Monthly Archive:: October 2013

CRCA kicks off Roofing Canada Awards, spotlights specification manual

CRCA is accepting entries for its Roofing Canada Award. The annual award recognizes CRCA members for outstanding workmanship, innovation and service to the community and industry.

Throne speech well received by construction industry

The Canadian government’s October 16th throne speech has left construction industry stakeholders feeling positive about the government’s approach to skilled trades training and talent acquisition.

Op Ed: Where did all our skilled workers go?

A mixture of cultural stereotypes, white-collar opportunities and an “ivory tower preoccupation” may be to blame for Canada’s lack of skilled workers. This is according to the Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason, who this month published an article attempting to get to the root of the country’s talent gap.

Construct Canada prepares for 25th anniversary

Construct Canada, the country’s leading building, design and construction show, is returning for its 25th year this December, and CRCA will be there to celebrate the silver anniversary.

Premiers: Canada Job Grant doomed

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and New Brunswick Premier David Alward say the Canada Job Grant will not work as planned if the federal Conservatives fail to make changes to the jobs training fund.

CRCA conference heads to Las Vegas

CRCA is taking its annual show to Las Vegas for a three-day event that promises to be one the largest in the association’s history.