Monthly Archive:: January 2014

BTY report: Canada leads in “stable construction”

BTY Group has issued its Market Intelligence Report for the fourth quarter of 2013, citing Canada as a leader in the provision of stable construction. The report indicates Canadians have completed more than 200 domestic public-private partnership projects (P3s) within the last decade, and that overall workload looks likely to remain stable in the year

Study: Youth perception of skilled trades careers up

A study by the Canadian Apprentice Forum (CAF) shows more youth are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades than they were a decade earlier. The report, entitled Youth Perceptions of Careers in the Skilled Trades, shows 46 per cent of youth surveyed are considering a career in skilled trades, compared to 29

Construction leaders back Bill 69 petition

Construction leaders across Ontario are coming together in support of Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act. In a recent article at Daily Commercial News, industry representatives stated their desire to see the Act make its way through the province’s legislature and urged stakeholders to show their support by signing a recently launched online petition.

Federal and provincial governments help apprentices and create jobs in Atlantic Canada

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced an initiative to harmonize apprenticeship systems across the Atlantic region.

CRCA editorial: Show your support on Bill 69

To all CRCA members, As you are aware, CRCA is working with the NTCCC (National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada) to bring Prompt Payment Legislation (PPL) to reality. Our initial efforts have focused on the Ontario marketplace and we need your support. Whether you work or reside in Ontario is not important; we ask you

CRCA publications available to order

CRCA’s updated Roofing Preventative Maintenance Manual and Roofing Specifications Manual are among the numerous industry publications ready to order now from CRCA’s library. Available to members, the manuals provide roofing professionals with essential and up-to-date industry guides, and can be ordered directly through

Canada ends 2013 among the top growing economies of the G-7

Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, this winter reminded Canadians and investors of Canada’s fiscal and economic success story on the eve of 2014, saying he expects this track record to continue to promote trade and attract investment even amidst a volatile global economy.

Countdown to CRCA’s National Conference in Las Vegas

It’s “Viva Las Vegas!” for the CRCA, as Canada’s premier roofing association makes final preparations for its 55th Annual National Conference in Las Vegas this February.

More Temporary Foreign Worker Program changes incoming

Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism; and Chris Alexander, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced further changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program this winter.