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The Ontario General Contractor’s Association (OGCA) is looking to clarify the definition and language surrounding interference drawings that are requested on certain projects. 
The OGCA recently put a bulletin out stating a number of members have had issues with interference drawing requests by the buyers of construction, architects and consultants.
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Labour market challenges could continue across Ontario’s construction industry into the near future, as ongoing activity in both the residential and non-residential sectors builds employment to a peak in 2028 and adds pressure to already-tight recruiting conditions.
BuildForce Canada published its 2023–2032 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward report for Ontario.



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The CCA is pleased to report that we achieved headway with the federal government on our cornerstone issue to rebuild Canada’s workforce through immigration reform. The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced a new process under the Express Entry program to welcome skilled newcomers with work experience in occupations considered a priority in Canada.

Addressing the critical issue of labor shortages in the construction industry through the integration of design, manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly processes with field mechanization will be the focus of our Toronto event. We will bring together experts, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss important innovations, challenges that stand in the way of progress, and how industry stakeholders can contribute to industry advancement.
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. (McIntosh Perry), an award-winning Canadian consulting engineering company, and Beam, Longest & Neff, LLC (BLN), a leading U.S. infrastructure engineering firm, have joined Egis, a global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. This new partnership allows Egis to expand its presence and help clients in North America build a more balanced, sustainable, and resilient world.
Canada is on the edge of a building boom. With our current housing stock already squeezed and a surge in immigration poised to accelerate demand, Canada will require 5.8 million new houses by 2030. But we can’t build them the same way.
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Public procurements must be held to a higher standard since they involve monies provided by the public. This means that the procuring entity must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. All procurements must be conducted in an open, fair and transparent fashion.
Canadian construction stakeholders are praising the federal government’s pledge to implement 988, a national three-digit suicide hotline replacing a 10-digit crisis phone number, as a life saver for the industry.
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The Occupational Health and Safety Branch of the MLITSD provides the monthly Report for the Labour-Management Network to OGCA. We are pleased to share this information with our membership.
This report includes monthly statistics, year-to-date fatality and critical injury reporting in construction, as well as a "What’s New" section, court bulletins, and enforcement trends.
To read the July 2023 MLITSD Report, click here.
The WSIAT has announced that they will be updating their pre-hearing process, effective November 6, 2023. To view the announcement, click here.
Recent reports of misconduct by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspectors in Ontario has garnered national attention. News sources as diverse as the Toronto Star, trade media and the Toronto Sun have covered reports of the investigation and termination of anywhere from 22 to 50 OHS inspectors in Ontario for just cause.

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Increasingly, requests for accommodation in the workplace focus on mental, not physical, disability. Yet, understanding when a mental health issue may be a disability and how far the duty to accommodate a mental disability extends can be challenging for an employer.
Effective January 1, 2024, a temporary help agency (“THA”) or recruiter operating in Ontario must
have a licence, or have submitted a license application, to operate. Similarly, a client of a THA or any
employer or prospective employee cannot knowingly use an unlicensed THA or recruiter. Failure to
comply will be a violation of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).
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