Canadian Contractor


February 21, 2019 News

Ontario overhauls its provincial home warranty program

by John Bleasby

“Tarion is broken. We are taking decisive action,” says Minister Bill Walker

February 20, 2019 News

Canadian public and our planet need effective climate action and housing affordability

by Casey Edge

We’re missing the Big Picture on GHG’s and home buyers are paying the price

February 19, 2019 News

Is large equipment ownership anxiety holding your company back?

by John Bleasby

There are alternatives today with benefits for contractors of all sizes

February 14, 2019 Video

Site Tips Episode 14 (VIDEO): How to cut a bolt on site when you don’t have a vise

by canadiancontractor

A drill driver is a handy vise – or, if you wish, a lathe – when you need to cut a hard-to-hold bolt

February 14, 2019 News

OCOT and Apprentices for 2019: What we know so far

by John Bleasby

Ontario’s ratios have changed, but what about the Ontario College of Trades?

February 12, 2019 News

B.C. considers a full asbestos abatement “licensing scheme” for workers and businesses

by John Bleasby

Province’s move comes after new federal bans effective January 2019

February 7, 2019 News

Mitigating sound inside today’s homes

by John Bleasby

Fashionable hard flooring proves a challenge for quiet and privacy

February 6, 2019 News

A look at today’s building envelopes (Part 2: Do buildings need to breathe?)

by Grant Walkin

Interior building envelope ventilation should occur via a controlled system, not by random chance

February 5, 2019 News

Are you suffering from Self-Inflicted Service Injuries?

by John Bleasby

Good service is about meeting the needs of your customer, not meeting the convenience of your company!

February 1, 2019 News

Are you a roofer in the Toronto area? Join us next Thursday, Feb. 7, for business training to increase your bottom line

by canadiancontractor

Speaker Scott Siegal is CEO of the Certified Contractors Network, and is one of the most successful roofing contractors in North America

February 1, 2019 News

Overwhelmed by the pressures of your workday? Try this “timeline shortening” technique

by Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell continues his series on the mental game of being a better contractor. Here he discusses how to focus better and worry less.

January 31, 2019 Video

All About Fasteners Episode 11: Using A7+ adhesive to install a threaded rod in concrete

by canadiancontractor

This short video explains why a contractor might want to use a chemical bond (adhesive) to install anchors.

January 31, 2019 News

Three years later, where are those Tesla solar roof tiles?

by John Bleasby

Take our Tesla quiz to learn what is (and isn’t) going on!

January 30, 2019 Video

Free mobile app for renovators offers easy-to-use project management

by Steve Payne

GC Reno ( is the brainchild of Montreal tech entrepreneur Randy Margalith, whose family has been in the residential construction industry for decades

January 29, 2019 Video

All About Fasteners Episode 10: Two ways to install anchors in concrete or masonry – mechanical and chemical bonds

by canadiancontractor

ITW offers two superb chemically-bonded anchoring systems: RED HEAD C6+, an epoxy-based product; and RED HEAD A7+, a “hybrid” product.

January 29, 2019 News

Ottawa roofer fined $80,000 for fire that set two workers ablaze

by John Bleasby

No fire extinguisher on hand, no emergency procedures in place

January 24, 2019 News

Winnipeg contractor shares the 5 ways he checks out someone he’s thinking of doing business with

by canadiancontractor

Stan lists a “QB Search” as number one on his due diligence methods. No, it’s nothing to do with football… but a “Queen’s Bench Search”

January 24, 2019 News

Is your small business ready for Canada’s new tax rules? (Part Three)

by John Bleasby

Employment insurance premiums and small business tax rates change