Construction Payroll Employment Shows Growth Through Tough Times
The number of payroll employees rose in every sub-sector within construction, led by specialty trade contractors.
Study Highlights Challenge in Retaining Apprentices
This study is said to serve as an important baseline for understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on apprentices as they undergo or complete their training.
CIPHEX West 2021 to Take Place in November
Health and safety guidelines will be followed as per instruction by the Province of British Columbia.
CIPH Welcomes Bill Hooper as Chair for 2021-22
The CIPH Annual General Meeting also included a number of Award presentations including the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit going to Wade Peterson.
Ontario Introduces New Project Aimed to Help Youth Explore Careers in the Skilled Trades
Approximately 70 one-day boot camps will take place in communities that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marks Supply acquired by U.S.-based Munch’s Supply
Celebrating its 65th year in business, this is Munch’s Supply’s first entry into the Canadian market.
The Arcticom Group Expands to Canada
The Group specializes in commercial refrigeration and mechanical services including preventative maintenance, repair, installation and renovation.
Pace Solutions Acquires Glengarry Chemicals
Now called Glengarry Solutions, the move expands Pace Solutions’ water treatment and energy conservation divisions in Canada.
Humber College to Expand Skilled Trades Facility
The $9.5-million expansion will feature simulated worksites for hands-on learning and alternative methods of course delivery.
Building Permits in Canada Continue Strong Showings
Commercial permits surged 28.7% to $1.9 billion in April thanks to a $97 million permit for the Sick Kids patient support centre in the city of Toronto.
Master Group Acquires Gagnon & Associates
The Master Group employs over 1,000 individuals across 50 branches.
Johnson Controls Selects Environmentally Sustainable R-454B as Future Refrigerant
In addition to reducing environmental impact, R-454B is expected to be more compatible with existing R-410A equipment designs.
Franklin Electric Secures Acquisition of New Aqua
Franklin Electric provides the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel.
Canada to Invest $10 million Into New Energy Advisor Jobs
Expected in the reported call for proposals is a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country.
Report: Heavy Demand Nationally for Red Seal Trade Apprentices
To meet anticipated demand, Canada will need a total of 375,026 apprentices across 56 Red Seal trades over the next five years.
E-volution – 2021 Service Vehicle Round-up
Despite more talk about electric vehicles, for now service truck and van updates in 2021 focus more on fuel efficiency and convenience features.
Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between ASHRAE and IUVA
The new Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) defines parameters by which ASHRAE and IUVA will work cooperatively.
IPEX Opens Two New Distribution Centres in Winnipeg and Dartmouth
Both openings will allow the company to improve service by bringing more products closer to customers and end-users.
Ontario Introduces Plan of New Crown Agency to Replace Ontario College of Trades
Under the proposed legislation, Skilled Trades Ontario would become the province’s industry-informed training authority.
Third Straight Record Month for Building Permits Recorded in Canada
Three consecutive monthly highs led to a record-setting first quarter, up 12.7% to $31.2 billion.
Canada-Turkey Virtual HVAC/R Trade Delegation Event
Being held June 1 to 3, members of the Canadian HVAC/R industry are invited to meet with 17 HVAC/R exporting companies from Turkey.
OptiFlex BACnet Building Controllers
Both models include Ethernet, serial, and USB ports for easy network connectivity.
Canadian Indoor Air Quality Summit Debuts in April
The webinar will focus on indoor air quality and getting back to work post pandemic.
Record Month recorded for Building Permits in February
Showing a huge increase was the commercial component which increased 11.4 per cent.
NADCA Releases 2021 Standard for Cleaning HVAC Systems
New standards are based on their own and associated organizations’ research based on reliable principles.
Construction industry-focused job board goes live
“As we exit the COVID pandemic, the need for qualified talent in this sector will be greater than ever.”
Smart Buildings: Connecting components and the trades
From rendering, to ribbon cutting, to operations, Canadian building…
Right Time Group acquires AtlasCare
AtlasCare is the fifth acquisition completed by Right Time, and the first following the Group’s acquisition by San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors in December 2020.
StatsCan Report: regional income disparities for newly certified journeypersons
New study finds that starting incomes of newly-certified journeypersons in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador have fallen since 2014, while the incomes in Central Canada have risen.
Report shares methods for measuring loss of labour productivity
White Paper commissioned by MCAA, NECA and SMACNA presents ways contractor firms can quantify loss of productivity on contract work due to
COVID-19 or other unforeseen causes.