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  • FINAL CALL - 2015 ROSTER AND BUYER'S GUIDE

    The 2015 SCA Membership Roster and Buyer's Guide is now in production, and the SCA online membership database is used to populate the book. Each member is responsible for updating their information and selecting trade listings to be published in the book.

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  • Latest Building Permit and Labour Market Reports now Available

    While the value of non-residential building permits in Saskatchewan was down by 22% overall in 2014, things ended strongly with December 2014 value being 51% higher than the previous year. Relative to 2013 permit values, the commercial sector had the strongest performance in 2014. Regina was the only market in 2014 that saw an increase in permit values over 2013.

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  • President's Blog - Hey Saskatchewan...RELAX

    Fifty-three percent of Saskatchewan people are wrong. At least that's what a recent survey from Mainstreet Technologies, reported on in the Leader-Post, would have us believe. Mainstreet surveyed Saskatchewan residents about the extent of their optimism with respect to the provincial economy. Fifty-three percent of respondents indicated they believe Saskatchewan is entering a recession. They are wrong.

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  • Sign up to Recruit Workers from Ireland and Poland

    In March 2015, the SCA will be leading a delegation of non-residential construction companies to a series of Working Abroad job expos in Europe. The Saskatchewan provincial government is also participating, and will be attending to support SCA members in navigating the immigration process.

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  • Latest Building Permit and Labour Market Reports now Available

    Through the end of November 2014, the value of non-residential building permits are down across Saskatchewan as compared to 2013. The declines are most significant in the industrial and institutional sectors, with the commercial sector holding relatively steady. In 2014, construction employment continued to grow across the province. Our industry is one of the main reasons for the strong labour market in Saskatchewan this past year. On average, employment in construction grew by 7.7% in 2014.

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  • What to know more about the SCA?

    The vision of the SCA is to provide collaborative and trusted leadership that sustains a prosperous construction industry and a better quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan. We want to create a better Saskatchewan not just for those directly involved in construction, but for each person living here.

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  • President's Blog - A New Year's Resolution for Construction

    In my last blog post of 2014, I wrote about how the construction industry effectively serves as a pipeline for converting investment into productivity. I noted that construction could function as either an enabler or inhibitor of growth as a result. The obvious importance of enabling growth is that it keeps the province moving forward and it keeps our industry busy, thriving, and profitable.

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  • Skills Link Program - Weyburn, Saskatoon

    The SCA Industry Workforce Development team, through funding from the federal government, runs a ten-week youth employment program for the construction trades, called the Skills Link Program. The first two weeks of classroom training focuses on apprenticeship training, career exploration and includes safety certification including: Fall Protection, Aerial Platform, SCOT, and First Aid/CPR. The students spending the remaining 8 weeks in work placements. Employers are subsidized up to 40 hours per week for 4 weeks (minimum wage).

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