Veterans Affairs Canada provides services and benefits that responds to the needs of veterans and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada.
The Government of Alberta is helping to make the transition easier for Canadian Forces members wanting to advance civilian careers in the trades. In 2012, the Alberta government was pleased to make a contribution of $150,000 to help launch Helmets to Hardhats® in Canada. Alberta also recognizes Certificates of Military Achievement as being equivalent to a trade certificate in 10 trades in the construction, transportation and hospitality sectors.
On 09 October 2013 the Government of New Brunswick, under the leadership of Premier David Alward, contributed $50,000 to help support the Helmets to Hardhats® program. This contribution was aimed to support vets transitioning into civilian careers in the construction industry, as well as to compliment ongoing efforts to advance apprenticeship training in the province.
Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Vaughan today [May 23, 2012] to help launch Helmets to Hardhats® in Canada. The Premier announced Ontario is contributing $150,000 to help support the program, which will help Veterans, Canadian Forces members and Reservists connect to career and training opportunities in the skilled trades.
Helping soldiers turn their military experience into quality jobs is part of the McGuinty government's plan to make the most of our highly skilled and educated workforce for a stronger economy.
On any given day, about 8,000 Canadian Forces members - one third of our deployable force - are preparing for, engaged in or returning from an overseas mission. At home, Canadian Forces can bring the best available military resources from across Canada to bear on a crisis or threat, wherever it occurs, nation-wide.
The Canadian Forces now has an agile, high-readiness Special Operations Forces capable of operating across the spectrum of conflict at home and abroad; it is comprised of Joint Task Force 2 (JTF-2), the Special Operations Aviation Squadron, the Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Company, and the Canadian Special Operations Regiment.
ESDC’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians’ quality of life.
TransCanada Corporation believes that members of the Canadian Forces past and present deserve our gratitude, dedication and support. Through our partnership with Helmets to Hardhats (H2H)® Canada, TransCanada Corporation hopes to enable retired and transitioning active-duty military members to connect to quality careers and training opportunities in one of Canada's most challenging and rewarding industries – the construction industry. With more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada Corporation is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities.
The GPMC/NMC is an alliance of International Building Trades Unions that negotiates and administers labour agreements tailored for maintenance work at industrial plants in Canada. The agreements make it possible for industry to employ up to 13 different construction trades under a single set of terms and conditions. The alliance works in cooperation with contractors and project owners. Its agreements deliver the skilled workers that industry needs for critical maintenance projects, while ensuring stable labour relations with a co-operative, streamlined grievance process and no work stoppages.
In 2012, these collective agreements accounted for over 31,000,000 hours of craft labour and $1.5 billion in wages and benefits for union families.
PCL’s Ottawa District operation opened in 1990 to become one of Eastern Ontario’s premier contracting organizations. Our district office, located in Nepean, accommodates over 200 full-time professionals, dedicated to construction excellence. They cover the complete spectrum of construction services from contract administration, to payroll and accounting, district safety and environmental services, purchasing and procurement, project management and estimating, scheduling and computerized drawing manipulation, as well as mechanical, electrical and building systems co-ordination. This provides PCL the flexibility to address specific project concerns and to provide our clients with benefits beyond the basic construction services. Our Ottawa District Operations office has the infrastructure to annually produce in excess of $400 million of construction.