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Ottawa forges ahead with promised job grant for 2014
The federal government plans to launch its promised new training grant by April 1, 2014, even though several provinces strongly object to the program.
Collaboration key to meet Ontario labour demand
Collaboration will be the key to filling Ontario’s demand in specialized construction trades driven by projects in Northern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from 2013 to 2021, say industry leaders.
Infrastructure investment, contract bundling among Ontario election issues for Toronto Construction Association
With the highest population density in the province, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) construction industry faces some challenges it wants addressed in tomorrow’s election.
Construction industry gets a boost with new organization BuildForce Canada
April 3, 2013

OTTAWA – Construction industry leaders from across the country have formed a new national organization to help keep a steady flow of highly skilled workers available to the growing industry.

Budget 2013 Puts Strong Focus on Skilled Trades and Infrastructure
March 21, 2013
 
The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) was pleased to note that Budget 2013 placed a strong focus on skilled trades and infrastructure.
New Corporate Website & Blog Launch
March 6, 2013
 
Robar Centre deploys its new corporate website and also launches a new blog called "Levelling the Playing Field", in association with Food Diva.
Robar Centre and Food Diva Create Awareness for Women
January 15, 2013
 
Robar Centre joins forces with Food Diva to create awareness for women, to get involved in the Oil, Gas and Mining Industry and explore the high income earning potential.
Alleged price-fixing at GTA construction companies
Canada’s Competition Bureau has launched an investigation into allegations of wide-ranging price-fixing amongst companies that build the foundations of new homes across the GTA — a conspiracy involving inflated costs that likely increased the price of thousands of new homes built in the past 15 years.