Training & Safety


Harmonization needed for Red Seal apprentices

Established in 1952, the Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to form a common set of standards for designated trades and now represents the Canadian
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Mentorship is key to transferring knowledge

The construction industry is forecasted to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade, making mentorship more critical than ever.

Working at heights standard takes effect in April

A new working at heights training standard aimed at preventing deaths and critical injuries in the Ontario construction sector takes effect April 1.
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Attracting women to jobs in construction

Traditionally, construction has not been a field too many women have considered. In fact, historically they were encouraged to enter teaching, nursing or clerical positions.
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Alberta’s Temporary Foreign Worker program

Shortages of skilled workers in Alberta are well-known and well-documented, and this year the federal government overhauled the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program and created a precarious situation for the future of a successful construction industry in Alberta.
Construction Safety

Investing in workplace safety

All businesses take on risks to save time and money. But some risks, like those relating to the workplace safety, are just not worth the gamble.

Meeting the demand for electric vehicles

The new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program will provide the electric vehicle transportation sector of the electrical industry with a structured platform to facilitate training and certification for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment across residential, commercial/public and fleet markets.

Demand for skilled workers high in B.C.

The common chorus is that B.C. is going to need more than 50,000 new skilled workers over the coming decade.

The importance of return to work

Six helpful steps employers can follow when developing an injury management plan.

Taking construction safety to the next level

Six key risk factors that construction site workers should consider and the steps necessary for augmenting the chances of success.

Protection against work-related diseases

Preventing disease is a unique challenge for today’s businesses because unlike regular jobsite hazards, workers don't know if they’ve breathed in harmful toxins until they get sick years later.

Help wanted

The issue of a pending skilled workers’ shortage is probably the single biggest challenge facing the B.C. construction industry.