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Mechanical Contracting Company Hiring Sheet Metal Apprentice

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4th/5th yr Sheet Metal Apprentice needed for established Mechanical Contracting
company in Simcoe County. Commercial & Industrial experience required.
Blueprint reading, work planning, and experience in project sequences from start to finish
is an asset. Competitive wages. Candidates must be a member of good standing with
O.C.O.T. Past valid safety training an asset. Valid drivers license, insurance and own
vehicle a must.
Email resume/qualifications to or fax to 705-726-

Hiring Rail Loaders and Yard Drivers

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Now hiring……. several Rail Loaders
& Yard Drivers in
Alliston ON!

• Rail Loaders handle the new vehicles, loading them onto the trains for transport and is physically demanding.
• Yard Drivers move the new vehicles to stage them for the Rail Loaders.
• Both positions are 100% outside in all weather, require you to have a full G license & be able to drive a manual transmission/stick shift vehicle.
• ALPC offers a competitive wage and a family owned atmosphere where we strive to promote from within.

For fast consideration- please apply on our website and click on the job opening section.

If you have any questions please contact Diane at (705) 435-0377

BCA at Bill 142 Hearings

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BCA and OPCA Step Up at Bill 142 Hearings


On Monday, November 13th COCA reported to its members that there were still two empty time slots on the schedule for the final afternoon of public hearings on Bill 142 on November 15th.  The construction industry is overwhelmingly in favour of the Bill which modernizes the Construction Lien Act, introduces a timely and fair payment regime and introduces a dispute resolution process for construction project disputes.  However, the Bill does have a few detractors, particularly among those who don’t like to pay their contractors and suppliers in a timely way.


Allowing these two time slots to go unfilled gives the Bill’s opponents, largely the institutional buyers of construction who prefer to drag out payment, with a disproportionately loud voice.  So, along came Alison Smith of the BCA and Andrew Sefton of the OPCA to fill the openings and speak in favour of the Bill.  All supporters of Bill 142 Construction Lien Amendment Act 2017 owe special thanks to the Alison and Andrew for stepping up to the plate and making compelling and persuasive presentations at the public hearings.


November 15 was the final afternoon of public hearings.  Also presenting were representatives of the OGCA (100% in support with minor suggestions to extend the timelines for adjudication), OHBA (openly and violently opposed to the Bill because the residential sector is different) and the OAA (largely supportive with some minor changes).


Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel took the last spot, batting clean-up. They responded to some of the concerns expressed by presenters throughout the full three days of hearings.  They assured the Committee that all of the legitimate concerns will be addressed in the regulations to the Bill where they can be easily tweaked and refined when needed.  They said the Bill, when in force, will cause companies, big and small, to change their processes and their culture around payment.


The Committee on the Legislative Assembly will hold clause-by-clause review of Bill 142 on the afternoons of November 22nd and 29th.  This is the phase in the legislative process when amendments are introduced.  We anticipate that the government will introduce approximately 20 amendments to provide refinements and definitions for clarity and transition provisions for projects that straddle the in-force date.


Then the Committee will have exactly nine sitting days to report the Bill back to the legislature for third reading and Royal Assent.  The Legislature rises on December 14th for its winter break and does not reconvene until February 20, 2018 for what will be a truncated session before campaigning begins for the general election in June.


It’s anticipated that the new construction lien provisions will come into effect about 6 months following Royal Assent and the dispute resolution and payment regime about 18 to 24 months following Royal Assent.

Ian Cunningham, President, COCA

Roads Operators wanted in New Tecumseth

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New Tecumseth






Seasonal – Full Time 40-Hours/ Week 2017-57
The Town of New Tecumseth is seeking reliable persons with a positive attitude to join our team in the Public Works Department. Reporting to the Supervisor of Roads, this position performs all aspects of work related to the servicing, maintenance and inspection of the Town’s right of ways in both urban and rural settings, including but not limited to roads, traffic control devices, sidewalks, ditches, culverts, bridges, storm sewers, street trees, street lights, and works yards.

• Must have a Class DZ (or higher) driver’s license in good standing.
• Three (3) years of experience in a similar position would be an asset.
• Must be competent and have a sound knowledge in the operation of all assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Heavy Equipment Operator Training/Certification for the following items would be an asset: snow plow, motor grader, backhoe, loader, street sweeper, and excavator.
• Must demonstrate sound knowledge of maintenance and construction practices as well as construction equipment and vehicles.
• T.J. Mahoney Construction and Maintenance modules and Snow School from the OGRA Roads School courses would be an asset. Book 7 training an asset.
• Must have knowledge and understanding of the Minimum Maintenance Standards under the Municipal Act.
• Ability to perform basic math calculations.
• Mechanical aptitude required with the ability to interpret plan and profile drawings as required.
• Must have legible handwriting skills and the ability to communicate sufficiently to do the job.
• Must be familiar with the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with safe working procedures and that personal protective equipment is worn as required.
• First Aid/CPR an asset or ability to attain it.
• Capable of working safely without supervision.
• 40-hours per week plus overtime after 44 hours per week.

• Safely operates and maintains all applicable equipment.
• Conducts winter maintenance operations including snow plowing, application of road maintenance materials including but not limited to sand and salt to roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Removes accumulated snow from roadways and boulevards as required.

Salary Range: $ 22.28/hr
Start Date: October 30, 2017

Please submit your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to
no later than 4:30 pm on October 18, 2017.
Please quote competition #2017-57 in the subject line of your email.

We thank you for your interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Information collected will be used solely for the purpose of candidate selection, in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act

The Town of New Tecumseth is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an interview, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

For more information and a complete list of current employment opportunities, please visit our website at