Category Archives: Business

This will not help “struggling construction firms”.

Government is proposing tax breaks for “struggling construction firms”. However, as the article admits in the third sentence, this really isn’t meant to help construction firms, rather developers, and specifically hotel developers. Because if a developer knows that a builder … Continue reading

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Send us your layoffs…

I just sent this email around to everyone on my construction network contact list, figured it wouldn’t hurt to add it here too… Good day, Yes, you read the subject line right, please send us your layoffs. If you are … Continue reading

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Where are all the construction workers?

Workforce has done a half decent job (if I do say so myself) of looking for job seekers in construction online.  We have good traffic on this blog, a bunch of followers on Twitter and over 100 likes on Facebook.  … Continue reading

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“Training is the key…”

Couldn’t help but notice the front page article in yesterday’s RG. I would describe it as a common and widespread misconception that work permits have ever been tied to training, except in cases where the Immigration Board has exercised fairly subjective … Continue reading

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Is IB stifling our growth?

I have lots of time for Craig Simmons. So many great quotes in this article to choose from! http://ow.ly/sNwnu The only argument I would throw up against his position (that the relative strength of IB is stifling ingenuity in other … Continue reading

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Commercial Immigration – we already have it! Do we want more of it?

After hearing about the dozens of variants of Commercial Immigration (i.e. selling residency or even citizenship) Glenn Jones from Bda Sun raised a question in the business session for Government’s presentation on Commercial Immigration.  If we have already have the Job Maker’s … Continue reading

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Nest acquired by Google

Nest does some really cool home automation products, but this valuation is eye watering…http://ow.ly/syoQP

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