Manitoba has moved forward on developing and implementing three new policies to expand the skills of the workforce and ensure compliance with safety requirements on publicly funded projects. The three new policies will be implemented province wide for tendering on publicly funded capital works projects, with the initial phase beginning on July 1.
The new tendering requirements policy will help ensure the highest legislative and safety standards, as contractors will have to be Certificate of Recognition/Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (COR/SECOR) (or equivalent) certified and declare they will follow provincial laws through a bidders certification form including:
An apprenticeship training policy will be implemented to help build the skills of the workforce. As an employer of skilled trades, the Province of Manitoba is leading by example through the consideration of the support for and participation in apprenticeship training in all project tendering for publicly funded capital contracts.
A new Aboriginal-people training and development policy is also being introduced, to increase Aboriginal participation in trades and other construction related occupations. Contractors on selected government capital projects will have to certify that they will hire and train Aboriginal people.
For more information, please visit: http://manitoba.ca/tce/capitalprojects