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Scheduled for Feb. 7-10, CEC’s brand-new Advanced Project Management course will prepare seasoned project managers for future advancement and increased responsibilities. The program was created to build off the highly successful 10-day program. The course will provide 28 hours of Gold Seal-accredited, industry-specific, advanced-level project management training.

News headlines continue to underscore the importance of ensuring a corporate culture and environment that promotes respect and inclusion in the workplace.


The Canadian government says it will impose a 25 percent surtax on some foreign steel products in a bid to head off dumping. The surtax will be in place for 200 days, pending an inquiry by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal into whether longer-lasting safeguards are necessary, the government said.

With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.

A project to construct Canada’s first net-zero supermarket is underway in Stouffville, ON. The federal government provided $1.44 million to build the 40,000-square-foot Longos Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. store, which aims to produce 65 percent of its own energy through renewable technologies.


The construction sector has reached a tipping point in 2018 where excuse-making contractors who resist adopting new technology will most certainly lose out to the growing number of competitors who have embraced it.

Only 10 percent of businesses affected by a cyberattack reported it to law enforcement agencies last year, StatCan said.


Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

Listing the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in September 2018. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada.

4004 BC: According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.
1641: A rebellion takes place in Ireland. Catholics, under Phelim O’Neill, rise against the Protestants and massacre men, women and children to the number of 40,000.
1694: American colonial forces led by Sir William Phips, fail in their attempt to seize Quebec.
1707: The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
1783: Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.
1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases.
1918: President Woodrow Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies.
1929: The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
1998: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
2002: Chechen terrorists take 700 theater-goers hostage at the House of Culture theater in Moscow.
2004: An earthquake in Japan kills 35, injures 2,200, and leaves 85,000 homeless or displaced.


CAF-FCA surveys indicate apprentices are experiencing significant change. Technology continues to change the workplace, there are new expectations for training and learning, and diversity is playing an increasingly important role at the workplace. At this webinar, CAF-FCA shares perspectives from across sectors, trades and regions and explores the question: What impact do these changes have on the future of work in the trades?




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