Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations – A Call to Consultation

Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations – A Call to Consultation

January 29, 2023 By Line Goyette Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Canadian government is proposing the Regulations amending the products containing mercury. Consultation is open until March 9, 2023. The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the Regulations), which were published on November 19, 2014, and came into force on November 8, 2015, prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury…

A Career with Purpose – Apprentices Building Canada’s Reduced Carbon Future
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A Career with Purpose – Apprentices Building Canada’s Reduced Carbon Future

January 27, 2023 By Yoana Turnin, Project Manager, EHRC In 2021, Canada joined 120+ other countries in committing to achieving net-zero emissions by year 2050 in an effort to “avert the worst impacts of climate change.” In a few words, that means either reducing or offsetting the economy’s greenhouse gas emissions through electrification, energy efficiency…

Challenges, Opportunity, and Labour Demand in the Construction Industry

Challenges, Opportunity, and Labour Demand in the Construction Industry

January 27, 2023 By Blake Marchand There is some uncertainty in the overall market right now, relating to inflation, interest rates, even global events like the war in Ukraine have an impact. These factors will have an impact on the construction industry, which may have an impact on broader opportunities for electrical contractors. Although, anecdotally…

First Retrofit Financed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank Receives IREE Certification

First Retrofit Financed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank Receives IREE Certification

January 27, 2023 The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) have announced Dream’s 366 Bay St. redevelopment in Toronto is the first retrofit project financed by the CIB to achieve Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification. IREE certification is part of the CIB’s Building Retrofits Initiative and is administered through…

Natural Resources Canada Launches Call for Proposals for the Delivery of the Codes Acceleration Fund

Natural Resources Canada Launches Call for Proposals for the Delivery of the Codes Acceleration Fund

January 27, 2023 The Government of Canada is taking action to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency. The buildings sector is the third-largest source of emissions in Canada, which is why Canada’s upcoming Green Buildings Strategy will be critical to achieving Canada’s climate targets, creating more climate-resilient buildings and supporting jobs in many sectors across the…

The National Electrical Trade Council Launches State of the Art Hoisting and Rigging Training in Ontario
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The National Electrical Trade Council Launches State of the Art Hoisting and Rigging Training in Ontario

Groundbreaking hoisting and rigging training is poised to be offered in Ontario International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) training centres following development of virtual reality training procured by the National Electrical Training Council (NETCO) and developed by Sudbury based NORCAT.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers

January 18, 2023 By Kerrwil Editorial Team in partnership with CSA Group In this article we take a look at Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing with Alex Solomovich and Michael Henry of CSA Group. Solomovich is a Certifier III with the organization and Henry serves as the Director for Cross Market Services. In this overview of…

Procore’s Canadian Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

Procore’s Canadian Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

January 13, 2023 By Jas Saraw, VP, Canada, Procore Looking at Canadian contruction trends in 2023, I expect a year of challenge and change as the Canadian construction industry grapples with ongoing problems such as the labour shortage while continuing to move toward integrated project delivery to achieve greater efficiency. At Procore, we are watching…

Schneider Electric: New ArcBlok Arc Flash Mitigation Tool

Schneider Electric: New ArcBlok Arc Flash Mitigation Tool

January 13, 2023 Earlier this fall Electrical Industry News Week’s sister publication, Panel Builder & Systems Integrator had the opportunity to attend Schneider Electric’s North America Innovation Summit. The event brought together Schneider employees and a broad range of electrical and automation clients from numerous countries, including a strong presence from Canada. The Innovation Summit…

CSA Report: Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

CSA Report: Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

January 13, 2023 This CSA report looks at the experiences of women using personal protective equipment in the workplace, finding gaps that need to be addressed in order to imporve safety for women. CSA explores how physical differences between men and women have been considered in the devolpment of PPE as well as PPE standards…

A Closer Look at ABB’s Investments in their Quebec Facilities with VP and General Manager, Alain Quintal
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A Closer Look at ABB’s Investments in their Quebec Facilities with VP and General Manager, Alain Quintal

Le monde de l’électricité en ligne had the pleasure of sitting down with Alain Quintal, VP and General Manager of the Installation Products Division of ABB Canada to discuss ABB’s recent expansion plans at the Iberville Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu facility in Quebec.

EHRC: Challenges and Solutions for Engagement and Retention in the Electricity Sector for 2022 and Beyond

EHRC: Challenges and Solutions for Engagement and Retention in the Electricity Sector for 2022 and Beyond

January 11, 2023 The COVID-19 Pandemic has introduced unprecedented HR challenges in the electrical sector. The pandemic-inspired “Great Resignation” has resulted in a tremendous amount of institutional memory and expertise walking out the door to either retirement or greener pastures. Couple this with an historic labour shortage that challenges attraction and many practitioners are scratching…