Canadian Contractor


January 16, 2013 Voice

Occupational Safety Act in Ontario: you can’t claim ignorance of it in court

by Alec Caldwell

The Ontario Ministry of Labour can nail you if there’s an injury on your jobsite and you didn’t have the right policies and procedures, including Fall Protection Awareness trainining

December 3, 2012 News

What will it take to beat the cash economy?

by Robert Koci

With the punitive costs of HST/GST, income, corporate and payroll taxes, workers comp payments and insurance, it seems like there’s an epidemic of contractors working for cash. Can you compete with them? Or should you join them?

October 4, 2012 Voice

One way to stop "cash only" clients in their tracks

by Steve Payne

Since governments demand that contractors collect their sales taxes for them, why don’t they help us to collect them? Here’s a proposal that would see them doing just that.

October 4, 2012 Voice

One way to stop “cash only” clients in their tracks

by Steve Payne

Since governments demand that contractors collect their sales taxes for them, why don’t they help us to collect them? Here’s a proposal that would see them doing just that.

July 2, 2012 Voice

Need more sales?

by Mike Draper

Are you sure? Then act like it!   Over 75% of our clients tell us they want more sales. What we show them is how to improve their customer’s overall experience in such a way that they get more referrals

June 11, 2012 News

Do we need energy audits?

by Robert Koci

Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, thinks we do

June 11, 2012 News

Tree-hugging contractor

by Robert Koci

Have you ever cut down a tree for a job?

May 27, 2012 News

The "Safe and Compliant" Seminar – Part 1

by Robert Koci

In Part 1 of our five-part series (which we’ll publish over the next two months), you”ll learn who’s liable and who’s not

May 16, 2012 News

Cape-able Contractors

by Robert Koci

Should contractors have a license?

May 14, 2012 News

When your customer kicks the bucket…

by Robert Koci

In the middle of a job

April 16, 2012 News

The White Knight

by Robert Koci

By Brynna Leslie

March 31, 2012 News

Good news from RBC for renovators

by Robert Koci

Mostly, homeowners want to renovate, not move

February 24, 2012 News

The perfect porch for a scary client

by Robert Koci

The challenge? Transform a classic Kelowna residence
by replacing an existing porch with a large, covered veranda that would perfectly match the house’s traditional design.