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Canadian Manufacturing PMI strongest in seven years, creating a candidate’s market for new talent

Posted on June 1st, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Henry Goldbeck, In The Media, Kevin Leh, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on Canadian Manufacturing PMI strongest in seven years, creating a candidate’s market for new talent

The Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was released earlier today, and shows the sector achieving “their strongest overall performance since April 2011, with the headline PMI reading boosted by faster new order growth and the greatest increase in pre-production inventories for six years.”* Regionally, “Quebec experienced the strongest overall improvement in manufacturing conditions” according … Read More »

Why Less is More when Managing Your Engineering or Construction Projects

Posted on November 22nd, by Kevin Leh in Career Development, Engineering, Kevin Leh, Recruitment, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on Why Less is More when Managing Your Engineering or Construction Projects

In the professional world, most of us have been taught that “more is better”. Particularly in the construction and engineering fields, spending long hours at work are viewed as the

hallmark of good work ethic. But what if long hours are actually slowing you and your team down?

The latest research on this concept has been an … Read More »

The Environmental Controversy Vs. Economic Benefits of the Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Posted on October 5th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Finance, Henry Goldbeck, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh, Recruitment, Technology. Comments Off on The Environmental Controversy Vs. Economic Benefits of the Pacific Northwest LNG Project

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 »

“Projected Wage Growth for 2016 Canadian Construction Industry”

Posted on September 14th, by Kevin Leh in Career Development, Engineering, Industry Resources, Infographic, Kevin Leh, Recruitment. Comments Off on “Projected Wage Growth for 2016 Canadian Construction Industry”

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 Reconstruction

Posted on June 22nd, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Kevin Leh, Recruitment. Comments Off on Fort McMurray Reconstruction

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 »