Apprenticeship ratio stupidity in Ontario: Comment number 5,033by canadiancontractor
Well, probably not five thousand comments, but it sure feels like it. So many young people want to work in the trades in Ontario but the ratios system prevents them.
Comments about the Alberta homeowner who won two judgments against fly-by-night ‘contractor’by canadiancontractor
A lesson to young contractors from a veteran: Listen To Your Gut!
Quebec, unions and construction ‘volunteers’by canadiancontractor
“Job sites without power tools… might be a good opportunity for positive community activism,” says Neil Damackine
Saskatchewan joins Alberta in approving wire-free electrical controls in new constructionby canadiancontractor
SaskPower Electrical Inspections now accepts wireless switches in all applications including for rules 30-500 to 30-510 of the Canadian Electrical Code
Specifying WRBs as air barriers (Sponsored Post)by canadiancontractor
An air barrier system is only as strong as its weakest link. Make sure the products you specify are tough enough to perform in the elements.
Dispensing with GreenOn rebate program in Ontario, without a replacement plan, was unwiseby canadiancontractor
Whatever you may think about the paperwork and bureaucracy of government subsidized renovation programs, they DO keep the cash operators out of the game
Are these guys for real? Politicians tap dancing as fast as they can on stupid decisionsby canadiancontractor
Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association digs up three quotes from politicians that make us wonder about their sanity
Scam where “customer” needs renovations on a home they do not own is commonby canadiancontractor
They need electrical work done on a house they are buying but haven’t got the money to close the deal, is one version of the scam
Questions to ask when choosing a high performance house wrap (Sponsored Post)by canadiancontractor
5 key questions to ask before you choose a particular brand of housewrap
An old pro has some valuable advice for frustrated youths trying to break into the tradesby canadiancontractor
“Try to get a position as anything in an institution or factory. A mine, steel mill, refinery, hospital, school board or prison are all good places to look. Good luck.”
“It’s inconceivable that the IBEW have so much power to screw people over…”by canadiancontractor
“(IBEW) lied to and cheated both myself and the employees who wanted nothing to do with the union,” says this electrical contractor
This insulation contractor is sorry to see the end of GreenOn rebatesby canadiancontractor
“This program was good for the honest contractor and the client,” says Joel Starkman
Ontario’s screwed up apprenticeship ratios: Is IBEW “a closed shop catering to sons or daughters of members?”by canadiancontractor
Sean Gander details just how far his son went trying to break into the electrical field. He says the IBEW treated his son unfairly. Does this sound like a fair system to you?
Air barriers definedby canadiancontractor
Choosing an effective air barrier ensures a comfortable and energy efficient home
Ontario elects Doug Ford premier: Tell Jill Dunlop, MPP, to push for the abolition of the Ontario College of Trades!by canadiancontractor
Will new Ontario MPP Jill Dunlop continue the work of her MPP plumber father, Garfield, in calling for OCOT’s bureaucrats to be sent packing?
Memo to Ontario Premier-Elect Doug Ford: The Ontario College of Trades is “extortion and nothing less!”by canadiancontractor
Four years ago, the Ontario PC party was all about abolishing the Ontario College of Trades. Not much has been heard about that from Doug Ford.
Skilled trades shortage? What skilled trades shortage?by canadiancontractor
Alex went to school to get qualified as an electrical contractor but work has been hard to find…
New TYPAR Drainable Wrap provides added protection against water damage in exterior wallsby canadiancontractor
TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps