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Skilled trades critical to meeting target of 1.5M homes in 10...

Premier Doug Ford has pledged to spur construction of 1.5 million homes over the next decade.

Pulling out all stops to get more people into the trades

Demand for skilled trades workers in Ontario, by all accounts, is only going to increase.

Three ways to get more people into the trades

If we don’t take action, the construction industry faces a shortage of skilled trades in the not-too-distant future.

An increase in supply is essential to improving the GTA’s rental...

How do we keep Ontario’s young, bright minds from leaving the province if they can’t afford to live here? By increasing rental supply.

RESCON develops vaccine guidance sheet to help workers find where to...

A healthy residential construction industry is critical to our economic recovery, and a well-planned and diligent vaccination program will help us get there.

Trades shortage approaching dangerous levels

We need a very cohesive, co-ordinated, well-thought-out plan to get more people into the construction industry.

In praise of modular construction

As we look for ways to pick up the pace of new home construction in the GTA, modular and prefabricated housing are an important start to solving the supply problem.

Provincial move to pilot new technologies is positive step for housing...

We really need to step up our game and improve the development approvals process, and the new $500-million Ontario Onwards Acceleration Fund is a step in the right direction.

Speeding up development approvals process only way to go

Improving development approvals – to build more homes and deliver more tax revenues for the province and municipalities – is the obvious way to go. For some.

Time for Ontario to streamline the approval process

A more unified approach and standardized data for approving residential construction projects would benefit the entire industry – and therefore, our customers.