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Groundbreaking, revolutionary, trendsetting. What do these words have in common? They have all been used to describe the 2019 Ecocity World Summit by Ecocity Builders . Held every two years since 1990, the Ecocity Summit Series has risen to significance around the globe for the important role the summit series plays in the development of innovative solutions to some of the most complex issues of our time. The UN estimates that 68%...
Construction recruitment and hiring is an ongoing process for the majority of companies. It’s a process that never stops because of the high turnover and constant fluctuation of work needs. For many companies who use traditional recruitment practices, it takes a lot of management and time to keep all your job postings up-to-date, not to mention relevant and attractive for candidates. Steel Toe Jobs is one of Canada’s...
We add to our series of construction industry forecast, the situation in Ontario. Ontario’s construction industry has seen a 50% growth since 2000. The estimated number of existing jobs is about 413,600 and it is almost evenly split between the non-residential and residential sector. However, growth and labor requirements are not consistent amongst the 5 regions in Ontario. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has the most expansions...
Construction training could be the best choice for people looking for a quick jump in their career. People with an inclination for construction work and a mind for education can put their skills to work with an accredited construction program. These type of programs can vault your career forward, as well as help you find your real work passion. And although construction entry-level wages can start as high as $27 per hour, there’s...
With the Trans Mountain Pipeline seemingly always in the news , it’s hard to know what to make of it all. While the politics of the issue are murky, how it will affect the construction industry is even muddier. According to Conference Board of Canada estimates, the project would create the equivalent of 15,000 construction jobs and the equivalent of 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operations. The direct...