Trades & Hiring
Surrey receives funding for trades trainingby Rob Blackstien
Provincial government is funding this education
Apprenticeship training programs on the riseby Rob Blackstien
A renewed interest in the trades is great news for the industry
Residential construction needs 129,000 new skilled workers over next decadeby Steve Payne
With modest growth in new housing, and with Canadian housing stock ageing, construction jobs will continue to shift to the renovation sector, the report says.
What should Simon do? Your answersby Robert Koci
We asked you, in our Nov/Dec issue, to tell us what YOU would do if your best employee pulled a fast one by switching a door – for the best of all possible reasons.
Small contractors need to plan for skilled trade shortagesby Brynna Leslie
If you’re a small home renovations company, you may think the impending shortage of trades and training isn’t your problem. Think again. It may not seem like it, but as baby boomers move out, the labour market is going to…
Is your crew undermining your reputation as a contractor?by Brynna Leslie
“I watched as a crew showed up the day after Canada Day to spend four hours sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.”