News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Oct 1
2019

September 2019 Government Relations Report

Please find attached COCA’s September 2019 Government Relations Report In the September 2019 Issue 2020 WSIB Rates Announced MTCU Appoints Skills Advisors To Review Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship System McNaughton Announces Construction Advisory Panel Employers Can Access Their Own Claims Info on WSIB’s Expanded Compass Tool Minister Announces WSIB Rate Freeze for Not-For-Profits Pilot Project […]

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Posted:
Oct 1
2019

Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel

News Release Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel September 26, 2019 New advisory panel to advise Minister on wide range of construction issues from health and safety to labour laws THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – The Ontario government is partnering with the construction sector by establishing a special advisory panel to provide advice on a broad range […]

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Posted:
Oct 1
2019

2020 Premium rates | WSIB

Source https://www.wsib.ca/en/2020premiumrates 2020 Premium rates For the fourth year in a row, the WSIB has been able to offer reductions to the average premium rate for Schedule 1 businesses. The average premium rate has been reduced by 17 per cent for 2020. This represents a premium decrease from a Schedule 1 average rate of $1.65 […]

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Posted:
Sep 24
2019

News Release – Making It Easier and Faster to Work in the Skilled Trades

News Release Making It Easier and Faster to Work in the Skilled Trades Government Appoints Training and Skills Advisors to Consult with Industry and Stakeholders September 23, 2019 2:15 P.M. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities TORONTO — Ontario is taking steps to make the province open for business and open for jobs by appointing […]

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Posted:
Sep 24
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – September 23, 2019

09/23/2019  Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here ModernTO plan optimizes the city’s real estate assets to save cash By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer A staff report that will be presented to the CreateTO Board Sept. 24 details an office portfolio optimization plan – the first phase of a […]

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Sep 23
2019

COCA Newsletter – September 2019

Government’s P3 Pipeline Rolled Out At a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP) on September 10 th in downtown Toronto, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Laurie Scott, and Infrastructure Ontario President & CEO Ehren Corey unveiled the government’s 2019 Market Update confirming the government’s planned pipeline of P3 infrastructure projects. In […]

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Posted:
Sep 17
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – September 16, 2019

Billy Bishop Airport dock renovation projects taking off this fall By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Construction is set to begin this fall on long-awaited changes to Toronto’s Bathurst Quay, part of a revitalization effort that will create a public plaza, Irish cultural centre and refurbished walkway near the Billy Bishop Airport drop-off/pickup […]

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Posted:
Sep 17
2019

WSIB Return to Work: Navigating the Issues Workshop – October 17, 23 & 24, 2019

WSIB Return to Work Navigating the Issues HALF-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP Effective and proactive management of return to work protocols can significantly improve cost outcomes related to most WSIBclaims.  Applying interactive learning and real-life scenarios, topics for this half-day intensive workshop include: WSIB Return to Work Obligations: What are they? WSIB Players: Who are they and what is their role in […]

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Posted:
Sep 17
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – September 9, 2019

Toronto’s Housing Now program to convert parking lots to affordable housing draws criticism from advocates for more and less density Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Toronto’s decision to turn two Scarborough Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) parking lots into affordable housing has, not surprisingly caused some less-than-enthusiastic reaction. Parking lot users and neighbours […]

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Posted:
Sep 11
2019

Updated MOL Information Session Calendar

Are you interested in learning more about the Employment Standards Act? There are three new sessions that have been added to the MOL Information Session calendar: Live Stream: MOL 101 Overview – September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Webinar: Vacation Time and Pay Webinar – October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration limit of 95 participants) […]

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