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News
June 1, 2020  

StatsCan building permits report: April 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian

News
May 28, 2020  

B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects

Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous

News
May 21, 2020  

ULI to host #PulseCheck: Canadian Market Update webinar

Join ULI’s Canadian District Councils (Alberta, British Columbia, Ottawa

News
May 21, 2020  

FAO to release review of time-of-use electricity pricing decision

On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Financial Accountability Office

Podcast
May 1, 2020  

The Hammer Special COVID-19 episode: How Are We Doing and Where We Are Going Suzanne Bernier, SB Crisis Consulting

Pandemic response expert Suzanne Bernier joins Canadian Contractor editor

News
April 24, 2020  

Federal government announces rent relief for small businesses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that an agreement

Podcast
April 23, 2020  

The Hammer Special Pandemic Episode: Pandemic Payment UPDATE – Bonny Koabel, AKR Consulting

Government funding guru Bonny Koabel updates listeners on the

Podcast
April 23, 2020  

The Hammer episode #1: CERB Your Enthusiasm: Government relief for small businesses and how you can get it

Bonny Koabel from AKR Consulting joins Canadian Contractor editor

News
January 20, 2020  

A tax lesson

This contractor was fined for evading taxes

News
June 10, 2015  

New home construction surges in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland

Both Saskatchewan and Newfoundland had seen their new homes numbers depressed by last fall’s plunge in energy prices, so the May new homes results were unexpected.

News
May 27, 2015  

How much are renovation workers making, south of the border?

They are making everywhere from $58,230 in D.C. to $19,316 in Montana, Remodeling magazine tells us…

News
May 13, 2015  

How to manage your contracting business using the 3 M’s

“Measure, Monitor and Manage.” These are the 3 M’s. They are incredibly useful in analyzing the key performance indicators of a professional renovation business.

News
April 30, 2015  

Under-the-table residential construction worth $12-billion a year: StatsCan

Residential construction is 28.3 per cent of the total $42.4-billion underground economy in Canada

News
April 14, 2015  

The Top 3 accounting methods and the lies they tell to contractors

Should you run your contracting firm on the Cash Method, the Billings Accrual Method or the Completed Jobs Accrual Method? Take 4 minutes to read this, and you will probably know.

Voice
April 13, 2015  

“Why does a contractor need a deposit at all?”

“Perhaps the business owner is not managing the cash well enough. If the business can’t manage cash, will the contractor be able to manage the tasks, the timelines along with the sub trades?”

News
April 1, 2015  

39 per cent of Salary Survey contractors expect a better year in 2015

That’s an almost “glass half full” situation. But you are slightly more optimistic, overall, than you were at this time last year.

News
April 1, 2015  

14 per cent of our Salary Survey contractors earned six figures last year

It’s not quite the 80-20 rule, which would say that 20 per cent of the contractors make 80 per cent of the money. But it’s close.

Voice
February 20, 2015  

“Mike Holmes’ comment about no good contractor needing more than a 10 per cent deposit hurts our industry.”

Dave Anderchek, JABA Construction, Saskatoon, says that, with totally inaccurate comments like this in the national press, it’s “time for Mr. Holmes to leave” our industry.