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Administrative Assistant Position Available

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Administrative Assistant
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited

R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited (Burnside) is currently seeking a dynamic individual with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment at our Barrie office.

Reporting to the Branch Manager and receiving daily assistance and guidance from the current Administrative Assistant, this opportunity will offer the successful candidate the chance to be an integral part of the administration team working on a variety of tasks.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Reception and general office duties (incl. maintaining boardrooms, ordering catering, ordering
office supplies, coordinating office upkeep, etc.);
• Processing and distributing incoming/outgoing mail and couriers;
• Schedule meetings and interact with clients and internal staff on behalf of project managers;
• Typing and formatting, to company standards;
• Providing administrative support for technical staff, including correspondence, report/proposal,
tender document and payment certificates preparation, mail merges, meeting minutes, agendas,
filing, etc.;
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should possess:
• One (1) to three (3) years of administrative experience in an office setting;
• Successful completion of a College Diploma in Business Administration or related field, preferred;
• Strong time management and organizational skills;
• Effective communication skills (written/verbal) with partners and all levels of staff;
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, 2010 or higher) with
demonstrated interest and ability to learn new systems;
• Flexibility to work overtime when required;
• Ability to work: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Company Profile
Founded in 1970, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited is a progressive Canadian-owned multi-discipline engineering and environmental consultancy firm with over 300 staff and a proven track record of providing the highest level of service to clients in the Public, Private, International and Aboriginal sectors. We have 11 offices across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and work on projects throughout Canada and world-wide.
Burnside has expertise in the many technical disciplines including hydrogeology, air and noise, asset management & GIS, environmental services, land development, renewable energy & conservation, solid waste, structures, transportation, water/wastewater and well drilling & diagnostics.

We take pride in our people and the company has a strong reputation as being a great place to work. We are always interested in speaking with talented people who wish to share their careers with us at any of our offices. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including RSP and Profit Sharing Plans, Fitness Benefits, Flexible Hours, Career Development Opportunities, Mentoring, Continuing Education, Social Activities and a working environment second to none.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and we welcome or consider resumes from all qualified candidates. Burnside will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, assessment and selection process, as required. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation during these processes, please contact our Human Resources department.

Submit resumes to: 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Skilled Welder Position Available

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  • M. Reid Construction currently has permanent openings for a skilled welder(s)
  • CWB Certification will be considered an asset
  • Work is generally in the Orillia/Barrie Ontario area but some travel may be required
  • The successful applicant will be expected to fabricate, place and erect a variety steel fabrications in a diverse environment under the supervision
  • Applicant should expect that work will involve some structural work and shop fabrication


  • Wages commiserate with experience.


  • M. Reid Construction, founded in 2009, is located in Washago Ontario.
  • The company is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of the Ontario market place and whose primary focus is to service the Aggregate, and Building Construction industries.



Roofing Position Available

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Roofer with a minimum of five (5) years experience in Mod Bit and A/G roof systems.  Knowledge of single ply systems is an asset.  Works well with others, takes directions well and able to work alone.

Must have:  Working at Heights Certificate, WHMIS -GHS Training, Hard Hat, Safety Boots, PPE (fall arrest harness).  Driver Licence is required along with transportation to shop location in Midhurst.

Send resumes to:


Painting Jobs Available

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Position:    Painters Helper

Location:  Barrie, ON

# of Positions Available:  2 Full Time

Start:  Immediate

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience

We are looking for someone with 0 – 2 years’ experience who wants to learn and build their skills to paint in the construction industry.

If your skills include:

  1. Attention to detail
  2. Ability to learn quickly
  3. Good listening skills, and able to follow direction
  4. Ability to work in a group environment or on your own

We would like to help you build your skills and experience Brushing/Rolling interior/exterior surfaces including walls, ceilings, doors, frames, trim, etc.

