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HEADLINEWelding labour shortage draws government attention
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Canadian HR Reporter
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Jul 25, 2019
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Newcomer Welding Professional Credential Assessment (NWPCA) portal, to be developed by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB), aims to help foreign welders gain credentials. The bilingual portal, which was started in February, 2019, will be launched as a pilot program in 18 months, in hopes of going fully operational in two years. >> Construction; Welding; Credentials

HEADLINEHere’s where Canadians are finding well-paying jobs in the trades
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CBC News
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Jul 12, 2019
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Canada needs more than 167,000 new apprentices in the next 5 years. >> Construction

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Cision
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Jun 05, 2019
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Seeba is a social enterprise painting company in Toronto that delivers high-quality painting services to homes and workspaces through experienced management and trained staff, offering affordable and competitive prices. >> Construction; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINETrucking welcomed into Ontario immigration nominee program (Truck News, Apr 12/19)
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Truck News
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Apr 12, 2019
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The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the provincial government for welcoming the trucking industry into the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, through the in-demand skills stream. The change gives Ontario trucking companies the same access to foreign labor sources currently provided to the agriculture and construction industries. >> Driving-long and short haul

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CBC News
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Mar 13, 2019
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Contractors in Ontario may be in for a busier year in 2019, but many are facing a shortage of skilled workers, which many say has affected how they do business. >> Construction

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CBC News
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Mar 13, 2019
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A skilled labour shortage in Ontario in the past three years has slowed the growth of construction companies, prompting some to turn down work and others to decline to bid on projects, according to a survey of contractors at non-residential sites. >> Construction

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CTV News
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Aug 05, 2018
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In addition to the typical hurdles recent refugees to Canada face such as language and cultural differences, those who want to start a business in their new country face unique challenges, including difficulties securing credit because they lack credit history or collateral. >> Catering; Construction; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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Canadian Contractor
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Mar 21, 2018
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Many new arrivals have construction experience but can't connect with the industry. >> Construction

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Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia
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Feb 23, 2017
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Fourteen refugees who recently arrived in Victoria gained the training, tools, and credentials in Construction Safety and Metal Roofing that they needed for jobs as Architectural Sheet Metal Apprentices at Parker Johnston, one of BC's largest roofing contractors. >> Construction

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Unpack Magazine
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Feb 01, 2017
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The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer who recently graduated from WorkLINC Manufacturing – a program at the Immigrants Working Centre for newcomers wanting to launch their career in Canada into the trades. Some are welders, others shoemakers, factory workers, and heavy equipment operators. All come highly skilled, eager to work in their field in Canada. >> Construction