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Women in construction:

Women in construction:

How Canada can encourage more female workers to join the construction trade. A shortage of skilled workers is threatening Canada’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, and policymakers have begun looking at a largely untapped market for new construction workers: women. Historically, the struggle to retain women in the skilled trades has been complex, with […]

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Making an impact in construction.

Making an impact in construction.

Ethelfox Construct Group are breaking the stigma in the construction and trades industry. A construction company in Toronto is breaking down barriers for women looking for careers in the industry of trades. Natasha Ferguson is the owner of the Ethelfox Construct Group, a company whose workforce consists of 70 percent women. Ferguson had many teachable […]

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Women in construction:

Women in construction:

Overcoming barriers. There is no doubt that women entering the trades industry face barriers, but now is the time to take action. “We’re still having conferences and the conversation is still around barriers – barriers to entry and barriers to apprenticeship completion. In the last 30 years of documented research done on why women are […]

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Construction Opportunities.

Construction Opportunities.

Construction opportunities coming up this winter. It’s important to rest after a season of hard work, but the off-season can also be the perfect time to turn your attention inward and accomplish things that might seem impossible during the busy months. As your team waits once again for sunny days and busy work schedules, here […]

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The first female tradesperson at Hiram Walker and Sons Distillery.

The first female tradesperson at Hiram Walker and Sons Distillery.

Hiram Walker and Sons Distillery hired their first female tradesperson, Rebecca Chenier. The Windsor native opened the door to a better future when she started her journey toward becoming a Red Seal machinist. Still, she also became a trailblazer along the way. “Why is it I’m the first in 2021? It’s because there are not […]

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 Planning Your Post-Pandemic Career Path.

 Planning Your Post-Pandemic Career Path.

Did you know women in the construction industry earn 99.1% of what their male counterparts make? On the positive side, women have inclined their interest and opportunities in the skilled trades industry by 71%.  Since March, a survey of 700 women found that 59% said their level of work remained the same. 32% of women […]

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