Exciting St Catharines

From authentic wine and culinary experiences, to unique festivals and cultural events including live music, theatre and sporting events, St. Catharines is at the heart of it all! Take advantage of our affordable accommodations at Heart of Niagara Hotels, great meeting facilities and close proximity to all major Niagara attractions. With our flexible itineraries you’ll have the freedom to explore and immerse yourself in local experiences.Spend some time in #OurHomeSTC!Mitchell Reilly Pictures

Posted by Tourism St. Catharines on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ontario adds 9,100 Jobs in December

Employment in Ontario increased by 9,100 in December — bolstered by gains in construction and professional, scientific and technical services.

On an annual average basis, the total increase in Ontario’s employment in 2016 was 76,400. The majority of these new jobs are full-time positions, in the private sector and in industries that pay above-average wages. Continue reading “Ontario adds 9,100 Jobs in December”

Certified tradespeople say Ontario budget bill threatens jobs

People who work in trades with compulsory certification say a provision in the Ontario budget bill would weaken the Ontario College of Trades — and open the door to uncertified labourers taking the work of electricians, plumbers and pipefitters.

There are more than 50,000 workers in the 20 trades covered by the College of Trades.

Brett Maclean is a certified journeyman electrician who works in Ottawa and specializes in fire alarms.

“That’s a life safety system. I need to be qualified,” he said. “There’s checks and balances to make sure that I can touch the system and no one else can.”

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