Canadian Apprenticeship Forum announces national strategy for supporting women in the trades.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) announces its road map for the creation of a National Strategy for Women in the Trades in Canada. Informed by more than 350 participants at the 2018 Supporting Women in Trades Conference held in Halifax, the Road Map includes eight (8) concrete action items and areas of focus required to create a national approach to recruiting and retaining women in the skilled trades. Read more.

Nova Scotia Spring Weight Restrictions

Spring Weight Restrictions in Nova Scotia will be in effect as follows:

Monday, March 11 at 12:01 am – Halifax, Hants, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou

Monday, March 18 at 12:01 am – Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria and Cape Breton

Industry helps foster innovation through mentorship

In a pilot program funded by National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research and Program (NRC IRAP), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) are partnering with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) under Fiona Famulak’s leadership and the Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) under John DeVries’ leadership to connect three IRAP-funded firms with industry member volunteer mentors.

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Landmark ruling would provide relief to contractors in bankruptcy cases

Payment issues demonstrate themselves in various forms and cause a lot of sleepless nights to the members of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Payment issues also trouble owners as projects may be delayed, and, at the end of the day, tax payers may suffer. This article provides an overview of an important win for our industry that protects trust funds from creditors, ensuring contractors can get paid in priority after a bankruptcy. Click here to read more.