Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: skilled trades

Canada’s Building Trades Unions to increase opportunities in the skilled trades

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Canada's Building Trades Unions announced the launch of In The Trades, a federally-funded program that will help apprentices get started in the skilled trades....

2022 federal budget targets housing and greening the economy

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In its 2022 budget, which includes $56-billion in new spending over six years, the federal government is proposing more than $10-billion in new spending...

Construction industry marks International Women’s Day with call for more initiatives

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) is marking International Women’s Day with a call for more initiatives to support the recruitment of women into...

OGCA and League of Champions Celebrate Women in Construction

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The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) and League of Champions are making an impact this year for Women in Construction week from March 7th...

RESCON calling on federal government to allow more skilled trades into...

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) wants the federal government to allow more workers with skilled trades backgrounds to immigrate to Canada, speed-up harmonization of...

Too Much Government Red Tape, Not Enough Red Seal Training

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By Chris Gardner, President, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association With the construction industry facing an unprecedented labour shortage and supply chain pressures, the B.C. provincial...

Role of unions in trades training increasing: OCS

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A new report from the Ontario Construction Secretariat highlights the growing role of unions and their contractor partners in delivering skills upgrade, apprenticeship and...

Ontario launches new agency for skilled trades

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The Ontario government has launched Skilled Trades Ontario, a new Crown agency, to improve trades training and simplify services. The new agency will promote...

RESCON outlines three steps to boost number of construction skilled trades

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Construction employers can help boost numbers in the skilled trades by tapping into government programs and supports, advertising potential opportunities, and focusing on retention,...

Closing the Diversity Gap

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How the infrastructure sector is cultivating a more diverse workforce. It is imperative that the leading decision makers in the industry are representative of the...
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