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CRCA Welcomes Spotlight on Construction… Workers Still Needed
CRCA Welcomes Spotlight on Construction… Workers Still Needed

“Federal efforts to boost real housing and infrastructure spending are, on the surface, welcome news, CRCA members remain very concerned about the acute nature of finding roofers,” said Mr. Facette. The CRCA has met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) and departmental staff, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), advocating a more flexible immigration system to help meet the roofing industry labour demand.

4 April 2024News
From the Desk of Jim Facette, Executive Director
From the Desk of Jim Facette, Executive Director

In February your CRCA board of directors closed the loop on the 2024 – 2027 Strategic Plan. Being the voice, advocacy/lobbying, attracting workers and setting industry standards are the four Key Results Areas (KRAs).

28 March 2024News
BuildForce Report Gives More Weight to CRCA Efforts
BuildForce Report Gives More Weight to CRCA Efforts

The recently released report from BuildForce quantifies much of our position. In meeting with the Minister, his senior staff, and others we continue to advocate for a better system that will give CRCA members more flexible and efficient means to use immigration as one tool to alleviate the acute labour shortages members are experiencing.

13 March 2024News
National Technical Committee Update  February 2024
National Technical Committee Update February 2024

The NTC is revising its Terms of Reference to make sure that the membership, duties and roles of the committee accurately represent the entire roofing industry.

22 February 2024News
Summary of CRCA Meeting of Board of Directors
Summary of CRCA Meeting of Board of Directors

The late General Norman Schwarzkopf of the USA Army used to say, “logistics win the war”, that was certainly true for some directors getting to their February 6, 2024 meeting. From 25 hours of travel time to an unexpected overnight stay in Montreal, all directors eventually made it to Las Vegas, NV.

14 February 2024News
“Be There…”
“Be There…”

‘Be there’ can apply just as much to leading an industry association, you gotta ‘be there’ in front and with the members to listen to what they have to say. Over the past few weeks, I have had the honour to ‘be there’, to participate in annual membership meetings in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Quebec.

5 February 2024News
ICIC Construction Sector Quarterly Insights Q3 2023
ICIC Construction Sector Quarterly Insights Q3 2023

The Canadian economy slowed in Q3 following a mild uptick in activity across all industries in Q1 and a relatively stable Q2. This deceleration was mainly induced by ongoing pressure from interest rate hikes, resulting in a 0.1 per cent contraction of the economy.

24 January 2024News
Advancing Collaboration between Members and their National Association
Advancing Collaboration between Members and their National Association

CRCA presented a business session at the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA) AGM held on January 18, 2024, that provided OIRCA members with an overview into CRCA’s commitment and dedication to the roofing industry and how it is fostering members’ interests on the national stage.

24 January 2024News
Building owners and managers urged to be vigilant
Building owners and managers urged to be vigilant

Fearing that a wave of roof collapses similar to that experienced in 2019 could occur in the short term, due to the over mutiplication of the natural weight of the heavy snow that has fallen in recent days, Quebec's largest roofer, Toitures Hogue , today urged owners of commercial, industrial and/or institutional buildings to be cautious and pro active

18 January 2024News
64th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in May 2024!
64th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in May 2024!

Take in everything Victoria, #BC has to offer at our 64th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in May 2024! It will be two days of engaging with, and learning from #roofing industry colleagues from across Canada, along with exploring the beautiful city, all in one place. Registration is now open so reserve your spot early! Learn more on registration and sponsorship opportunities: CRCA 64th Annual Conference and AGM

28 December 2023News
Holiday Message from the CRCA President and Chair
Holiday Message from the CRCA President and Chair

With the holiday season, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, comes an opportunity for reflection and celebration. At the CRCA we look back on 2023 as a year of organizational growth looking forward to enhancement membership engagement.

20 December 2023News
Prompt Payment  Announcement
Prompt Payment Announcement

– “It was a long time coming, after many years of work and the 2019 Royal Assent of the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Act, we can finally say it has now come into force” said Jim Facette, Executive Director of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA).

14 December 2023News