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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.

January 13, 2021  

The Troubles I Have Seen

Sharp eyesight, an inquisitive mind and deductive reasoning are all required when solving HVAC problems.

December 2, 2020  

Be Heard: Ontario is replacing its College of Trades – What would you like to see?

HRAI is inviting individuals related to the HVAC/R industry to online sessions on Wednesday, December 16th to share their thoughts on how Ontario’s skilled trades sector should be governed.

September 10, 2020  

Why Subs Can’t Afford to Leave Data Behind

When it comes to data ownership in the construction

August 18, 2020  

Building Readiness Guide Update from ASHRAE

The Building Readiness Guide includes additional information and clarifications so that owners can avoid operating their HVAC systems 24/7.

June 3, 2020  

New Rep for Weil-McLain in Manitoba/Thunder Bay

Winnipeg-based Hydron-Aire Ltd. has taken on the representation of the Weil-McLain Canada territory from Fernando Carreiro who is retiring after 15 years as the region’s agent.

May 21, 2020  

NRCan offers limited time 25% subsidy on HRAI virtual training courses

The NRCAN subsidy is being offered for a limited time between May 19th and June 30th, 2020 or until the subsidy is exhausted.

May 12, 2020  

Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registration

Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.

May 7, 2020  

In Conversation: Helping the homeless and adapting to new realities during the pandemic

We spoke with Michael Storfer and Carolina Lorenz of NEXT Supply, the plumbing and hydronics wholesaler in the Greater Toronto Area, about maintaining its commitments to its customers, co-workers and community in these challenging times.

April 30, 2020  

In Conversation: Community Outreach During Covid-19

Calgary’s Ace Plumbing and Heating is offering free pick-up and delivery of groceries and complimentary replacement furnace filters and water softener salt to comfort clients during COVID-19. We speak with company owner Jack Devetten.

April 22, 2020  

In Conversation: Managing the Curveballs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In conversation with Justin Boisvert, owner of Bi-Temp Ltd. In Belleville, Ont., a residential and commercial HVAC contractor and service provider.