Last week, the Canadian Government tentatively sanctioned the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, B.C.
The decision has created a good deal of controversy as concerns arise that the enormous facility might have a strong impact on the environment. Pacific Northwest is adamant that the project will … Read More »
The projected wage growth in Canada’s 2016 construction industry is marginal. The reduction in Canada’s oil production and the cancellation of many capital projects inevitably leaves construction wage growth at a standstill. There now exists a 94% correlation between the Canadian Dollar and oil prices, as Canada’s Loonie has chased oil prices extremely closely over … Read More »
Fort McMurray will enter uncharted territory when it starts reconstructing houses and businesses destroyed by last month’s wildfire. The fire forced the evacuation of 94,000 people, shut down half of the region’s oil production and destroyed 2,400 homes and businesses. Rebuilding Fort McMurray will need to be a coordinated approach between construction companies, insurance companies, … Read More »
Experienced Managers Are Displaced and Young Workers Are Underemployed
Recent job losses in Central Canada have had a positive and negative effect on BC’s labour force. Particularly due to Alberta’s economic slump, there are many experienced operations managers, superintendents, plant managers, and construction managers considering making a change as poorly performing companies will look to cut … Read More »
Zongshen is a Chinese engineering firm specializing in manufacturing vehicles like motorcycles, ATVs, tractors and more. With a yearly output of over 1 million motorcycles in 2015, Zongshen is
among the top five motorcycle manufacturers in China, and partner to brands like Harley Davidson and Piaggio. Over 30% of the company’s motorcycles … Read More »