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  • RCA To Host CODE 2015 in March

    The Regina Construction Association asked what keeps you awake at night and you answered. If you are a Contractor, Supplier, Owner (public or private), Developer, Architect, or Engineer, you won't want to miss this event.

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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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  • LEAN Yellow Belt Certificate program

    The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence are pleased to invite you to register for their upcoming LEAN Yellow Belt Certificate program, beginning Monday, February 2 in Saskatoon, and Wednesday, February 4 in Regina.

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  • President's Blog - The Construction Pipeline: Enabling Growth

    In Saskatchewan, the construction industry is the third largest employer (with 52,000 people in November) after only the retail sector and health care. Our industry is the fourth largest contributor to GDP in the province ($4.3 billion). By any measure, the construction industry is an important force in the employment, economic, and population growth of the new Saskatchewan. We're important, but maybe not as important as we sometimes think.

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  • Recap - 2014 SCA-RCA Annual General Meeting

    On November 27, the joint annual general meetings of the Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) and the Regina Construction Association (RCA) was held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

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