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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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  • Meet SCA's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    On October 23rd, at our 50th Anniversary & Member Awards Gala, we recognized an individual whose significant efforts have enhanced growth and development of the association, and the industry, while keeping in focus association priorities and its members. The winner of this award was Darrell Kincaid, President of Kincaid Interiors Ltd.

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  • Notice to Members - 2014 SCA-RCA Annual General Meeting

    The Saskatchewan Construction Association and the Regina Construction Association will be co-hosting their 2014 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 27, at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. The event features a luncheon, followed by the RCA AGM, the SCA AGM, and presentations from Canadian Construction Association President Michael Atkinson and Chairman Serge Massicotte.

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  • President's Blog - Liquor Privatization and the Construction Industry

    This week the government launched a broad-based public consultation to understand what Saskatchewan residents expect with respect to the future of liquor retailing in the province. This consultative process includes a five-minute online survey that members of the public can complete to voice their opinion. You can access the survey here: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/have-your-say/future-options-for-liquor-retailing-in-saskatchewan/how-you-can-provide-input

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  • 2015 WCB Rates to Decline

    In late October, the Worker's Compensation Board undertook consultations with respect to their preliminary premium rate calculations for 2015. All of the rate codes that apply to SCA members are proposed to go down in 2015, although they all remain considerably higher than the industry average of $1.46.

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  • SCA Innovation in Action Award - Finalist & Winner

    At SCA's 2014 Member Awards gala, we recognized the role a member company has played in innovation, including innovations in the construction process, material development, detailing, fabrication, equipment, procurement, administration, management, labour relations, environmental management, training, safety, or other. The winner of this category was PCL Construction, with Deveraux Developments following up as a finalist.

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  • Meet SCA's Board of Directors Election Nominees

    The Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) is pleased to announce the nominees for its Board of Directors election, which opens Monday, November 3, 2014. The positions to be filled by the successful candidates are both Director-At-Large seats. One of the two vacant positions will be for a two-year term, the other for a one-year term

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  • President's Blog - Thoughts on Terrorism, Canada, and the impact on Infrastructure

    This blog post is a bit of a departure from some of my others. Normally I talk about all of the great things we're trying to do here at the SCA, or our advocacy work, or the important issues of our industry. Today however, I want to take a moment to talk about how grateful I am to be Canadian, how terror attacks don't change that, and how our industry may need to be ready to adapt as Canadians continue to think differently about infrastructure and safety.

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  • SCA Industry Builder Award - Finalist & Winner

    The 2014 winner of SCA's Industry Builder Award was Morsky Group of Companies, with Alliance Energy following up as a finalist. This award which recognized the role that a member company has played in the development of the industry, including educational programs, workforce development, industry sector development, advocacy work, and other, was presented at SCA's 2014 Member Awards gala.

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  • KPMG Report on Construction Cost Drivers Released

    Over the summer the SCA partnered with the Ministry of Economy to study the driving forces behind recent cost increases for the non-residential construction sector. We contracted KPMG to undertake this research. SCA and the government wanted to undertake this study because of concerns that non-residential construction was becoming unaffordable and would begin driving business away. We're glad to say the results indicate that isn't the case.

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