November 30, 2021

  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Industry News
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • TCA / Home Depot 12 Days of Giveaways!
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
Important Notice: A friendly reminder!

Limited Hours for Document Orders and Affidavit Services Dec 1 - Dec 3
Please note due to TCA staff being at the Construct Canada Tradeshow held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) document orders placed on December 1 to December 3, 2021, will only be couriered out on December 6, 2021

Orders placed between today and November 30, 2021, will be couriered as next-day delivery. 

We will be closed for affidavit and notary public service from Dec. 1st to Dec. 3rd, however, you are able to visit us at the Construct Canada Tradeshow for these services. We will be located at booth 1313 in the South Building
Ontario aims to attract young people to the skilled trades

Facing a projected shortfall of 100,000 construction workers over the next 10 years, the province of Ontario is stepping up its programs aimed at attracting the next generation of young people to the trades.

On Wed., November 24, 2021, the province announced an additional $90 million in funding over the next three years to further promote the skilled trades to students. In addition to providing pathways to rewarding and lucrative careers in the trades, the funding of programs will also help employers find the workers they need to grow their businesses and drive the economy. 

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Canada disappointed with U.S. final softwood lumber duty rate, says trade minister

International Trade Minister Mary Ng and B.C.’s lumber producers say they are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to increase duties on Canada’s softwood lumber producers.

The U.S. government said Wednesday that its final combined anti-dumping and countervailing duty rate for most Canadian producers will be 17.9 per cent.

That’s slightly below the 18.32 per cent preliminary rate issued in May but double the initial 8.99 per cent rate.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
PCL, Pomerleau join forces for innovative collaboration with Spot

Earlier this month, PCL and Pomerleau Construction took part in the first phase of a multi-step collaboration, bringing a ruggedized robotic dog to Cadillac Fairview’s 160 Front St. project in Toronto.

The purpose of the collaboration, which was done along with Latium, Intel and Microsoft, was to bring digital transformation and innovation to jobsites.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Gordie Howe International Bridge project wins IHSA award

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) has presented the 2021 John M. Beck Award to the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

The award, presented at the IHSA annual meeting, recognizes the contributions that project-based Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) in the Ontario construction industry has made to health and safety in the previous year.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Toronto to Build World’s First Fully Digitally-Enabled Building and Then Tear it Down

Ryerson University wants to build the first 100 per cent, digitally-enabled building in the world, only to tear it down in the years to come.

Detailed back in March in a funding announcement, the Ryerson University Smart Campus Integration and Testing Hub (SCIT Hub) would “enable the exploration and testing of ‘smart building’ products and management strategies” that could help in offsetting climate change.

Click here, to read the full news article.  
COVID complications cause new Ottawa library costs to skyrocket

Building a super library from scratch can be complicated and costly under the very best of circumstances.

But when you throw a pandemic into the mix it can raise the price considerably.

That’s the lesson learned recently by the City of Ottawa, the federal government and Library and Archives Canada.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in front of like-minded industry colleagues and grow your network and business opportunities! Click here, to learn more and to complete the application form.
TCA member since 2007 

Alliance Creative Marketing is your strong marketing partner, that helps in promoting your business, through the use of safety/promotional products, apparel, gifts, and gadgets.

What makes Alliance Creative Marketing your strategic partner by choice?

1) Through our active memberships with TCA and OGCA, we get to understand the changes in the construction industry. With the knowledge of your target audience, we can help you make appropriate decisions on promotional gifts.

2) We follow through on changes in the safety regulations and can recommend proper apparels that meet safety standards and requirements.

3) We think outside of the box and we constantly find new creative unique gift ideas to help promote your business and your brand.

For more information visit:
The Buildings Show Kicks of tomorrow - Visit us at booth #1313!

The Buildings Show is returning face-to-face on December 1-3, 2021, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. We invite you to visit us at our booth #1313, to learn about our new products/services, trade show special, and our lucky draw contest.

Proof of vaccination will be required to attend this in person event. To learn more click here.
CEO Keynote Address by Tareq Hadhad - Peace by Chocolate: New Beginnings Recap
Missed the virtual CEO Keynote Address by Tareq Hadhad - Peace by Chocolate: New Beginnings? Click here to view the presentation.
TCA's 12 Days of Giveaways brought to you in partnership with Home Depot
Tis the season of Giving! Introducing TCA's 12 Days of Giveaways brought to you in partnership with Home Depot! Each day TCA will be raffling off awesome prizes to be won! Please click link for full details below.
Click here to view the full campaign and to learn more.
Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
Click on the image for more details.
**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Dec. 1 & 8 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dec. 1, 2, 8 & 9 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Dec 2, | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dec. 6, 13 & 20 | Monday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Dec. 8 & 9 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development