June 7, 2022


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

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Advertise your products and service in TCA's Weekly E-Connect bulletin. This email blast is sent to the members on Tuesday morning of each week. Please visit our website, or contact Vishawn Thompson for details.
Carpenters, demolition workers ratify, ICI strikes lifted – for now

One month after three-year contracts in Ontario’s ICI sector expired, the number of trades with ratified deals has surpassed the halfway mark, with 13 of 25 collective agreements now reportedly inked.

For the first time since early May there was positive news across the sector as there are currently no trades on strike in ICI, after the carpenters and demolition workers ratified deals last week. LIUNA is currently engaging in provincewide ratification votes for its tentative Labourers’ ICI agreement with a tally of votes expected to be announced next Monday (June 6).

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Three Ontario colleges launch business degree for tradespeople

Algonquin College, George Brown College and Mohawk College have created a new four-year honours degree in Business Administration, focusing on people working in skilled trades – the first of its kind in Ontario.

“Trades-related entrepreneurs are a significant economic force, and this program will help them navigate the increasingly complex challenges of operating and growing their businesses during a time of immense opportunity, all with the flexibility to learn based on their own timetables,” said Claude Brulé, Algonquin College president and CEO).

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WSP acquiring environmental and infrastructure business of John Wood Group

WSP Global Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Environment & Infrastructure business of John Wood Group plc for aggregate cash consideration of US$1.810 billion.

“The acquisition of Wood’s E&I business will directly contribute to the realization of the ambitions we set out in our 2022-2024 Global Strategic Action Plan. WSP’s leading Global Earth & Environment Consultancy will now have approximately 20,000 experts globally with increased capabilities and reach, including key expertise in the high growth water sector and an expanded offering to Federal and government clients,” commented Alexandre L’Heureux, president and CEO of WSP.

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Federal government pledges $247 million for apprenticeships

Federal minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, traveled to the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax this week to announce a $247 million investment in employer supports across the country.

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA), a national not-for-profit organization collaborating with stakeholders in all regions of Canada, will use $45 million of that funding to administer grants to employers who hire new first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades in an effort to help first-year apprentices get the hands-on work experience they need for a career in the skilled trades.

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Apprenticeship Service program to guide industry’s next generation

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) and the Government of Canada have launched the new federal Apprenticeship Service, to create more than 25,000 positions across Canada, including in the construction and manufacturing trades.

According to BuildForce Canada, the construction industry needs to recruit 309,000 new workers in the next decade (2021 to 2030). This requirement is driven predominantly by the expected retirement of 259,100 workers, which account for 22 per cent of the industry’s current labour force.

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How the modular construction sector is putting the pieces together

Earlier this month, crews at a large construction site in Mississauga watched as the final building block of a long-delayed long-term care facility was lowered into place.

The 640-bed facility, financed by Infrastructure Ontario and completed for Trillium Health, represents one of the province’s largest “volumetric” modular construction projects to date – a building literally fitted together with rooms or suites pre-built in a 300,000 square-foot factory in Stoney Creek, Ont., established two years ago by EllisDon Modular.

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Construction report indicates solid growth prospects and high business confidence

Canada’s economy is expected to grow at a good pace, although at a slightly slower rate than Q4 2021, even with a challenging macroeconomic environment, says professional services firm Turner & Townsend in its Spring 2022 Canadian Construction Market Intelligence Report.

The report provides market analysis, sector insights, and a supply chain capacity chart for each province. Additionally, it discusses the need for all Canadians to come together, share innovative ideas and business models to push all industries, especially the larger emitting industries, towards a net-zero future.

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Canadian building permits decline 0.6% in April 

Statistics Canada reports that the total value of building permits in Canada declined 0.6% in April to $11.7 billion. Decreases in residential permits (-3.3%) were mostly offset by gains in the non-residential sector (+5.0%). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), the total value of building permits increased 0.5% to $7.5 billion.

The total value of permits in the non-residential sector advanced 5.0% to $3.9 billion in April. The industrial component surged 35.1%, stemming from large gains in Ontario (+48.8%) due to permits for several mining buildings in Greenstone.
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Important TCA Updates

TCA's 2022/23 Construction Book NOW ON SALE! Early bird special ends June 30, 2022
Advertise your products and services in our PRINT and ONLINE 2022/23 Construction Book and get in front of over 3500 public / private buyers of Construction Services: Architects, Engineers, Designers, Developers, Property Managers, General Contractors, and all TCA member companies. 

Place your order now and get a free Specialty Bold Line in one of your subscribed classified listings!

NEW THIS YEAR: FEATURED PROFILES SECTION for general contractors, construction management and project management companies.

Click HERE to view pricing details.

To purchase your listing or for more information please contact, Polyanna Fok:
Email: pfok@tcaconnect.com | Phone: 416-499-4000, x4115 | Direct: 416-847-9158

YCL 2022 Boat Cruise tickets are selling fast. Don't miss the opportunity to attend the event of the summer on Thursday, June 23, 2022—If you haven't already, hurry and purchase your tickets now!
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Industry events
REMI Show'22 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Hall | June 8 - 9, 2022
TCA is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the 2022 REMI Show that will occur on June 8th & 9th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). We would like to provide our valued members with a complimentary attendee pass that includes access to all REMI Show networking receptions, coffee breaks, education sessions, and the trade show floor.

The real estate industry is excited to be getting back together again in a face-to-face format, and the REMI show is equally excited to host them. Please take advantage of this complimentary offer and share this PDF with your entire team as well as industry colleagues. Please REGISTER TODAY here – https://www.remishow.com/register

We have two days of great education including a TCA session on June 8 that will provide relevant and timely content for all show attendees. Please see the education sessions and presenters here - https://www.remishow.com/remi-program 

Click here for the full details.

We look forward to seeing you next month at the 2022 REMI Show!
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
June 7, 9, 14 & 16 | Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

but Haven’t Yet Asked About) (0.5 Gold Seal credit)
June 8 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

June 8 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

June 8 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
June 8 & 15 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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