Tag: skilled trades

Closing the labour gap

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Changes are needed to Canada’s immigration system to ensure the construction sector can respond to growth By Bill Ferriera Canada is building at a rate...

Ontario providing more than $6M to train over 1,000 carpenters

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The Government of Ontario is investing more than $6 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support two innovative projects that will train...

Canada announces investments to support skilled tradespeople in Quebec

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The Government of Canada announced investments of over $42 million for Quebec apprentices through the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy. The Government of Canada is providing $39.4...

Alberta investing $43M for Advanced Skills Centre at NAIT

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The Government of Alberta announced it is investing $43 million to plan the Advanced Skills Centre (ASC) at NAIT, training an additional 4,200 apprentices...

Atwill-Morin puts its “robocops” to work on selected construction sites

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Atwill-Morin announced it has just taken a step forward in health and safety for its employees, acquiring a dozen exoskeletons that will gradually make...

Construction stakeholders call for immigration system reforms to address looming labour...

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Changes are needed to Canada’s immigration system to ensure the construction sector can respond to growth, and deliver on key public-policy priorities such as...

Women in Construction: Workplace equity advocate Karen Dearlove

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BC Centre for Women in the Trades’ (BCCWITT) Karen Dearlove has spent the last three years in the role of executive director, guiding the...

VRCA and partners launch ‘Bring Trades to School’ program 

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The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) announced a partnership with the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and Burnaby...

Conestoga expands trades program with support from Owens Corning Foundation

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The Owens Corning Foundation announced that it is investing $200,000 to support the national delivery and expansion of Conestoga College’s Jill of All Trades...

Canada announces $7M investment in skilled trades workers in Windsor

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The Government of Canada announced funding for over $7.3 million for two projects through the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy’s Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP)...