Construction labour shortage weighs on Alberta businesses as growth accelerates

Alberta’s population boom is increasing pressure on the construction sector to build the infrastructure to accommodate growth and business owners say they’re already feeling the labour crunch.  A shortfall of workers in … read more

New Statistics from the Alberta Construction Association

See the attached one-page statistics sheet from the Alberta Construction Association (ACA), at the following link: Note the number of anticipated retirees for 2024 (the sheet says 2023) which … read more

Ontario and Alberta partner to create more opportunities for internationally trained skilled workers

The governments of Ontario and Alberta are supporting a framework for collaboration on international credential recognition and post-journeyperson certification. This partnership will put Canadian workers first by reducing interprovincial barriers … read more

ACSA Annual Report Highlights-2023

The Year in Numbers Member Service Enhancements In 2023, we updated our Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) resources, providing members with new templates and detailed information to meet COR/SECOR … read more

Government of Canada-Consultation on Legislated Procurement Targets for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Innovative Firms

You are invited to participate in a consultation to inform the government’s next steps in proposing legislated procurement targets for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and innovative firms. The Government … read more

BCAA-Industry Alert: Procurement Fairness Clause Removed From Many Taxpayer-Funded Construction Projects

BCCA warns the public and contractors of unacceptable levels of risk following the explicit removal of “Contract A” by many public owners. This has not been seen in Alberta, yet, … read more

Quality Training for Your Staff

Are you looking to help prepare your staff for the challanges of today’s markets, and for the future? In this every-changing world, it is key to have your team performing … read more

Calgary Construction Asoociation (CCA)-2024-Q1 Advocacy Report

The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) continues its pursuit of meaningful advocacy for our membership and Calgary’s construction industry. As we reflect on the first quarter of 2024, this report captures … read more

Seeking Resumes for Prospective Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act Board Members

Recently the Alberta Trade Contractors Council (ATCC), of whom the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA) is a member, met with Advanced Education Minister Rajan Sawhney. One of the topics … read more

Gaming the Prompt Payment Construction Lien Act (PPCLA)-Method of Trying to Avoid the PPCLA

The following appears to be a dodge that some general contractors are reportedly using to avoid paying subcontractors, per the terms of the Prompt Payment Construction Lien Act (PPCLA). Apparently, … read more