HPAC Magazine


June 24, 2021  

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.

June 24, 2021  

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.

June 18, 2021  

CIPHEX West 2021 to Take Place in November

Health and safety guidelines will be followed as per instruction by the Province of British Columbia.

June 16, 2021  

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.

June 15, 2021  

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.

June 8, 2021  

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.

June 4, 2021  

The Arcticom Group Expands to Canada 

The Group specializes in commercial refrigeration and mechanical services including preventative maintenance, repair, installation and renovation.

June 4, 2021  

Pace Solutions Acquires Glengarry Chemicals

Now called Glengarry Solutions, the move expands Pace Solutions’ water treatment and energy conservation divisions in Canada.

June 3, 2021  

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.

June 2, 2021  

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.

June 1, 2021  

Master Group Acquires Gagnon & Associates

The Master Group employs over 1,000 individuals across 50 branches.

May 27, 2021  

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.

May 21, 2021  

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.

May 21, 2021  

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.

May 19, 2021  

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.

May 18, 2021  

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.

May 13, 2021  

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between ASHRAE and IUVA

The new Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) defines parameters by which ASHRAE and IUVA will work cooperatively.

May 13, 2021  

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.

May 7, 2021  

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.

May 6, 2021  

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.

May 4, 2021  

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.

May 3, 2021  

OptiFlex BACnet Building Controllers

Both models include Ethernet, serial, and USB ports for easy network connectivity.

April 6, 2021  

Canadian Indoor Air Quality Summit Debuts in April

The webinar will focus on indoor air quality and getting back to work post pandemic.

April 5, 2021  

Record Month recorded for Building Permits in February

Showing a huge increase was the commercial component which increased 11.4 per cent.

March 31, 2021  

NADCA Releases 2021 Standard for Cleaning HVAC Systems

New standards are based on their own and associated organizations’ research based on reliable principles.

March 30, 2021  

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.”

Tech Pulse
March 22, 2021  

Smart Buildings: Connecting components and the trades

From rendering, to ribbon cutting, to operations, Canadian building

March 13, 2021  

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.

March 10, 2021  

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.

January 14, 2021  

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.