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Member Update

MCA Canada has two webinars planned in April.

Where Do We Go From Here? – Labour Market Forecast Presented by BuildForce Canada

Each year, BuildForce Canada releases a series of labour market information reports on Canada’s construction industry, outlining the needs of the sector across the country and the trends impacting the industry.

BuildForce Canada’s economist Bob Collins will share some of the recent findings from this year’s reports, including where gaps exist in the mechanical contracting sector, an economic and investment outlook, and an assessment of labour availability for trades and occupations over a 10-year period.

Join us for this informative session on April 7 at noon ET.

Managing the Risk of Price Volatility and Supply Chain

Join Dan Leduc of Norton as he provides insight on how MCA Canada members can try to contractually manage the risks of price volatility and supply chain issues.

This session is scheduled for April 14 at noon ET.

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Source: Daily Commercial News
An analysis from BuildForce Canada shows that the ICI construction sector’s focus on recruiting skilled workers to replace retiring boomers appears to be paying dividends.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"Although the COVID-19 pandemic will ultimately pass into history, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada wants to keep the spotlight on indoor air quality."
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials will co-publish a document that addresses water efficiency in buildings.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Karen Hogan, auditor general, says the government is unable to show that its praised $188-billion infrastructure plan is meeting its lofty goals.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"Parliament’s budget watchdog says a federal infrastructure financing agency has yet to meet a key aspect of its mandate: pulling in private dollars for major projects."
Source: ReNew Canada
The Canada Infrastructure Bank has launched the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative, which aims to invest at least $1 billion in Indigenous infrastructure in priority sectors.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Daily Commercial News
New electric construction machinery can reduce GHGs and fuel exhaust emissions, but there is another key benefit: noise reduction.
Masco Canada Ltd.
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.


1492: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign a decree expelling all Jews from Spain.
1858: Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end.
1867: Russian Baron Stoeckl and U.S. Secretary of State Seward complete the draft of a treaty ceding Alaska to the United States. The treaty is signed the following day.
1870: The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, passes.
1872: First issue of Toronto Mail published; part of today's Globe and Mail.
1874: Metis leader Louis Riel arrives in the east from Manitoba to claim his parliamentary seat of Provencher; he stays in Quebec because of a warrant for his arrest in Ontario for the killing of Thomas Scott.
1909: The Queensboro Bridge in New York opens. It is the first double decker bridge and links Manhattan and Queens.
1916: Mexican bandit Pancho Villa kills 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.
1943: Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, Oklahoma, opens on Broadway.
1950: President Harry S. Truman denounces Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1954: Toronto Transit Commission opens Yonge Street subway from Union Station to Eglinton; first line in Canada.
1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, D.C. by John W. Hinckley Jr.
1968: Canada and U.S. agree to renew NORAD for five-year period, from May 12.
1987: Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers is bought for $39.85 million.
2009: B.C. Supreme Court strikes down sections of the government's "gag law" that limits pre-election advertising by unregistered third parties.

Source: HRAI
Peter Norman, Chief Economist at Altus Group, will share insights on current economic conditions in Canada and trends that will likely impact construction spending now and in the future.



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