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  • Global Supply Chain Disruption Causing Construction Prices to Soar

    06/05/2021

    A major disruption is occurring in the construction supply chain across all sectors and all geographic regions of the...

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  • Provincial Government Announces New Paid Sick Days Benefits

    28/04/2021

    The provincial government has introduced a new provincial paid sick day's benefit program.

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  • Federal Government Plans to Reform Express Entry for New Canadians

    23/04/2021

    The 2021 federal Budget has introduced several changes to Canada's immigration system that will have implications for...

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  • OSWCA Applauds Canada’s Commitment to Strengthening Climate Resilient Infrastructure

    22/04/2021

    Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association applauds the federal government's plan to get Canadians back to...

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  • S&W Construction Sector and Site Servicing Remains Open Under Strengthened Lockdown Order

    17/04/2021

    The Ontario government is strengthening enforcement of the province's Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel...

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  • COVID-19 INSPECTION BLITZ BEGINNING TOMORROW

    15/04/2021

    The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites beginning Friday, April 16th,...

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  • Ontario Announces Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order Effective April 8 at Midnight

    07/04/2021

    The Ontario government is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s.7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency...

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  • IHSA Racial Discrimination in the Workplace - Toolbox Talk

    01/04/2021

    In an effort to help employers to educate their workforces on racial discrimination in the construction industry, the...

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  • Ontario Announces Provincewide Emergency Break

    01/04/2021

    The provincial government will be imposing a 4-week emergency break for all 34 Public Health Unit Regions. This...

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  • Bill 257 – Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act

    31/03/2021

    The OSWCA provided the attached submission, recognizing that part of this Act seeks to expedite the delivery of utility...

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  • Statement on Ontario's Budget

    29/03/2021

    The OSWCA applauds the Provincial governments commitments to continue building sewer, watermain, and stormwater...

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  • New Manager of Government Relations and Public Affairs

    25/03/2021

    GTSWCA welcomes Steven Crombie to its staff as the new Manager of Government Relations and Public Affairs. He will work...

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  • Construction Industry Workers Included in Phase 2 Priority List for COVID19 Vaccine

    25/03/2021

    The Government of Ontario has added construction industry workers to their phase 2 priority list for COVID-19 Vaccines....

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  • Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

    25/03/2021

    On March 24, the Government of Ontario tabled its 2021 budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and...

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  • Federal and Provincial Governments Announce Major Funding Initiatives for Municipalities

    11/03/2021

    Since the beginning of January, the OSWCA has met with dozens of federal and provincial politicians, Ministerial staff,...

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  • Chief Medical Officer of Ontario has launched a new screening tool for business

    11/03/2021

    All employers must update their screening policies and practices to account for new questions to be asked as part of...

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  • Updated Provincial Vaccine Rollout Plan – Phase 2

    11/03/2021

    The province has updated its vaccine rollout plan as new vaccines have now been approved for distribution in Canada....

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  • Global Resin Supply Shortages Causing Cost Pressures on Municipal Pipe

    05/03/2021

    Due to manufacturing disruptions in the United States and Mexico, there is a major global shortage of resin which is...

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  • GTSWCA Study on Use of Excavated Soils and Recycled Materials in Construction

    18/02/2021

    GTSWCA commissioned an excess soils study through WSP to help establish the benefits of reusing excess soils and...

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  • Understanding Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulation: Best Practices, Presentations, Training Materials & Templates

    05/02/2021

    In response to the new Ontario Regulation 406/19, On Site and Excess Soil Management, the Ontario Environment Industry...

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  • Health and Safety Guidelines for Meal and Break Periods at Work During COVID-19

    28/01/2021

    The Ministry of Labour has updated Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for construction companies operating...

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  • Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies for Employers

    26/01/2021

    The federal and provincial governments have publicly stated they will not, at the present time, make inoculation with...

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  • YouTube Channel – What you need to know about the Excess Soils Regulation

    21/01/2021

    Check out our latest video on the new Excess Soils Regulation touching on what to watch for in your contracts. All in...

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  • Campaign to Secure Municipal Capital Works Funding

    18/01/2021

    We have partnered with the RCCAO on an intensive lobbying campaign to secure funding for municipalities to help balance...

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  • Ministry of Labour Updated Health and Safety Guidelines for Construction

    15/01/2021

    The Ministry of Labour has updated its Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for construction companies operating...

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  • Province Announces Enhanced Lockdown Measures

    12/01/2021

    On Tuesday, January 12, the Government of Ontario announced that it would instituting enhanced lockdown measures across...

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  • Provincial Survey – Youth in the Skilled Trades

    05/01/2021

    The province has appointed three Youth Advisors to help to attract more youth into careers in the skilled trades. To...

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  • Updated COVID-19 Resource Document: "What You Need to Know”

    23/12/2020

    *The following document is a resource guide for construction employers, regarding programs and initiatives launched in...

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  • York Region Extending the Deadline for COR Certification as a Condition for Bidding

    23/12/2020

    Certificate of Recognition (COR TM) Safety Program on York Region Construction Projects – Deadline for Certification...

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  • TENDER ALERT - Municipalities Opting for Early Adoption of Excess Soils Regulations

    23/12/2020

    The Association has recently become aware of a select few municipalities across southern Ontario opting for the early...

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  • Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown

    21/12/2020

    Further to today's earlier announcement on the province wide shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19, please Click Here...

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  • Updated Region of Peel Specification – Factory Installed Aluminum Steps Within Maintenance Chambers

    17/12/2020

    The Region of Peel has agreed to update its current Peel Wastewater Standard Drawings to conditionally accept the use...

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  • Federal & Provincial Government Announce $695 million for Ontario Municipalities

    17/12/2020

    On Wednesday, December 16, the federal and provincial governments jointly announced $695 million in new funding for...

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  • New Online Services for WSIB Reporting

    08/12/2020

    The WSIB has introduced a new way to report injuries, illnesses and exposures online. Through this service, people with...

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  • Extended Grandfathering Permits for Phase 4 SPIF Vehicles

    26/11/2020

    SPIF vehicles are designed to better protect bridges and pavement from excessive wear while maintaining industry...

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  • OSWCA Response to the MECP Regulatory Amendments: Excess Soils

    26/11/2020

    Learn more on the OSWCA's Response to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' Regulatory Amendments...

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  • City of Toronto and Region of Peel move back into Lockdown

    23/11/2020

    The Government of Ontario has announced the City of Toronto and Region of Peel will move to the "Lockdown/Grey" stage...

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  • Big Changes Coming to Excess Soils Management – Overview of Where Responsibilities are Shifting

    19/11/2020

    One of the biggest shifts for the new Excess Soils Regulation is the responsibility of the appropriate assessment,...

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  • Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks – Overview of upcoming Excess Soil Regulations

    19/11/2020

    The attached presentation will provide an overview of the various elements for the excess soil regulations, including...

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  • OSWCA Submission to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Park’s proposal to amend Permit to Take Water regulations

    19/11/2020

    The proposed amendments include exempting the pumping of surface water out of excavations and diversions around work...

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