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President’s Message

As we close the chapter on 2023, I want to reflect on our journey and set our intentions for 2024. This past year has been filled with both triumphs and challenges, shaping us for the exciting times ahead.

Looking forward to 2024, CLR is committed…

Course and Workshop

Written by: JAplan

The Jurisdictional Assignment Plan of the BC Construction Industry (JAplan) in partnership with SkillPlan is pleased to announce enhancements and modifications to Level 1 and 2 training programs. The training programs are free for CLR members and Building Trades Affiliate Unions.

Keep your…

BCIB: Building Opportunity Here

Written by: BCIB

As of September 30th, 2023, BCIB has employed more than three thousand tradespeople. They have worked more than four million hours on Community Benefits Agreement projects. That makes BCIB one of the province’s largest and fastest growing construction employers. As the Employer,…

Launch of BCD&A Drug & Alcohol Training Program

We are excited to announce the launch of two new training programs for CLR member contractors and affiliated BC Building Trade Unions. Developed by the BCD&A Drug & Alcohol Program Society in partnership with SkillPlan, these programs are designed to support the Construction Industry…

REGULATION CHANGES OCCURRING ON JANUARY 1

There have been several amendments to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR) in 2023, and amendments will continue at what appears to be an unprecedented pace in the coming year. January 1, 2024, holds significant importance as it marks the commencement date for…

©BETTER SUPERVISION TRAINING PROGRAM

As we near the end of 2023, we have successfully completed our goal of delivering four sessions in a calendar year. 2023 saw a total of 56 participants register for the course, and registrations for sessions scheduled in 2024 are rolling in.

One last reminder…

Labour Relations

Collective Bargaining
With industry negotiations behind us, we have shifted our focus not only to collective agreement drafting but also to preparation for negotiations with six groups that are not part of BCBCBTU.

Collective Agreement Drafting
CLR staff continues to collaborate with each of the affiliate unions…

Prompt Payment Legislation

Representatives from the construction industry have reviewed policies from various jurisdictions and considered recommendations from the British Columbia Law Institute on the Builders Lien Act. They have now begun a crucial consultation process to develop prompt payment legislation in British Columbia. The Civil &…