CCA Weekly - February 1, 2012

CCA News

Register today for the 2012 CCA Annual Conference- “The Changing Face of Construction”

There are fewer than 40 days until the 2012 CCA Annual Conference, to be held from March 11-16 in Savannah Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Changing Face of Construction,” which explores many of the trends the Canadian construction industry will face in the coming years. Business sessions, complemented by a very entertaining social program, make the 2012 Annual Conference a not-to-be-missed event. Register today at www.cca-acc.com/en/annual-conference.

Economy

President Obama Cites Infrastructure Investment as Key to Economic Recovery

President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to talk about the importance of infrastructure investment for the country’s economy. Watch video

Canadian Building Trades applauds Harper’s regulatory reform pledge

Canadian Building Trades, which is affiliated with unions representing construction and manufacturing workers, announced Thursday it is “encouraged” by remarks made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper about regulatory approval for construction projects. Read more

Labour

Provincial Nominee Program Working Well, New Evaluation Shows

The majority of immigrants selected by provinces and territories under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are succeeding in Canada, according to a newly released study by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Read more

Construction Sector Council carries on despite federal funding cut

Though the Construction Sector Council loses its federal government funding in March 2013, its executive director described this year as an “exciting time.” Read more

Paperless Records of Employment Available Through Service Canada

Service Canada’s online service, ROE Web, can help save time and money by filing Records of Employment electronically, instead of filling out hard copies. Learn more