24-26, 2020.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Province invests in youth welding camp

The welding camp at Esgenoôpetitj First Nation will take place from August 12 to 16.
Nexii Omicron

Construction Business

Shelley Gray named ITA chief executive officer

The B.C. Industry Training Authority (ITA) board of directors has named Shelley Gray its new Chief Executive Officer. Gray had been serving as interim CEO.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

New CBTU program aims to increase women apprentices

Canada’s Building Trades Unions have announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bill 47 aims to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced its Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which aims to modernize the province's apprenticeship system.
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Construction Business

New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Skilled trades training facility opens in B.C.

A new $7.4-million skilled trades and technology centre has officially opened in Kamloops, B.C. The facility, known as the NorKam Trades and Technology Centre, will provide training workshops, lectures, hands-on learning opportunities and access to specialized equipment for secondary school students.