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OCS Industry News – Building Trades Unions launch project supporting Contractors

Canada’s Building Trades Union launched In the Trades, a federally funded program that will help apprentices get started in the skilled trades. Over the next two years, In the Trades will provide financial incentives and training support for unionized small and medium-sized contractors that hire, train, and retain first-year apprentices to address labour availability across Canada.

Ontario’s Construction Employment Continues Reaching New Records

New data from Statistics Canada has shown that construction employment in Ontario continues to reach new record highs, breaking the previous record from May. The labour force also continues to grow to record size. Unemployment continues to remain low. In contrast, permit values decreased across all sectors month-over-month (June 2022-July 2022) and year-over-year (July 2021-July 2022)