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Canada Revenue Agency to Crack Down on Underground Economy Companies

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Many of our members have seen signs of the ‘underground economy’ at construction sites across BC, be it in Vancouver or Surrey but also now increasingly in smaller communities.  This article highlights a long-overdue effort by the  Canada Revenue Agency to investigate and crack down on construction companies that don’t play by the rules when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes, following regulations, or treating employees fairly.

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Keeping Safe in Freezing Temperatures

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Many in B.C. are suffering through the freezing snap that descended on the province this week.

With temperatures continuing to lurk stubbornly below the freezing mark, both WorkSafeBC and Environment Canada are urging people to stay safe when they’re outdoors, especially if they have to brave the cold for an extended period of time.

WorkSafeBC spokesperson Trish Knight Chernecki says below-freezing temperatures can…


Do you have your RSE?

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The administrator of the Red Seal Program, the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA), is pleased to announce the official recognition of the “RSE” acronym (Red Seal Endorsement) for qualified skilled journeypersons! Members of prestigious professions and accredited groups are often identified by the use of an official acronym that confirms their certification and/or accreditation.

What is the RSE acronym?

The RSE acronym is an enhancement to a journeyperson’s professional title, representing his/her successful achievement of obtaining the Red Seal endorsement in his/her given Red Seal trade. It recognizes the knowledge, skills and experience of the journeyperson.

Find out more on the Red Seal site.