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StatCan annual review of 2023 building permits: Inflation masking decline

Year over year, the total current dollar value of building permits fell 3.2% to $132.2 billion in 2023. However, rising material and labour costs inflated nominal building permit valuations. On a constant dollar basis (2017=100), the total annual value of building permits decreased 8.9% from 2022 to $84.2 billion in 2023.

March 6! Join us virtually for Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2024

It is critical to continue chipping away at all the barriers preventing or discouraging women from entering Canada’s manufacturing industry. Annex Business Media’s manufacturing group is hosting the annual Advance: Women in Manufacturing virtual summit to facilitate conversations about breaking barriers, advancing women into positions of their choice and #InspireInclusion.

ODL sells online commerce platform

ODL, a door and insulated glass supplier, and Pease Doors, a distributor of building products for both professionals and homeowners, have announced they have entered into an agreement for Pease Doors to acquire Zabitat, an ODL subsidiary. 

New leadership at CCA

The Canadian Construction Association has announced that Rodrigue Gilbert, senior vice-president of public affairs and procurement practices will succeed CCA’s current president, Mary Van Buren, on May 1.

Single-family homes buck down trend: StatCan December 2023 building permits

The total value of building permits in Canada decreased 14.0% from November to $9.2 billion in December, the lowest monthly level since October 2020. Declines were recorded in both the residential and non-residential sectors.

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Fenestration Conversations Episode #55: The Innovators – James Satterwhite and Doug Milburn, Advanced Glazings

Our fast-changing world of tightening energy standards and embodied carbon is challenging us all to look at different design approaches and different materials. Enter a true Canadian glass innovator – Advanced Glazings in Sydney, N.S., and their Solera and SoleraWall products that use an aerogel fill to make translucent architectural glass products with energy performance similar to vacuum insulated glass. CEO Satterwhite and founder and president Milburn join the podcast to explain aerogel; discuss the performance characteristics; talk about how daylighting can meet esthetic, health and energy conservation needs; and reveal how they have found success with a product few ... » Listen now

CNC Machine Operator

Fostet Manufacturing Inc. is a family-owned precision CNC machine shop supplying such industries as automotive, defense, oil & gas, mining, marine and several commercial applications since 1994. » Learn more


Are you a certified trades person looking to join a “best in class” maintenance team? Western Forest Products is hiring for multiple Journeyperson Millwrights to join our sawmill operations located on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. » Read More...

Hydraulic Cylinder Mechanic

Since 1979, Empire Hydraulics & Hard Chrome has been Western Canada’s premium choice for heavy-duty equipment repair services. » Read More...