Industry News

This section includes any recent municipal, provincial, or federal government announcements relevant to the heavy civil sector, including policy and legislative changes, government pilot projects, funding announcements, etc.

07
Aug
2013
Government
New Legislations - Safely Passing Emergency Vehicles

Published by the Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. This document looks at new laws for safely passing emergency vehicles, tow trucks & construction zones. On October 31 2005, road crews, emergency workers and tow truck operators will be further protected with legislative changes in Bill 39, the Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2005.

20
Feb
2013
Government Initiative
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) enables employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages, when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available to do the job.
20
Aug
2012
Government Initiative
Alberta's Apprenticeship & Industry Training
Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training system is developed with industry, for industry – resulting in a highly skilled, educated and competitive workforce. Apprentices learn on the job, ensuring that they receive practical, hands-on-training that meets the needs of current and future employers.
20
Aug
2012
Government Initiative
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a partnership with Canada's Building Trades Unions, their many Employers across Canada, and Government stakeholders. The H2H sister program originated in the United States in 2003, and has been highly successful for America. H2H Canada will follow a similar model, but is focused on career opportunities in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces.

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