Monthly Archive:: June 2014

Video: Scenes from Skills Canada National Competition 2014

This June, 500 of Canada’s most promising trades students and apprentices put their talents to the test during the Skills Canada National Competition 2014 (SCNC 2014). Watch the teams in action in Skills Canada’s SCNC 2014 highlights video.

Report: Canada’s fastest-growing construction jobs, regions

Employment in Canada’s construction sector has risen 12% from 2011 to 2014. This is according to analysts with CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), who this month released a list of the fastest–growing construction jobs in the last year, and the fastest-growing employment regions in the country. 

ROOFTech 2015 exhibitor registration open, preferred early exhibit rates end July 2

Calling all ROOFTech 2015 exhibitors! The time is now to book your space for the 12th edition of Canada’s premier roofing industry event, running May 5-6, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia.

Experts: Construction industry must train its future labour supply

Canada’s Building Trades Unions‘ leader Bob Blakely says temporary foreign workers are needed to fill today’s construction demands, but that the country needs to begin training to capacity if it hopes to stay ahead of incoming activity.

TPO roof used to convert Windsor Home Depot into new plaza

Windsor’s first Home Depot store is getting a second life thanks to renovations that will see it transformed into a four-unit commercial plaza, complete with a TPO rubberized roof.

CRCA welcomes new president, honours longtime members

Roofing professionals and stakeholders from across Canada joined CRCA in Quebec this June for its Annual General Meeting. Held June 5 at the Hotel Palace Royal in Quebec City, the event featured networking opportunities, member tributes, key meetings, and an introduction to the association’s incoming president, Michel LeBlanc.

CRCA announces Roofing Canada Award winner

The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) recently named Flynn Canada Ltd. as the recipient of its annual Roofing Canada Award for the company’s work on the Calgary West LRT Extension. The award was presented at the association’s Annual General Meeting, held June 5 in Quebec City.

Financial Post: 10 reasons Temporary Foreign Worker Program should stay, expand

National Post editor Terence Corcoran has 10 reasons why Canada should not only keep, but also continue to grow, its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Ottawa Parliament roofers share images from the top

Being a roofer means having an exclusive “view from the top”. This is especially true for Ottawa roofer Scott Timmons who recently shared his photos of Parliament Hill’s renovations with the public via his Twitter account.

Case study: Saskatchewan schools considering spray foam roofing

A Saskatchewan school district is considering the use of spray foam roofing to offset the costs of much-needed repairs.