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Recent Graduates seeking Apprenticeship Positions

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Recent graduates from the Pre-Apprenticeship Institute seeking positions in these fields:

Combined HVAC and Gas 3 (14 resumes available)

Combined Network Cabling and Construction and Maintenance Electrician (9 resumes available)

Electrician (27 resumes available)

Plumbing (16 resumes available)

Please email for copies of the resumes


New Amendments to the Construction Act

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Ministry of the Attorney General Office

We are writing to advise you that as part of Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018, introduced on November 15, 2018, the government has proposed a series of technical amendments to the Construction Act (the “Act”), which are set out in Schedule 8:

The amendments would, if passed, support the changes previously enacted and ensure that they work effectively.

Proposed Amendments

Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 was enacted in December 2017. It amended the Act to:


  • Modernize the construction lien and holdback rules (effective July 1, 2018); and
  • Establish prompt payment and adjudication processes (scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2019).

The Ministry of the Attorney General worked closely with construction experts Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel, as well as an Advisory Group made up of experts in key industry sectors, to develop the previous amending legislation and related regulations.

The ministry has continued to communicate with stakeholders and the experts as the construction industry prepares for the full implementation of the amended Act. During recent consultations with Mr. Reynolds, Ms. Vogel, and the expert Advisory Group, the experts recommended a number of additional amendments to address technical gaps, provide clarity, and ensure that the benefits of the new processes under the Act are realized.

Based on these recommendations, Schedule 8 to the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 would, if passed, amend the Construction Act to:


  • Revise and clarify the transition rules, including (but not limited to):

o   Clarifying that if an improvement is subject to the “old” (pre-July 1, 2018) Act, it is also subject to the old regulations, including forms;

o   Changing the current transition rule related to leasehold interests by providing that the existence of a leasehold interest is not relevant to the transition rules, subject to a narrow exception;

o   Setting out a specific transition rule for the amendments related to liens against municipalities;

o   Ensuring that the transition rule for prompt payment and adjudication addresses the commencement of a procurement process;

  • Revise and clarify the procedural rules for adjudication;
  • Clarify the fees that may be charged by the Authorized Nominating Authority; and
  • Make other technical and housekeeping amendments.

Please review the full text of Schedule 8 for complete details of the proposed amendments to the transition rules, as well as the other proposed amendments.

If the proposed amendments are passed, their implementation would be tied to the existing implementation timelines for the previous amendments. Therefore, the amendments related to the “modernization” changes to the Act would come into force upon Royal Assent, since the modernization amendments took effect on July 1, 2018. The amendments related to prompt payment, adjudication and liens against municipalities would come into force when the previous amendments to which they relate come into force (scheduled for October 1, 2019).

Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 will proceed through the normal course, with an opportunity for debate and a vote by members of the House.

The ministry would like to acknowledge and thank Mr. Reynolds, Ms. Vogel, and the Advisory Group, whose expert feedback and recommendations were critical to the development of the proposed amendments.

Ministry of the Attorney General

Local Company seeking Sheet Metal Apprentice

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Job Summary

2nd yr (or equivalent experience) Sheet Metal Apprentice needed for established Mechanical Contracting company in Simcoe County. Commercial & Industrial experience required.

Competitive wages. Past valid safety training an asset. Valid drivers license, insurance and own vehicle a must.

Email resume/qualifications to: or fax to 705-726-4649

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist Journeyman with duct fabrication and installation. Receiving of materials.

Qualifications and Skills

Highschool or post secondary diploma an asset.

Reynolds Brothers Exteriors is Hiring

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Home Exterior Installer (Eavestrough/Siding) -Full-Time 44hr/week + OT available!

The Company:
Reynolds Brothers Exteriors has been exceeding customers expectations for over 10 years. Reynolds Brothers has recently won the HomeStars Best of 2017 & 2018 Award & the Consumer
Choice Award for the 3rd year in a row. This exterior construction company is family owned & operated, where work ethic, competence and initiative are valued. We pay a competitive hourly
wage and operate under safe work conditions.

The Position:
Gutter installer position should have a positive attitude and like working outdoors in a fun and energetic environment? We are seeking to grow our Installation Team. If you strive to perform
great work, develop your skills with room for promotion, consider joining Reynolds Brothers. Construction experience is important in any of the following areas: eavestrough, soffit, fascia,
windows/doors and siding installation. WHIMIS, working at heights and workers safety awareness training certificates are an asset. Position pays according to your skill and experience
level. Hourly wage rage from $18 to $30.

The Location:
Headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, our company shop is a short drive west of Barrie, in Utopia. The shop is where you will start and end each day. Installation locations include Barrie, Simcoe
County, Newmarket, and Cottage County. Own transportation to and from company shop is required. Local Canadian installers preferred.

