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2018 Saskatchewan Construction Week: April 11-17, 2018

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2018 Saskatchewan Construction Week

The next Saskatchewan Construction Week - April 11-17, 2018 - will celebrate the important economic and social contributions made by the province's second-largest private sector employer.

Statistics

  • 11,000 Businesses in Saskatchewan’s construction sector (2017).
  • 56,000 Number of people employed in Saskatchewan's construction sector — more than manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, and forestry combined (2017).
  • $2.5 Billion in estimated wages and salaries paid by Saskatchewan companies for both conventional and heavy construction to employees in 2017.
  • 11 percent of provincial payroll comes from the Saskatchewan construction industry.
  • $2 Billion worth of building permits issued in 2017 — approximately 47 per cent commercial and 53 per cent residential.
  • 10,100 Number of people expected to enter the trades in Saskatchewan in the next 10 years.
  • 8,180 Registered apprentices as of June 2017.

 

Signature Events

Inclusive Day

This unique event brings together organizations who provide opportunities to anyone considering a career in the construction industry. An audience made up of high school students, apprentices in training, First Nations students, and young women in the Women in Trades & Technology program will receive presentations from SATCC, past Skills Competition participants, and engage in a lively speed-networking activity with industry mentors. A tour of the Skills Competition will follow.

​Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Evraz Place, Exhibit Hall B, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina.

Contact Megan at meganj@scaonline.ca to register.

Sponsored by SIGA and the SCSA.

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Deputy Ministers Dinner

​This dinner will bring together senior policymakers and industry leaders for an intimate exchange of ideas and perspectives around the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the province's construction sector.

​Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Hotel Saskatchewan Ballroom, 2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina.

Invitation only.

​Sponsored by Concrete Saskatchewan and the Construction Opportunities Development Council.

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Construction Day at the Legislature

Associations representing the construction sector from across the province will converge at the Saskatchewan Legislature for a full day of meetings with senior bureaucrats and elected officials.

​Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Saskatchewan Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina.

For more information regarding participation, contact Megan Jane at meganj@scaonline.ca or 306-525-0171.

 

Other Events

2018 Provincial Skills Competition

The 'Olympics' of the trades and technology world, secondary, post-secondary, and apprenticeship students from across the province compete in more than 30 competition areas for the right to represent Saskatchewan on the national stage. Click here for more information.

​Date: Thursday, April 12 (opening ceremonies) & Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: All day

Location: Evraz Place, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina.

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Think Construction Youth Spotlight

Think Construction is held in partnership with several local businesses and provincial partners in the community to give high school students first-hand experience in the construction trades, while being mentored by industry experts. Students will have the opportunity to try their hand at carpentry, electrical, plumbing and more!

​MOOSE JAW

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 APM

Location: Saskpolytech Campus, Moose Jaw.

 

Please contact Brett Young for more information.

​REGINA

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 APM

Location: Regina Trades & Skills Centre, Regina.

​Please contact Gord Heidel for more information.

SASKATOON

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 APM

Location: TBD, Saskatoon.

​Please contact Janet Uchaz-Hart for more information.

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PRINCE ALBERT

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 APM

Location: Plaza 88, Prince Albert.

Please contact Dan Yungwirth for more information.

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MJCA Reception with the Mayor

Join the Moose Jaw Construction Association and partners for a reception with Mayor Fraser Tolmie and City Council members.

​Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Saskpolytech Moose Jaw, 672-680 MacDonald Street, Moose Jaw.

Contact Megan Jane for more information.

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Prince Albert McDonald’s Free Breakfast for Construction Workers

That's right! The McDonald's on 3625 2nd St. W in Prince Albert is offering a FREE breakfast for the first 100 construction workers who can present a proof of their career in construction (i.e. SCOT card, SCSA Passport, journey-person certificate etc.)

​Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: 3625 2nd Avenue, Prince Albert

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Construction Entrepreneurs Roundtable

Interested in meeting with owners of new and newly-acquired construction-based businesses in Saskatchewan? And a free breakfast? This group of entrepreneurs meet regularly throughout the year and direct the agenda for each meeting. Spots are limited and fill up quickly!

​Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Location: MNP Boardroom, 2010 11th Avenue, Suite 900, Regina.

Registration available here.

​Sponsored by MNP.

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RCA Sponsor Appreciation Reception

The RCA Board of Directors would like to thank all of the companies who support the RCA to enjoy an evening of networking with the staff, fellow members, and representatives from the City of Regina and the provincial government.

​Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: RCA, 1935 Elphinstone Street, Regina

Invitation only.

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Women’s Infrastructure Network Awards

The WIN Awards Program recognizes the contributions of exceptional women in the Canadian infrastructure industry. Since 2015, there have been over 100 nominations from across the country and all disciplines. Two awards are presented: Outstanding Leader and Emerging Leader. This event features a video-conference program, connecting WIN events all over Canada.

​Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: KPMG Boardroom, 475 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon

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Miller Thomson 2018 Construction Law Conference – Regina

​This daylong conference is intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders to stay up to date with the most recent developments in your industry. Speakers will discuss related industry topics which have an impact on your daily operations, including contract claims and dispute resolution, aboriginal engagement, the legalization of cannabis and risk management.

​Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Location: Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina

NOTE: the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association will be live-streaming this on our FaceBook page @SCSAOnline

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PACA Luncheon with the Mayor

Join the Prince Albert Construction Association and partners for a luncheon with Mayor Greg Dionne and City Council members.

​Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Plaza 88, 888 Central Avenue, Prince Albert

Contact Dan Yungwirth for more information.

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Miller Thomson 2018 Construction Law Conference – Saskatoon

This daylong conference is intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders to stay up to date with the most recent developments in your industry. Speakers will discuss related industry topics which have an impact on your daily operations, including contract claims and dispute resolution, aboriginal engagement, the legalization of cannabis and risk management.

​Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: Saskatoon Club, 417 21st Street East, Saskatoon.

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Photo Contest

Thank you to our valued sponsor, Worksafe Saskatchewan, for making this initiative possible!  The 2018 Saskatchewan Construction Week (SCW) Public Awareness and Promotions Subcommittee invites any Saskatchewan residents working in the construction trades to share a photo that captures their passion for their career. 

Submissions will be given a chance to win some fantastic prizes that we hope will help you be even more successful in your career! Prizes include:

  • 1st Place - $500 Cash Prize
  • 2nd & 3rd Place - $250 worth of safety work wear each

​Contest Details:

  • Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • Submissions close on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Winners will be announced at noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
  • Be sure to add the hashtag #MyConstructionCareer in your social media posts so we can find your submissions
  • Be creative - your photo can include your mentor, a project you are proud of, your team, or a selfie in your Personal Protective Equipment!

​How to Enter

  • Review the Rules and Regulations online at www.constructionweek.ca/photocontest.
  • Take a picture that captures your passion for your work in construction.
  • Post your picture on Twitter and or Facebook with the hashtag #MyConstructionCareer.

Submissions will be judged on creativity in the following categories:

  • Safety
  • Construction
  • Teamwork
  • Mentorship
  • Saskatchewan
     

Try to check off as many of those categories to increase your chances of being selected!

Saskatchewan Construction Week is a collaborative effort and could not be possible without our industry partners. Visit www.constructionweek.ca/partners to see who is involved!

General Inquiries
Megan Jane
Phone: (306) 525-0171
E-mail: meganj@scaonline.ca

Social Media
Twitter – @SKConstructWeek #SKConstructionWeek
Facebook – @SKConstructionWeek
YouTube – Saskatchewan Construction Week
Website – www.constructionweek.ca