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Most of us know that September not only means its back-to-school time, but it also means its back-to-sports time, even if you don’t have kids. Hockey, Soccer, Football, Lacrosse you name it – it’s basically on baby!  Recently a friend of mine shared a story about his 14-year-old son Emmett who over the past several years had worked his way up the ranks to play at a high level in minor hockey.  Since I’ve...
Augmented reality is one of the most exciting technologies of the past ten years, nevertheless, you hardly hear talking about Augmented reality in Construction . Things seem to be changing.  Over the years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has gained acceptance in the design and construction industry. Industry enthusiasts have represented building plans in various forms such as 3D , schedule integration (4D), Cost analysis...
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%...
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...
Every year more than 500 competitors from all over the country meet at Canada’s only national, multi-trade competition for students and apprentices: Skills Canada National Competition . There are more than 40 skilled trade and technology competitions involved. The aim to raise awareness about the skilled trade sector in Canada to Canadian youth. Schools, industry, and students from all over Canada participate and support the event....
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...
According to a recent survey by a construction organization, there is a serious construction workers shortage that won’t allow building all the homes required to meet B.C.’s housing targets. And there might be not enough workers for a while. Issues continue to loom on the horizon for BC’s $8.1 billion construction sector. Two-thirds of workers in skilled trades are now over the age of 45 and in their wake. There are...
Hi-vis construction gear  is a must-have for all construction workers. Even if you’re working during the day, it’s always smart and advisable to be outfitted with plenty of high-visibility, brightly colored gear. Three fluorescent colors (yellow-green, orange-red and red) for background material are designed to provide contrast with prevailing ambient backgrounds found in daytime urban and rural situations. For...
Alberta’s construction industry is facing changes as oil sand projects approach completion. This might be a stagnant situation from 2018 to 2023. The existing labor will have to move to other sectors in the industry or obtain new skills to get other jobs. New jobs in maintenance, infrastructure, and development are some options available to absorb the work loss. Employment opportunities might not reach the all-time highs of the...
On Thursday, June 21 st the Steel Toe Crew attended the event #geartogive, a charitable initiative to support Working Gear in their quest to help unemployed people re-enter the workforce by providing work clothing at no cost. 2paychecksaway #geartogive working gear Their mission to provide this type of support to the community. Especially the construction community resonates with Steel Toe Jobs’ core values and...
Do you work in construction? Then you are probably looking for the best steel toe shoes for your feet to work on a construction site . So you are probably constantly dealing with aching feet because of your cheap steel toe boots. How about an update…? Find out where to get the best work shoes for your pocket in Canada! Best Steel Toe Work Boots Under $200 Timberland PRO Ratchet Wheat work boots  Best Steel Toe Boots...
The construction industry in Canada has grown massively over the years making it one of the leading industries and careers in construction have grown with the industry. Construction across oil and gas, commercial buildings, residential houses, and infrastructure has employed over 1.3 million people and accounts for about 7% of the GDP. So, with a population of 36 million people and constant economic growth, the 2nd largest country in the...