Apprenticeship Forum issues Red Seal targets
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says in a new report that over the five-year period from 2021 to 2025, an estimated 163,785 new journeypersons will be required to sustain workforce certification levels across 56 Red Seal trades in Canada. Canada will need a total of 375,026 apprentices to meet the anticipated demand. The registration target in Ontario is 148,988 and in Quebec it’s 21,254. Watch for further coverage soon in the Journal of Commerce.
Saskatchewan passes Construction Codes Act
The government of Saskatchewan has passed the Construction Codes Act in the provincial legislative assembly, allowing for better alignment between construction codes and accessibility standards including “how they are applied to buildings, ensuring people with disabilities can better access and use buildings in Saskatchewan,” a government release stated. The new act comes into effect on Jan 1, 2022 and will oversee how construction standards are developed, adopted and implemented in the province.
$500M BMO Centre expansion breaks ground in Calgary
The Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation have broken ground on a new $500 million facility in Stampede Park. Crews have worked to prepare the site with utilities upgrades and demolition work over the past year, readying the convention centre for its 560,000 square foot expansion designed by Stantec, Populous and S2 Architecture.