Construction Safety Requirements:

  1. Working at Heights training
  2. Health & Safety at Work
  4. Safety equipment – hard hat, safety boots & safety vest

Interested candidates can forward a resume to or call Belinda at 705-721-8258

Position:    Experienced commercial, industrial, residential painter

Location:  Barrie, ON

# of Positions Available:  3 Full Time

Start:  Immediate

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience

Skill Requirements:

  1. Brushing/Rolling interior/exterior surfaces including walls, ceilings, doors, frames, trim
  2. Spraying is a definite asset
  3. Vinyl Wallcovering is a definite asset but not required
  4. Must be willing to work some after hours’ work/out of town
  5. Supply own tools

Safety Requirements:

  1. Working at Heights training
  2. Health & Safety at Work
  4. Safety equipment – hard hat, safety boots & safety vest
  5. First aid is an asset but not required

Interested candidates can forward a resume to or call Belinda at 705-721-8258

Annual General Meeting 2018

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Nominations for the following awards are currently being accepted:
Jordan Abercrombie Memorial Scholarship Award*

The Barrie Construction Association (BCA) is pleased to award a $500.00 scholarship to student(s) entering a post-secondary institution or construction trade apprenticeship. This scholarship will be presented to student(s) who have graduated or are graduating with a minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent and have demonstrated a combination of academic and trade merit and have a financial need. The student(s) must be entering a construction apprenticeship program, construction technology, construction engineering (degree) or any other construction related post secondary program. The selected applicant(s) must provide proof of enrolment in a post secondary program or trades program in order to receive the scholarship funds. The applicant(s) must be residents of Ontario and Canadian Citizens or provide proof of landed immigrant status.

Award of Merit*

This award is given to an individual who is not necessarily an owner or executive with in a company but an individual who may or may not be a manager or superintendent or even just a long time employee who deserves recognition.
Again, he/she must show excellence in their work, be highly respected by their peers and involved in their community. The individual is nominated in the same way as with the Honour Roll and is also voted on by the BCA Board of Directors.

Honour Roll*

The Honour Roll is given in recognition, to persons demonstrating and meeting specific criteria:
 they must be recognized as individual who works within the geographic scope of the Barrie Construction Association
 they must be highly respected by peers
 they must be owner or senior person within a (non-residential) construction industry business
 they must be a recognized leader in the construction industry
 a contributor for the betterment of the construction industry, fellow contractors, clients and or significant contributor to the community at large
 a person who has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit
 a high degree of employee relations and safety in the workplace
 have perhaps developed a new product, process or technique that impacts positively on quality, schedule or cost within the industry
 and importantly be involved in a process or procedures that respond to the 3R’s – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

In accordance with the By-Laws of the Barrie Construction Association, nominations to the Board of Directors are also being accepted:
Board Nomination letter*

Deadline for submission of Board/Award nominations is 4pm on March 1st

Being on the BCA Board gets your name out in public, lets you build your business network, increases your business knowledge as it pertains directly to the construction industry and looks great on your resume! The Board meets ten times per year, making decisions that make a difference not only in the community, but in the construction industry as well.

** A motion was passed at the January 12th, 2016 Board of Directors meeting surrounding calling nominations from the floor. The board unanimously decided that It is unfair to nominees who through thoughtful process, submit their intentions and biographies prior to submission deadline and therefore nominations from the floor will no longer be requested or accepted at Annual General Meetings**




DCC Security Clearance & eBidding Presentation

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On January 16th, 2018, Defence Construction Canada held a seminar for the Barrie Construction Association on how to obtain a security clearance to work at CFB Borden, a construction forecast for 2018 and an overview of their ebidding process.  Copies of their presentations are below.  If you have any questions regarding this material, you can contact the Barrie Construction Association office at, or visit the Defence Construction Canada website at .

1 Borden Program Forecast BCA

2 DCC Security Requirements Overview BCA

3 Goods and Services E_tenders BCA

2018 BCA Member Directory

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  • BCA Member Directory

The Barrie Construction Association Member Directory is an annual publication that lists all BCA member companies.  It is distributed to all members as well as key individuals in purchasing departments throughout Simcoe County and beyond.

This handy guide lists all members alphabetically and by division.  Advertisements are placed within your divisional category making your company stand out above the rest! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase yourself to over 350 members and procurement professionals in our region!

Full Page Advertisement (4.75″ x 7.5″)

  1. Colour – $350 + HST

  2. Black & White – $250 + HST

Half Page Advertisement (4.75″ x 3.5″)

  1. Colour – $225 + HST

  2. Black & White – $200 + HST

Business Card Size Advertisement (4.75″ X 1.75″)

  1. Colour – $175 + HST

  2. Black & White – $150 + HST

Artwork must be submitted by February 23, 2018.  Formats accepted are JPEG, PDF and TIFF.

Changes can be made to existing artwork.  The fee starts at $50 but may be higher depending on the scope of work.  Details can be discussed with Bryony prior to confirming ad placement in the 2018 edition.

All new ads will be charged a one time set up fee of $30 + HST

For further details, please contact Bryony at