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Tuesday June 19, 2018

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Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage
Business
Thursday February 8 2018

Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage

Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade.

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Business
Friday February 2 2018

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour

Program intended for workers beneficial to Canada is used to fill construction jobs at lower wages, says union study.

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?
Commercial
Thursday February 1 2018

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?

$22.8-million increase and an additional eight to 12 months is required to complete the renovation and restoration work on Union Station in Toronto.

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017

The supply shortage that helped drive up the average price of a newly built, single-family home 23 per cent year-over-year in December, to $1.23 million, will...

Canadian Arm of U.K. Carillion Files for Creditor Protection
Business
Tuesday January 30 2018

Canadian Arm of U.K. Carillion Files for Creditor Protection

Carillion Canada has been granted protection from creditors by the Ontario Superior Court under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average

A new report by Statistics Canada suggests residential construction numbers in Saskatchewan are lagging behind the rest of the country.

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta
Residential
Thursday January 4 2018

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta

New home construction in Alberta continues to rebound, led by growth in single-family homes.

Calgary Condo Construction Activity Grows
Business
Monday December 18 2017

Calgary Condo Construction Activity Grows

November was the busiest month for construction starts on apartments in the Calgary area in more than two years.

Ontario’s New Construction Act
Business
Monday December 18 2017

Ontario’s New Construction Act

Adjudication is somewhat similar to a mandatory arbitration, with new and strict rules leading hopefully toward ‘prompt payment’ legislation under Ontario’s new Construction Act. Part II.1...

Business
Feb 22 2018
Report Forecasts Decline in Nonresidential Building

According to the Spring 2018 Forecast Quarterly Report, nonresidential building starts in the United States will drop by 1.6 percent in 2018. However, the decline can...

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Business
Feb 8 2018
Quebec Construction Mogul Tony Accurso Acquitted

The jury in the trial of well-known Quebec construction magnate, Tony Accurso, who was accused of breach of trust, needed less than 24 hours of deliberations...

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Business
Feb 6 2018
Fairfax Holdings to Acquire Major Parts of Carillion Canada

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and Carillion Canada Holdings Incorporated announced Feb. 5 they have entered into an agreement for Fairfax to acquire the services division...

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Business
Feb 6 2018
US Construction Spending up 0.7 per cent in December

U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 per cent in December to a record high. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain with all major sectors...

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Business
Feb 6 2018
CCA Mobilizes Members to Oppose Government-owned Enterprises

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced in an email to its board members, partner associations and corporate members that it has advised the government of Canada...

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Business
Feb 6 2018
Construction Employment in New Brunswick to Hold Steady

In a shift away from major industrial and engineering construction projects, more traditional core infrastructure construction and maintenance activities will be the primary employment drivers in...

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Business
Feb 2 2018
Further Job Losses Expected Across Alberta’s Construction Industry

As major projects wind down and the impact of lower oil prices persist, Alberta’s construction industry will shrink by up to 5,200 jobs through to 2019....

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Business
Feb 2 2018
Large Number of Retirements to Hold-back N.L.’s Construction Sector

The latest labour market forecast by BuildForce Canada is raising some concerns for the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Safety
Feb 1 2018
Toronto's Construction Workplace Safety Blitz

The results of a province-wide enforcement blitz that focused on supervision of construction projects and workers were released recently.

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