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  • Think Construction Career Snapshot - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    In late April, the Saskatchewan Construction Association was part of an exciting new event- the Think Construction Career Snapshot, organized by the Prairie South School Division in partnership with the SCA, TradeUp Saskatchewan, C&S Builders, Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA), and Moose Jaw Construction Association. The aim of this event was to provide grades ten to twelve students with a practical learning experience in careers in the construction skilled trades such as masonry, carpentry and electrical work. This hands-on learning experience was provided through concurrent interactive sessions where students were able to build a brick veneer wall, construct a garden shed, learn about construction safety apparatus, and so on.

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  • CCA - 2015 Federal Budget Summary

    On April 21, the Harper government released its last budget before the October 19, 2015 federal election. The following is a summary of the measures of greatest interest to the construction sector.

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  • Construction Productivity 101 - Register Now - Space is Limited

    The Saskatchewan Construction Association, together with the Regina Construction Association, Saskatoon Construction Association, and the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association, is offering members the opportunity to attend Go Productivity's Construction Productivity 101 in one of three locations - Saskatoon (May 13), Regina (May 21), and at the SCA Annual Summer meeting in Waskesiu (June 6).

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  • Staff Blog - Ireland-Poland Job Fair

    In March I had the opportunity to attend, on behalf of the SCA, job fairs in Ireland and Poland. The job fairs were held in Dublin and Cork Ireland as well as Warsaw Poland and organized through a company called WORKING ABROAD NEWCOMERS NETWORK (WANN). Saskatchewan's Immigration Services - with the Ministry of the Economy - organized the Saskatchewan delegation and attended to lead and offer immigration support for new hires of Saskatchewan companies.

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  • Latest Building Permit and Labour Market Reports now Available

    The value of non-residential building permits is still down - 21% from $166 million in the first two months of 2014. These declines can be seen in the commercial, industrial and institutional non-residential sectors. Building permits in Regina saw a 13% decline in the first two months of 2015, while building permits in Saskatoon saw a 23% decline in January and February. This downward trend is expected to persist into the summer months.

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  • Staff Blog - Implementing Innovation in Organizations

    Marlys Wasylyniuk, the SCA's Manager of Workforce Development, attended a one-hour workshop session on Implementing Innovation in Organizations on March 25. This thought-provoking and forward thinking session was put on by an organization called InnovationOne.

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  • Registration Now Open - 2015 SCA Summer Meeting

    The 2015 SCA Summer Meeting registration is now officially open. This annual event is a great place for members to meet, network, attend sessions, and enjoy some time out of the office. This year, there is even more to choose from for attendees. We are offering concurrent education sessions in the mornings and activities each afternoon.

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  • SCA Pleased with Provincial Steps Towards Fair Competition in Provincial Procurement

    The Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) applauds the Government of Saskatchewan for taking a significant step forward on improving access to procurement opportunities in Saskatchewan, an issue that has been a major concern for Saskatchewan's construction industry. Honourable Gordon Wyant, Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds, unveiled the Priority Saskatchewan report and recommendations today in Saskatoon at a North Saskatoon Business Association luncheon. This announcement marks considerable progress in government's efforts to address the concerns of the construction industry, and Saskatchewan taxpayers, for fair competition in public procurement in Saskatchewan.

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  • Spring 2015 Issue of We Build Available Online

    The Spring 2015 issue of SCA's official publication - We Build - is now available online. The Industry Workforce Development themed issue showcases our association and our industry, and brings together a diversity of views and opinions into one voice, the voice of Saskatchewan's construction industry.

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