January 24, 2023

Your Construction Association Funding Support for Hiring Students

One of the many benefits of membership with Calgary Construction Association is funding support for your workforce investment. Thinking of hiring engineering, IT, or business interns for short term placements? Then the Construction New Talent program is for you! Funding of up to $5000 per Alberta post secondary student for eligible work integrated learning placements is available through the Construction New Talent Program, a program of the Calgary and Alberta Construction Associations. As a member firm, you can be eligible for as many as 9 student placements per year across the Province. As apprentices are already employees they are not...

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January 18, 2023

Thousands of construction jobs vacant in Calgary, impacting development: industry association

via Global News An association representing hundreds of construction companies in Calgary is sounding the alarm about job vacancies in the region. The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) said commercial and residential builders are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with development demands. “Our concern is that this year and in the near future, the skilled worker shortage will become a key issue,” CCA president Bill Black said in a statement. The construction association said there are 3,000 to 4,000 construction job vacancies in the Calgary region. Federally, the Canadian Construction Association said there are over 93,000 construction job vacancies in...

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January 18, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2023 Calgary Construction Association Raises Concerns About Construction Job Vacancies in the Calgary Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2023 Calgary Construction Association Raises Concerns About Construction Job Vacancies in the Calgary Region Calgary, Alberta – A shortage of skilled construction workers is causing concerns for the local construction industry. Despite a growing demand for new homes and construction projects, both commercial and residential builders are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with the pace of development. The shortage is being attributed to several factors, including strong demand for record migration to the region, an aging workforce, and a lack of young people entering the industry. Many experienced construction workers have...

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January 17, 2023

CCA Scholarship Poster

Whether you are brand new in the industry or an industry veteran looking to expand your skill set, we offer an extensive array of scholarships for member employees, dependents, and students. We are dedicated to providing our members, their employees and their families with opportunities to start and grow in their construction careers! Please print a Scholarship Poster and place it in a visible spot for all employees to see. If you would like a larger poster size printed please contact CCA- mail@cgyca.com and we will print a complimentary poster for you! 8.5×11 Poster 11×17 Poster

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January 5, 2023

ACA 2023 Update

Jan 2023 ACA Report

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January 4, 2023

2022 Year in Review and 2023 Look Ahead

2022 was a flagship year for our advocacy efforts on behalf of Calgary’s construction industry. We focused on familiarizing ourselves with the policy environment in Calgary while creating key connections with stakeholders in the City of Calgary, the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada. To that end, we’ve developed key relationships with Calgary City Councillors, the Mayor’s Office, the Green Line LRT Team, and other key figures in City Administration including the City’s Planning Department and Climate Strategy team. We’ve also expanded our Provincial Advocacy and have connected with various Members of the Legislature and Provincial public service...

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December 21, 2022

City of Calgary makes funding commitment to Bridgeland Place affordable housing redevelopment

via City of Calgary As part of the 2023-2026 Service Plans & Budget deliberations, Calgary City Council has approved $53.5M towards the estimated $109M-cost to redevelop the City-owned Bridgeland Place to provide new and renovated sustainable residences for Calgarians in need of affordable housing. The improved and redeveloped Bridgeland Place affordable housing site at 736 McDougall Court N.E. is expected to have more than 222 homes when fully complete. With this approval, the project will achieve forty nine percent of the funding required. Our next step is to work with other funding sources and orders of government to secure the remaining...

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November 30, 2022

Access up to $1 million through the Energy Savings for Business Program

Alberta contractors, manufacturers, and distributors can help eligible businesses receive up to $250,000 per project and up to $1 million per parent company for high-efficiency products and onsite energy generation technologies. By applying to Emission Reduction Alberta’s Energy Savings for Business (ESB) program and Expanded Technologies Pilot (ETP), businesses can decrease operating costs, grow operations, become more competitive, and reduce emissions. The ESB program helps contractors and their clients build projects quickly through a readymade menu of incentives, including technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP), variable frequency drives (VFDs), building envelope and lighting. Whether it is an industrial...

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November 23, 2022

Calgary City Council Debates 2023-2026 Budget Cycle

Briefing Note: Calgary City Council Debates 2023-2026 Budget Cycle This week, Calgary City Council is debating the 2023-2026 Budget Cycle. The City’s proposed total annual operating budget will reach $4.9 billion by 2026 and invest a total of $10.2 billion in capital infrastructure that starts or continues in this cycle. The following is a summary of the potential impact on Calgary’s local construction industry. Key anticipated operating investments: $19 million (ongoing) and $159 million (one-time) to preserve heritage assets, provide user- and business-friendly planning policies and deliver programs to revitalize downtown. $3.8 million (ongoing) and $44 million (one-time) to set...

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November 23, 2022

Alberta’s Construction Associations applaud direction laid out in Ministerial Mandate Letters

Alberta’s Construction Associations applaud direction laid out in Ministerial Mandate Letters Premier Danielle Smith’s direction to Ministers is a solid step towards addressing long standing and emerging issues of Alberta’s construction industry.  Ministerial mandate letters across Government address key issues for Alberta’s contractors. Mandate letters can be found here (https://open.alberta.ca/publications/mandate-letters-to-ministers-2022). Highlights include: Sustained infrastructure investment including trade corridors to support Albertan’s quality of life and economic prosperity Best value procurement and standardized contracts to reduce risk Extending prompt payment provisions to Government of Alberta contracts Promoting trades education, working training, recognition of out of province credentials, fostering opportunities for people...

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