OSTA Proposal for Closing the Skills Gap in the Province
30/01/2019READ MORE >
Following the announcement that the government was shuttering the Ontario college of Trades, the Ontario Skilled Trades...
OSWCA Pre-Budget Submission
30/01/2019READ MORE >
As part of the Ford Government's outreach on its 2019 Budget, OSWCA has provided the following proposal, which makes...
Second Edition of the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC)
16/12/2014READ MORE >
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA), in conjunction with industry partners: the Federation of Canadian...
Overview of the Auditor General of Ontario's Annual Report for 2014
10/12/2014READ MORE >
The Auditor General (AG) of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, has released her Annual Report for 2014. The AG publishes a report...
WHMIS Moving to a Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
25/11/2014READ MORE >
Health Canada is changing the Federal WHMIS legislation to bring it in line with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)....
The Authority of College of Trades Inspectors on Your Jobsites
24/09/2014READ MORE >
Since May of 2013, the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) have been very active on jobsites across the province, having...
Proposed Changes to Pre-Trip, Annual, Semi-Annual, and SSC Inspections
18/09/2014READ MORE >
The MTO is proposing changes to the regulations that govern commercial motor vehicle inspections (CMVI) in the...
MTO Proposal for Plating and Registering Road Building Equipment - Seeking Input
12/09/2014READ MORE >
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is launching a review of the definition and exemptions presently applied to...
$100 Million Rural Infrastructure Fund to focus on Road, Water, and Sewer Projects
22/08/2014READ MORE >
On August 18 at the AMO conference, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the renewal and roll-forward of the Ontario...
Customizable Occupational Health and Safety Policy Manual for OSWCA Members
29/07/2014READ MORE >
The OSWCA, through the Young Executives Committee (YEC), has compiled the attached draftHealth and Safety Program and...
Federal Apprenticeship Survey for Construction Contractors
22/07/2014READ MORE >
On June 30, the Federal Government’s new Apprentice Procurement Initiative went into effect for federally-funded...
Budget 2014 – An Overview and Analysis
21/07/2014READ MORE >
On July 14, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa, re-introduced the same provincial budget that...
Falls From Heights Advisory for the Construction Sector
17/07/2014READ MORE >
MESSAGE FROM ONTARIO’s CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER Falls from heights are major hazards for workers in all workplaces,...
Ontario Election 2014 - Outcomes and Moving Forward
13/06/2014READ MORE >
On Thursday evening the Liberal Party won a fourth-straight mandate in the Ontario general election, the first under...
Ministry of Labour Safety Blitz
09/06/2014READ MORE >
REMINDER - On July 1, Mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training will go into effect for workers and supervisors....
Get out to Vote on June 12 & Help to Stop the Trades Tax
12/05/2014READ MORE >
It's official - Ontario is going to the polls June 12 to elect a new provincial government. All three major parties -...
Sherrard Kuzz, LLP: Overview of Compulsory Certification Review Process
12/05/2014READ MORE >
On April 23, 2014, the Ontario College of Trades (“College”) released the very first of potentially many trade...
Clarification on the Repeal of the Fuel Tax Exemption for "Road Building Machines"
07/05/2014READ MORE >
In follow-up to the May 2nd, 2014 Member Bulletin Budget 2014 – An Overview and Analysis, OSWCA has received some...
Ontario Election in June
02/05/2014READ MORE >
In a news conference this morning, provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stated that her party will no longer support...
Budget 2014 -An Overview and Analysis
01/05/2014READ MORE >
On May 1, the Wynne government published its second budget, after having previously developed an interim budget for...
Wynne Announces New Transportation and Instrastructure Funds
15/04/2014READ MORE >
Moving Ontario Forward On April 14, 2014, Premier Wynne announced $29 billion in funding over the next ten years for...
Minister Kenney Slams Ontario's Plan for Compulsory Certification of Carpenters
08/04/2014READ MORE >
On Friday, the federal Employment and Social Development Minster Jason Kenney called on the Ontario Liberal government...
Ministry of Labour Spring Safety Blitz of Excavation Hazards on Construction Worksites
07/04/2014READ MORE >
In May, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) will be performing a safety blitz of construction sites where excavation...
Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration Hard Stop
31/03/2014READ MORE >
On March 21, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) published a proposal to amend O.Reg 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the...
Windsor Construction Leaders Join Alliance Committed to Combat the Ontario College of Trades
27/03/2014READ MORE >
Windsor (March 26, 2014) – Two local construction groups in Windsor have joined the Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance...
The Undergrounder Magazine Questionnaire
25/02/2014READ MORE >
In an effort to better understand our member's needs, the OSWCA is looking for feedback on their magazine, The...
Significant Changes to the Fisheries Act – What You Need to Know
24/02/2014READ MORE >
As part of the omnibus Budget Bill in 2012, the federal government, through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans...
The Road to Balance – Staying the Course for the 2014 Canadian Federal Budget
22/02/2014READ MORE >
On February 11, the federal Conservative Party published its proposed Budget for 2014. Budget 2014 is the ninth such...
Bill 69 - Prompt Payment Act
21/02/2014READ MORE >
Background: Most construction work is project based and involves an owner, who is the buyer of construction services, a...
2013 OSWCA Annual Report
04/02/2014READ MORE >
OSWCA's first Annual Report was presented at this year's annual conference in Toronto. We invite you to read our annual...
OSWCA/GTSWCA Announce New Executive Director
31/01/2014READ MORE >
Beginning February 18, the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) and the Greater Toronto Sewer...
2014 OSWCA Civil Management Construction Seminars
08/01/2014READ MORE >
The OSWCA is pleased to offer the 2014 OSWCA Civil Management Construction Seminars. To register, simply download the...