Why Should You Apply?
*Good Hourly Pay *Opportunity for career advancement *Paid travel time in-between jobs *Healthy work/life balance *Safety is a priority *Job Type: Full-time
*Join family company that supports you *Salary: $18.00 to $30.00 /hour

Contact RBE @ 705-896-7859

Sheet Metal Worker & Gas Technician Positions Available

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MAK Mechanical Ltd. Barrie, ON Canada

Why Work Here?
“Competitive Wage, Benefits, Pension Plan”

Sheet Metal Worker

Experienced Sheet Metal Worker required to start as soon as possible for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with commercial experience.

Benefits Offered: Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type: Full-Time
Required License or Certification: Sheet Metal Worker Trade Certification
Required Education: Diploma I Certificate
Transportation: Valid Driver’s License

Gas Technician

Installer / Gas Technician in the Residential, Industrial & Commercial Areas, installation of gas lines and equipment, install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components

Benefits Offered: Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type: Full-Time

Ability to study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required
Have a valid driver’s licence
Excellent written & oral communication, accurate attention to detail, team player & dependability

City of Barrie November Building Bulletin

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On behalf of the Development Services Division of the Finance Department, this Bulletin clarifies the
existing Development Charges By-law 2014-108 regarding the addition of dwelling units to existing
residential buildings.
No development charge shall be imposed where the only effect on an action is to:
a. Permit the creation of one or two additional dwelling units within an existing single detached
dwelling, provided that the total gross floor area (as defined in the Development Charges By-law)
of the additional one or two units does not exceed the gross floor area of the existing dwelling
b. Permit one additional dwelling unit in any semi-detached dwelling or row dwelling, provided that
the gross floor area of the additional unit does not exceed the gross floor area of the existing
dwelling unit.
c. Permit one additional dwelling unit in any other existing residential building, provided that the total
gross floor area of the additional unit is less than the gross floor area of the smallest dwelling
units contained in the said residential building.
The exemption to development charges shall only apply to the first instance of intensification in an
existing dwelling. The addition of a second suite is considered intensification.
If one or more dwelling units are being added to an existing building, only one building permit application
is required and will be subject to the conditions above to determine if an exemption will be applied.
If you have questions or require clarification, please email:

Kim Cunningham
Deputy Chief Building Official

Ontario’s New Police Record Check Legislation

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Check It Out! Ontario’s Police Record Check Legislation Comes into Force November 1, 2018

In the first quarter of 2016 we wrote about the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the “Police Record Checks Act”) – new legislation to standardize the process by which police record checks are requested, conducted and obtained in Ontario. Although the Police Record Checks Act was passed and received Royal Assent on December 3, 2015, it lay dormant waiting to be proclaimed into force. On November 1, 2018, after almost three years, the legislation will finally be proclaimed into force.

Read the full bulletin here

Senior Design & Drafting Technologist Position Available

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Senior Design & Drafting Technologist
Steenhof Building Services Group
Full Time Position – Orillia, ON

At Steenhof Building Services Group, we pride ourselves on being a fun and energetic engineering firm with offices located in prime cottage country. Our main office is in Orillia, where outdoor activities are at your footsteps: from snowmobiling and skiing to hiking and boating, the options are endless. Steenhof Orillia is an hour away from downtown Toronto for nightlife and urban experiences.
We are only interested in Senior Design & Drafting Technologists with appropriate qualifications that are on a fast track career, desire to work in a great innovative firm and are interested in a challenging and rewarding environment.
 Prepare and interpret conventional and AutoCAD engineering designs, drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction
 Lead the technical team and exercise complex directives for detailed design/drawing criteria for all project types and disciplines
 Provide lead expertise in tendering processes, construction management, budget control and design
 Plan, organize and control the production of working drawings at all stages of construction to meet key target dates and maintain project schedule/deliverables
 Establish and implement changes to increase efficiency, productivity, and overall profitability in the workplace

 Diploma or degree from a 2+ year Architectural or Civil Engineering Technology program
 Minimum 7 years of full time architectural and/or engineering workplace experience or a combination of education/work relevant experience
 Construction experience and professional accreditation (AATO or OACETT)
 Proficient in Autodesk, Revit, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office
 Advanced understanding of the Ontario Building Code
 BCIN certification (General Legal, House, Small Buildings, etc.)
 Exceptional organization, time management, verbal and written communication skills
 Experience in all areas of the construction industry. Able coordinate and understand the interaction between all disciplines (Planning, Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction, Construction Management, etc.)
 Strong leadership skills, able to direct staff with varying levels of experience in all discipline

Annual Salary:
 $80,000 +

Think you got what it takes?

Send your resume and cover letter to SBSG is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the principles of employment equity. SBSG thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.