HHCA Construction News – June 2024


HHCA June 2024 Newsletter It's a new month - June! HHCA members are very busy and we are quite busy in the background getting things ready for the second half of the year! Your construction news update includes: Colliers Project Leaders has released a new Vendor of Record A new set of Compliance Initiatives have been announced Ontarians are invited to submit comments on the proposed amendments to the Working for Workers Act Gold Seal Certification Program Updates HHCA Office Closures Don't forget, registration will open next month for the HHCA Golf Day presented by Bennett Construction Group! This [...]

HHCA Construction News – June 20242024-06-03T15:47:55+00:00

Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project


OVG breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Redevelopment A transformative project in Hamilton, Ont. reached a milestone May 16 as developers and city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Hamilton arena project. Oak View Group (OVG), the largest developer of sports and live entertainment venues in the world, is spearheading a $280-million renovation of FirstOntario Centre along with Live Nation Canada and the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG). The kickoff of the stadium project will be followed by renovations to the nearby convention centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Hamilton concert hall. HUPEG, which has Carmens Group, LIUNA [...]

Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project2024-05-16T19:59:23+00:00

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction


Ontario Supporting Women in Construction Today, the Ontario government introduced the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024, building on its previous four Working for Workers acts. The act contains a suite of measures to support workers, including requiring that menstrual products be provided on larger construction sites and mandating that washrooms are clean and sanitary. The legislation, the first of its kind in Canada, would make the skilled trades more accessible to women and support women in construction. “Under Premier Ford, our government is tackling the generational labour shortage previous governments left in their wake. That means we need all hands on [...]

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction2024-05-06T19:46:43+00:00

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades


Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades The Ontario government has announced a new policy and legislative measures to attract more young people to the skilled trades, including adding a new apprenticeship pathway and an online job matching platform. These initiatives are designed to promote the skilled trades to youth and workers and help set them on a path to rewarding, well-paying careers as electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other skilled trades. “We’re helping to tackle the labour shortage by allowing motivated, entrepreneurial students to get on a fast-track to a career in the skilled trades,” said David Piccini, [...]

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades2024-05-02T15:09:53+00:00

HHCA May Newsletter


HHCA May 2024 Newsletter It's a new month - May! Many people deem this month the start of construction season, what do you think? Your construction news update includes: May 6-10 is Construction Safety Week A new set of Compliance Initiatives have been announced EmployerOne Survey Results are here! PLUS May brings a lot of in-person events including our Cyber Security Session, a complimentary YLG Talk on Surety & Bonding and our highly anticipated Spring Golf Classic. We can't wait to see you at one of our upcoming events! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list here to [...]

HHCA May Newsletter2024-05-01T14:14:43+00:00

Building a Greener Future


Estimating the impact on construction labour demands from transitioning buildings in Canada away from fossil fuels Retrofitting Canada’s residential, commercial, and institutional building stock to incorporate sustainable fuel sources, technologies, and materials could require as many as 57,000 additional construction workers and generate more than $81 billion in new construction investments by 2032. A new report prepared by BuildForce Canada and released today, Building a Greener Future: Estimating the impact on construction labour demands from transitioning buildings in Canada away from fossil fuels, considers the implications of retrofitting existing buildings to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprints [...]

Building a Greener Future2024-04-25T16:47:46+00:00

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges


Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges Hamilton’s Employer One survey has uncovered the needs and challenges employers face pertaining to the labour market and workforce for 11 years and counting. In 2024, almost half of the employers we surveyed noted a good short-term business outlook, with increases in revenue. However, the survey also identified some key challenges to employers. In particular, employers’ highlighted their difficulties in hiring new employees, with rising costs of business inputs weighing down on various sectors across the City. Some report highlights include: 57% of respondents said they were hiring in 2024 28.7%  of respondents deemed [...]

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges2024-04-23T19:47:14+00:00

2024 Federal Budget


2024 Federal Budget Highlights Last week, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released the 2024 Federal Budget: Fairness for Every Generation. The 2024 federal budget is the government’s plan to build more homes, faster, help make life cost less, and grow the economy in a way that helps every generation get ahead. Highlights include: Canada’s economy continues to show resilience in the face of high interest rates as GDP growth is penciled in at around 3.5% annualized growth for the first quarter of 2024 (7.4% annualized in January, and an estimated 4.9% in February). [...]

2024 Federal Budget2024-04-22T14:32:47+00:00

Ontario’s New Building Code Released


Ontario’s New Building Code Released with Revised Structure Announced on April 10, Ontario has released a new Building Code, which the Province says will reduce regulatory burdens for the construction industry and make it easier to construct housing while still promoting high standards of performance and public health and safety in new and renovated buildings. There are significant changes to its structure, and a transition period is now in effect. The 2024 Building Code is intended to streamline processes for the building sector and increase harmonization with the National Construction Codes, eliminating more than 1,730 technical variations between the provincial [...]

Ontario’s New Building Code Released2024-04-17T20:15:12+00:00

HHCA April Newsletter


HHCA April 2024 Newsletter The month of April brings our 104th Annual General Meeting & Dinner, a Young Leaders Group PAR-TEE, a CCDC Seminar AND a solar eclipse! There is a lot going on in our industry and at the HHCA - we have all of your construction news here and more! Read the newsletter here!

HHCA April Newsletter2024-04-02T14:06:55+00:00
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