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PCA Applauds Ontario Budget Focus on Skilled Trades and Rebuilding Economy

(Toronto, April 28, 2022) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) commends the Ford government for its strong and ongoing commitment to the skilled trades in Budget 2022. “We’d like to acknowledge the Ford government for its genuine and unprecedented commitment to the skilled trades,” said Karen Renkema, VP Ontario, at PCA. “From shutting …

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PCA Welcomes TFW Program Changes to Help Ease Construction Worker Shortage

(Edmonton, April 5, 2022) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies have been impacted by labour shortages, welcomes federal program adjustments that would allow more Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) to fill desperately needed positions at construction sites across Canada. PCA members build major infrastructure and capital projects, employing thousands of construction …

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Winnipeg Council Should be Guided by Public Benefits of Construction Competition

(March 3, 2022) – A report by an independent Montreal public policy think-tank on the benefits of construction competition is an important reminder for Winnipeg City Council, as it considers how the public can benefit from future large scale infrastructure projects, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands …

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PCA Welcomes New Investments to Advance Skilled Trades Careers

Whitby (November 24, 2021) –The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes today’s announcement from Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development that will boost funding for a range of skilled trades initiatives including support for employers who hire and train apprentices. “The province truly is moving the ball forward by addressing …

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All Workers Should Have Chance to Build Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

(Ottawa, July 26, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada is urging Ottawa Hospital and the province to give ALL qualified construction workers the chance to help build the new Civic Campus. “While we’re delighted the new campus will help meet the community’s growing health …

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New Report an Important Contribution to Discussion of CBAs in Canada

Are their flaws too numerous to overcome? (Vancouver, July 15, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes “Community Benefits Agreements: Toward a Fair, Open and Inclusive Framework for Canada,” an in-depth analysis of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs)” by Cardus, a leading Canadian think tank. It examines the genesis of the concept, provides …

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PCA Welcomes Competition on Public Projects in Manitoba

(May 25, 2021) – It’s taken a long time to get here, but now, all Manitobans stand to benefit from the passage of Bill 13, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects across Canada. “This legislation is about fairness,” said Paul de Jong, President of the …

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PCA Statement on Hamilton LRT Project

(May 13, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada, is hopeful its local companies and workers will have an opportunity to build Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit project, announced today by the federal and provincial governments. “This project is fantastic news for Hamilton, its economy and …

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