Ontario Launching Mobile Skilled Trades Classrooms The Ontario government is investing $5.4 million to design and build three mobile tech classrooms that will travel across the province and teach students and young people about the skilled trades. The classrooms, built and operated by Skills Ontario, will feature hands-on learning stations and simulators for electrical systems, welding, crane operation, auto-painting, tire and brake work, heavy machinery and more. Over three years, they will let nearly half a million people explore the skilled trades and will help tackle the labour shortage the province faces in a critical industry. To help deliver the Province’s [...]
Maple Leaf's Hamilton Plant Receives Prestigious Environmental Certification On July 20, 2023 the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED is an international certification recognizing sustainability excellence and green building leadership. The City’s Economic Development Office identified sustainability and climate resiliency in its most recent action plan. Randy Huffman, the company’s Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer, thanked the City for its support. Maple Leaf received $2.6 million as part of the City’s LEED Grant Program – providing an economic catalyst for sustainable [...]
Construction hits new highs in labour force and employment Labour shortages facing the construction industry have made some progress over the last year. Employment gains over the past 12 months have been greatest in Quebec and Ontario. The provinces reported growth of 20,600 and 12,400 in their respective employment figures since June 2022. The advance was driven by gains in full-time work (+110,000, +0.7%). Employment gains were most significant among young men aged between 15 and 24 years and among those in the core working-age demographic of between 25 and 54 years. Both groups added 31,000 workers for the [...]
Ontario Launches Free Job Training for Newcomers The Ontario government is investing $2.6 million in four free training projects to help more than 300 newcomers, including displaced Afghans and Ukrainians, find meaningful jobs with local employers. Ontario welcomes more immigrants than any other province each year, and research has shown that helping internationally-trained newcomers work in the professions they studied for could increase Ontario’s GDP by up to $100 billion over the next five years. Read the news here!
July 2023 Newsletter Check out the July HHCA Newsletter. Inside you'll find resources pertaining to working in the summer heat, new legislation on washroom facilities on construction sites, building permits and so much more. PLUS we have opened registration for our YLG Summer Social and the HHCA Golf Day. Read the newsletter here!