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  • New WSIB Rate Framework - Breakfast Seminar

    05/09/2019

    The GTSWCA will be hosting a Breakfast Seminar on Tuesday, October 8 on the new WSIB Rate Framework coming into effect...

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  • LockedCCA Carbon Tax Update

    14/08/2019

    The OSWCA has been diligently pursuing the CCA to obtain a legal opinion on the federal carbon tax. See the attachment...

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  • TENDER ALERT – Toronto Social Procurement Program

    13/08/2019

    The City of Toronto has recently adopted a Community Benefits Framework [also referred to as Social Procurement Program...

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  • LockedSub-Terrain Drilling Bankruptcy

    06/08/2019

    A number of members have contacted the GTSWCA to inquire about the directional drilling company know as Sub-Terrain...

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  • 2019 GTSWCA Scholarship Program

    01/08/2019

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 GTSWCA scholarship program. GTSWCA will provide 10 scholarships in...

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  • Update On Open Tendering

    24/07/2019

    On July 3rd, the window officially closed for municipalities to formally indicate to the Ministry of Labour their...

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  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – ISO and COR

    03/07/2019

    Construction industry participants are now beginning to see the effects of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade...

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  • Upcoming Changes to Your WSIB Account and Rates

    03/07/2019

    By now the WSIB should have been in contact with you to advise you of your company's North American Industry...

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  • Ministry of Transportation - Recent amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (VWD) for Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles

    03/07/2019

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  • Late Locates - www.latelocates.ca

    03/07/2019

    Construction season is in full swing, and with it comes the continuing issues with late locates. Locates are to be...

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  • LockedLabour Matters Vote Meeting

    15/05/2019

    Dear GTSWCA Contractor members, Further to tentative settlements reached with LIUNA Local 183, Teamsters Local 230, and...

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  • Provincial Education Reforms Include a Renewed Focus on Accessing Careers in the Skilled Trades

    20/03/2019

    On March 15, the Minister of Education Lisa Thompson provided a first look at the government's education reform plans...

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  • LockedAll GTSWCA Contractors Members: Potential Displacement Applications (“Raiding Period”)

    04/03/2019

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  • OSWCA Submission to the Ministry of Infrastructure’s Consultation on Infrastructure Delivery

    25/02/2019

    Our submission makes the case for why the province needs to move forward with mandating full-cost recovery for...

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  • Construction Act: Proposed Amendments to Regulations - 2019 Forms

    25/02/2019

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  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Certified Trades Must Pay 2019 License Fee to College of Trades

    12/02/2019

    Annual licensing fee for all certified trades must still be paid to the College in 2019. The College is going to be...

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  • SEEKING YOUR SUPPORT - Fill out the attached form letter and email to the Premier in support of Bill 66

    08/02/2019

    We are encouraging members to fill out the attached letter in support of the passage of Bill 66, which includes...

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  • WSIB Rate Framework Modernization - Coming Soon

    04/02/2019

    Beginning in January 2020, the WSIB rate setting system will be undergoing a significant transition, as the Rate...

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  • OSWCA Pre-Budget Submission

    30/01/2019

    As part of the Ford Government's outreach on its 2019 Budget, OSWCA has provided the following proposal, which makes...

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  • OSTA Proposal for Closing the Skills Gap in the Province

    30/01/2019

    Following the announcement that the government was shuttering the Ontario college of Trades, the Ontario Skilled Trades...

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  • Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018

    07/12/2018

    On December 6, the government tabled the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 (the Bill). It is the second...

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  • Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent, Dissolves College of Trades and Repeals Bill 148 Reforms

    06/12/2018

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  • Federal Carbon Pollution Pricing System

    05/12/2018

    Starting in April 2019 and increasing in stringency over time, the federal pollution pricing system will add a nominal...

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  • Substantial Declines Coming to WSIB Employer Premium Rates in 2019

    27/09/2018

    The WSIB announced that, after decades of over taxing employers in the name of Unfunded Liability (UFL) compensation,...

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  • Labour Audit Report

    20/09/2018

    MNP CPA has provided an audit of the accompanying schedule of certain hourly labour rates of the GTSWCA from May 1,...

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  • Launch of RCCAO/GTSWCA Soil Video Series

    18/09/2018

    Today the RCCAO and GTSWCA will be releasing three videos to increase awareness about the importance of managing excess...

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  • Fit for Duty

    12/07/2018

    On Wednesday, July 4, the GTSWCA hosted a half day training seminar for all members who were intereted to learn more...

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  • Doug Ford Sworn in as Ontario’s 26th Premier

    06/07/2018

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  • Canada-Ontario Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

    26/06/2018

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  • GTSWCA Scholarship - Now Accepting Applications

    25/06/2018

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  • Ontario’s New Construction Act

    08/06/2018

    July 1, 2018: Amendments to the lien and holdback rules come into effect October 1, 2019: Prompt payment and...

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  • Clean Water – Our Future Shoreline Cleanup Takes Aim at Underwater Garbage

    03/05/2018

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  • Social Procurement Program Requirements Now in City of Toronto Contracts

    06/04/2018

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  • OSWCA Asset Management Study

    29/03/2018

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  • 2018 Federal Budget Highlights

    06/03/2018

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  • Implementation Timeline for Construction Lien Act Updates

    31/01/2018

    The Construction Lien Amendment Act has passed, but the substantive amendments, including the amendments to modernize...

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  • Fair Wage Bill Update

    31/01/2018

    Discussions are ongoing between construction employers (through the CECCO), the Provincial Building Trades, and the...

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  • Update on the New Construction Lien Act

    23/01/2018

    Changes are coming that will significantly reform the construction payment process in the province. The included...

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  • Local 183 Negotiates a Hydrovac Excavation and Air Excavation Schedule D with the Utility Contractors Association

    10/01/2018

    Local 183 has negotiated a Schedule D agreement with the Utility Contractors Association governing Hydrovac and Air...

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  • IUOE Quick Remit - Online Tutorials

    23/11/2017

    The International Union of Operating Engineers has distributed information regarding their new online remittance system.

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