Ontario Improving Apprenticeship System to Prepare Skilled Workforce for In-Demand Jobs

Province Releases Apprenticeship Strategy. Ontario is ensuring that the apprenticeship system meets the changing demands of the economy by giving apprentices the skills they need to succeed and providing employers with the talent they need to thrive. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was joined by Ann...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws

New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time. December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment rules to ensure Ontario construction businesses...

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TimberFever competition reaches new heights

Engineering and architecture students at six Ontario universities recently did something they don’t normally do in university — they collaborated on the design and construction of wood-frame structures as part of a 36-hour competition in downtown Toronto. It was the third edition of TimberFever, held once a year at Ryerson...

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Renos for Heroes Supporters Arrive on Parliament Hill to Support Wounded Veterans

Over the past 11 days, volunteers and supporters of Renos for Heroes have marched 300 kilometres from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Parliament Hill to increase awareness and raise money for Canada’s wounded veterans. Included in this group of supporters were Carpenters’ Union representatives. Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan and...

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