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News
July 22, 2020  

HomeStars founder and CEO Nancy Peterson steps down

Nancy Peterson, founder and CEO of HomeStars, Canada’s oldest

Podcast
July 20, 2020  

The Hammer episode #2: Get ‘Em Young – Ian Howcroft, Skills Ontario

How do we get young people interested in the

News
July 17, 2020  

The Hammer episode #2: Get ‘Em Young – Ian Howcroft, Skills Ontario

How do we get young people interested in the

News
July 14, 2020  

Procore launches Construction Career Board to support hiring efforts across the construction industry

Procore Technologies, Inc., has announced the launch of the

News
July 9, 2020  

Skills Ontario receives additional $5 million in support from the Ontario government

Ontario Minister Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and

BUILDWIRE
July 2, 2020  

Hiring Secrets of the Pros: Tips and tactics for finding and keeping painters in a tough labor market – Part 3

This is a sponsored post from Painter’s Mate Brand® This

News
June 18, 2020  

CERB payments to be extended for two more months

The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended

BUILDWIRE
June 4, 2020  

Hiring Secrets of the Pros: Tips and tactics for finding and keeping painters in a tough labor market – Part 2

This is a sponsored post from Painter’s Mate Brand® This

News
March 18, 2020  

Surrey receives funding for trades training

Provincial government is funding this education

News
January 14, 2020  

Apprenticeship training programs on the rise

A renewed interest in the trades is great news for the industry

News
April 28, 2015  

Residential construction needs 129,000 new skilled workers over next decade

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.

News
January 27, 2015  

What should Simon do? Your answers

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.

News
November 4, 2013  

Small contractors need to plan for skilled trade shortages

If you’re a small home renovations company, you may

News
October 30, 2013  

Is your crew undermining your reputation as a contractor?

“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.”

Voice
January 26, 2012  

Union bully boys

Let’s learn how to protect ourselves from union bullying before the fight starts

Voice
December 15, 2011  

The 3 million dollar road Part 4: $3 million and beyond

Before growing from $2 million per year to $3 million and beyond, a contractor needs to make sure his business is running at a very profitable level.

Voice
November 8, 2011  

Greek Lesson

I find it strange. When it comes to the