ICI Investment and Ontario’s Construction Employment

New data from Statistics Canada has shown that construction employment in Ontario continues to reach new record highs, breaking the previous record from May. 

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ICI investment in building construction grew modestly from April-July, with the largest gains appearing in the industrial sector. Month-over-month growth slowed down between June and July across all sectors

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Ontario Investing an Additional $90 Million into Skills Development Fund

The Ontario government is investing an additional $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers, preparing them for meaningful careers in their communities. As part of a plan to build a stronger province, this third funding round, which opened September 29th, is open to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed, and will prioritize programs helping people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, Ukrainian newcomers, and others facing barriers to employment.

Investing in Women’s Futures Program Being Expanded to 10 New Centres

The Investing in Women’s Futures program will be expanded and enhanced over the next three years thanks to a $6.9 million investment from the Ontario Government.

Construction Job Vacancies at Record High

Governments at all levels have big plans to build housing and transportation in the Greater Toronto Area. Statistics Canada reported job vacancies in the construction sector hit 89,225 in June, just below a record high in April.

Northern College Takes Trades Training on the Road to Indigenous Communities

Northern College in northeastern Ontario has historically worked closely with Indigenous communities on trades training but the long distance residents have often had to travel and the cultural differences they face at one of the college’s four campuses have been hurdles to their success.

Why Embracing Modern Technology Gives Construction Companies a Competitive Advantage

Digital transformation has changed the way a variety of industries operate on a day-to-day basis. However, the construction sector has lagged behind in this transformation due to a combination of factors.

TimberFever 2022 Promotes Climate Friendly Attributes of Wood Construction

Architecture and engineering students from across Canada (and southern California) gained hands-on structural design and construction experience over a 72-hour competition that culminated with an awards ceremony Sunday at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Hydro One Launches Partnership Model with First Nations on Power Line Construction

In partnership with First Nation leaders from across Ontario, Hydro One announced its new industry-leading equity partnership model with First Nations on new capital transmission line projects with a value exceeding $100 million.

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