February 8, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • Industry News
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Important TCA Updates
  • Industry Events
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
Government of Canada promoting skilled trades

With recent projections indicating that 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, has launched an advertising campaign to promote the skilled trades as a strong first-choice career path for youth and young adults.

The construction sector is at particular risk of workforce shortages, according to numbers compiled by Buildforce Canada. 

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December permits well ahead of 2020 figures

The value of building permits hit $11.2 billion in December. That was a decline of 1.9 per cent compared to November, but a jump of almost 20 per cent compared to December of 2020.

The December 2021 non-residential permits were also much higher than December 2020, 21.7 per cent higher, in fact, although the $3.4 billion valuation left the sector flat compared to November of 2021.

The total value of commercial permits fell 7.9 per cent to $1.9 billion in December.

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Help definitely wanted in construction

Driven in large part by a 9% year-to-date rebound in investment in building construction Canada’s construction industry has, over the past year, added just over 70,000 jobs. This is proportionately more than four times the increase in the United States which has ten times our population. To put some additional perspective on this increase, over the past 17 years, construction employment has increased on average by 25,000 a year.

Over the past twelve months, most of the jobs added were by building equipment contractors (16,000), firms doing heavy and civil engineering construction (+15,000), and those directly involved in residential construction (+13,500).

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Graham finalizes deal for AECOM’s Energy Operations and Maintenance business

Graham Group has completed its acquisition of the North American assets of AECOM’s Energy Operations and Maintenance (EOM) business. The purchase significantly expands Graham’s capacity to provide maintenance, turnaround, fabrication and sustaining capital services for major energy, industrial and petrochemical companies in Western Canada, Ontario, and the U.S.

Direct impacts to Graham include an immediate increase in annual revenues by more than $550 million and access to a 3,000-worker pool of skilled labour through allied subcontractors.

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Hamilton building certified as world’s largest residential Passive House retrofit

ERA Architects (ERA) and PCL Construction (PCL) announce the Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton, Canada, has become the world’s largest residential building retrofitted to the Passive House standard – achieving the renowned EnerPHit certification – while also marking the first retrofit of its kind in North America.

As an example of Canada leading in large scale net-zero retrofits, the 18-storey, 146-unit City Housing Hamilton building has achieved a staggering 94 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 91 per cent reduction in heating energy demand. 

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Mitrex installs largest building integrated vertical photovoltaic wall in Ontario

Canadian Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) manufacturer Mitrex is installing the largest building integrated vertical photovoltaic wall in the province in Etobicoke, Ont.

The wall will cover an area of over 7,000 square feet of customized solar facade panels, manufactured at the Mitrex facility. The BIPV system has the capacity to generate 100 kW of energy, states a release, adding three distinct coloured Mitrex Solar Facade variants are being used with a combination of stone cladding to make the wall esthetically pleasing.

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TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in 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.
SRP Canada Inc., established in 2001, is a Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of AirOutshield vapour permeable (breathable) air barrier membranes. AirOutshield™ membranes are installed in rain screen wall systems and sloped roofs and perform the function of underlayment, secondary drainage plane, air barrier, and /or slip sheet. With the addition of tapes AirOutshield™ membranes can also create effective air barriers resulting in higher levels of energy efficiency. Available from across Canada and the USA. 

For more information visit: www.srpcanada.ca
Important TCA Updates
Have you registered yet?

TCA's 154th Annual AGM & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation — February 17, 2022! ( TCA Members Only)
The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) 154th Annual General Meeting & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation for the year 2021 will be conducted on Thursday, February 17, 2022, online via Zoom at 2:00 PM EST.

We encourage all members to register and join us for this important gathering, which will kick off with a 2021 Year in Review, financial statement, and the announcement of the "Best of the Best" Award winners, recognizing members for their project achievements and outstanding contributions to our industry.

Please click here for the full details and to register.

**This event is open to TCA members only.**
Don't miss our first in person event!

TCA's Annual Ski DayFebruary 24, 2022: HURRY UP and grab your tickets!
Join us for our 39th annual ski day event, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, for an exhilarating day of skiing or snowboarding on one of the most beautifully groomed trails. Don't ski or snowboard? Come out and enjoy networking, great giveaways, plus lots more!

This great day of winter fun is not to be missed! 

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Craigleith Ski Club

Click here for the full details and to register.
Industry events

When: March 8 – 11, 2022
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas. 

When: March 31 - April 1, 2022
Location: The International Centre, Mississauga 
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.
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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Feb. 8, 15 & 22 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
Feb. 9 & 16 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Feb. 10 | Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Feb. 10 – Apr. 21 (no class Mar. 17) | Thursday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Feb. 11 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Feb. 14 – 16 | Monday - Wednesday | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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