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Attracting young people to skilled trades

As the demand grows for skilled labour throughout Ontario, recruiting and retaining young people in the trades is a topic at the forefront of key stakeholders’ minds. Earlier this month the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Ontario Residential Council of Construction Associations (ORCCA) hosted an event in downtown Toronto to examine the issue of the skills shortage in the construction industry.


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Ontario reroutes CDM program delivery

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Pace of change still sluggish for women in CRE

Commercial real estate is a notable multidisciplinary industry that increasingly risks a notorious reputation for the largely uniform composition of its leadership ranks. International Women’s Day provided a timely peg for contemplating how to recruit and open the paths of advancement to a workforce that is more broadly reflective of the 21st century cities, tenancies and investors that drive growth and prosperity.

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