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Industry News
Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
Government officials say that the province should pass prompt payment legislation for the construction industry after consulting with B.C. businesses and industry leaders.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/government/2019/08/committee-recommends-b-c-pass-prompt-payment-laws to view the full article online.

Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a new advisory committee that will be responsible for a national campaign to promote careers in skilled trades. Committee members say this is a step in the right direction.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/government/2019/08/national-trades-promotion-committee-massive-win to view the full article online.

Souce: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect

Canada’s Building Trades Unions, which represents more than half a million Canadian unionized construction trades, is concerned that the abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program could reduce wages and threaten the job security.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2019/08/cbtu-advocates-temporary-foreign-worker-use-last-option to view the full article online.

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Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Executive
In many different industries, digital technology changes rarely stop at bits alone. There are five digitization forces of change impacting the construction industry. Each of these has the power to significantly disrupt and change industry structure. 

Visit http://constructionexec.com/article/five-mounting-forces-disrupting-the-construction-industry---dont-be-caught-by-surprise to view the full article online.

Source: ConstrucTech
Technology has been changing the way the construction industry works for many years – it’s no longer a collection of manual tasks. Post-secondary institutions are creating technology-focused construction trade programs so contractors and trade workers of the future will be able to use different technologies to improve their work.

Visit https://constructech.com/the-paradox-of-stem-and-construction/ to view the full article online.

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

Visit https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/divulgation-disclosure/psdic-ppci-eng.html to view the full article online.

Source: On-Site Magazine
After six months, the construction labour market finally bounced back with around 25,000 jobs last month – a 1.7 percent gain from June.

Visit https://www.on-sitemag.com/construction/construction-labour-market-comes-back-to-life-in-july-with-addition-of-25000-jobs/1003964869/ to view the full article online.

Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
The tables in this article show the top 10 major upcoming industrial and water treatment construction projects in Canada currently in the planning stage. Most are new projects, but some also involve additions and/or alterations.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/economic/2019/08/top-10-major-upcoming-industrial-water-treatment-construction-projects-canada-august-2019 to view the full article online.

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The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is hosting a National Symposium: Preparing Youth for Careers in the Skilled Trades on October 24-25 in Ottawa, Ont. Participants from across the apprenticeship community will help determine how CAF-FCA can provide young people with a better understanding of the value of apprenticeship and skilled trades careers.

Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ega7e1ny3d61b2f7&llr=eia7sqeab to view the full article online.

Source: HPAC Magazine
Join HPAC on September 19, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2019 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto Pearson Airport.

Visit http://www.modernhydronicssummit.com to view the full article online.

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