Have your say on Trade Definitions

The ACA along with its Local Construction Associations are reviewing requested changes to the Trade Definitions in December. Each year these definitions are reviewed and updates are published on a yearly basis.

All member companies and trade associations may request changes to any or all trade definitions by providing their request in writing to the ACA or the Edmonton Construction Association (ECA). The request must include the change, reason for the change and the effect on other scopes. The Trade Definition committee will review and rule on all requests.

If you want to put forward input please do so by January 1st 2015. The revised definitions will be posted March 1st as per what is stated in the Trade Definitions.

You can put forward your ideas using the following form.

Please click here to see the existing trade definitions.

Online Consultation of the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians

At the request of Jason Kenney, the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism, the Panel is holding consultations to identify ways to better integrate newcomers into the workforce and identify the barriers faced by employers when hiring and retaining newcomers. It is also exploring successes, innovative approaches and promising practices.  If you are an immigrant, employer, organization involved with newcomers, regulatory organization or if you have an interest or expertise in this area, the Panel would like to hear from you.

The submissions and views provided as part of this consultation will be used to develop a public report, expected to be made available in early 2015. Please complete the online survey by December 1, 2014.

The online survey is available on the departmental consultation page:

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/credential_recognition/consultations/panel_employment_challenges_new_canadians.shtml