Monthly Archive:: January 2015

2014 in review: CRCA building on core values

In 2014, CRCA continued to build and refine its core member values over five key areas: advocacy, publications, information and networking, awards, and affinity programs.At the October 2014 Board of Directors meeting, the board approved the development of a new strategic plan for CRCA. In December 2014, CRCA started the necessary research to allow CRCA

Canada Apprentice Loan program now accepting applications

Prime Minister Stephen Harper this month announced that the Canada Apprentice Loan initiative is now open for business and accepting applications. The initiative will help those already apprenticing to complete their training and encourage more Canadians to pursue a career in the skilled trades, allowing participants to take advantage of the many job opportunities across

ROOFTech 2015: Canada’s exposition and educational forum on roofing systems and technologies

Canadian Roofing Contractors’ Association and Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia invite you and your colleagues to be a part of ROOFTech 2015, which is returning to Vancouver for the first time in 15 years.

Low gas prices will impact construction activity, say analysts

The falling prices at the pumps may be great news for commuters, but it’s generating a different reaction from construction industry insiders. With gas prices plunging by more than 50 per cent over the last six months alone, some analysts predict provincial governments and oil producers will respond with significant capital budget cuts in the

5 traits important to the young workforce

It’s no secret that the roofing industry, like all Canadian industries, is facing a talent crunch. What can be a mystery, however, is how to attract the next generation of workers and– more importantly — keep them engaged and loyal. In her latest column for Leadership Now, XYZ University CEO Sarah Sladek uncovers the five

The roofing industry: A look back and predictions for the future

Where has the roofing industry been and what’s ahead for 2015 and beyond? Jim Hoff, research director for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, offers his perspective in this recent editorial for Roofing Contractor Magazine.

Canada Science and Technology Museum requested roof funding in 2010

In fall 2014, the Canada Science and Technology Museum was shut down following the detection of unsafe levels of mould in the air caused by the facility’s leaky roof. Recently, however, the CBC discovered documents stating the museum approached the Department of Canadian Heritage for funds to repair the failing roof as far back as

Canada celebrates launch of Express Entry

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander this month celebrated the successful launch of Express Entry – a highly anticipated new application management system designed to get people with the skills to succeed in Canada’s economy here faster than ever.

2015 International Roofing Expo launches mobile app

Attendees and exhibitors of the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE] can now devise their trade show plans and schedules using a new IRE mobile app, launched this winter for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry users.

Avoiding the salesman disease

“In business, there is a thin line separating optimism and denial. Don’t pursue and illusion,” writes Monroe Porter in his column for Roofing Contractor magazine. Read on for the four characteristics he believes can “destroy many a contractor business”.