The Merit College of Construction offers seminars and webinars on a variety of topics of interest to Merit member firms and their employees throughout the training year.
To register for any of the below courses, please contact:
Survival Guide for Managers
What: Review of the Employment Standards Code and policy, with specific focus on terminations and severance in the construction industry under the code.
April 18, 2013 - MORE INFO/REGISTER
Follow up - May 2, 2013 - MORE INFO/REGISTER
Follow up - April 11, 2013 - MORE INFO/REGISTER
Generations in the Workplace: Bridging the Gap
Presented by Leah Himbeault of Face to Face Connections Ltd.
8:00 – 12:00
May 16: Edmonton
May 22: Calgary
Members: $95 Non-Members: $190
Confused about how to motivate the Gen Y’s in your company or what to do with the Baby Boomer ready to retire?
Too lazy? Too set in their ways? Where’s the compromise? Here are the insights!
Merit recognizes through member feedback that many companies struggle with situations brought on by generational differences. You won’t gain anything by dismissing a generation’s cultural upbringing and work habits just because they aren’t your own, instead it’s important to recognize these differences and adapt to become a more productive organization.
Today’s workforce comprises four distinct generations; each with its own history, biases & core beliefs. One of the biggest challenges facing workers and business today is learning what makes each tick and finding effective ways to co-exist in the workplace.
This half day workshop provides an overview of the diversity of the multi-generational workforce. By understanding the attitudes, beliefs and work habits that make each generation unique, participants will take away concepts and tools to start accepting and profiting from these differences and to improve productivity and motivation.
8:00am – 10:30
- Overview of different generations, who they are and where they fit in your organization.
- Understand the attitudes, beliefs and work habits of each generation
- These topics will then be used in a group exercise to get a hands-on understanding of the ways different generations work.
10:30am – 12:00
- Improve your working environment, strategies, tips and tools that you can use TODAY to start improving the culture in your organization.
- Group exercise to incorporate these strategies and provide hands-on training in implementing generational HR strategies.
Click to register for the Edmonton of Calgary seminar.
Temporary Foreign Worker Seminar
April 12, 2013 8:00am – 12:00pm
Calgary, Merit Contractors Association – 101, 2725 12 Street NE
As the Alberta construction industry faces significant shortages of experienced workers many companies are turning to temporary foreign workers to meet their workforce demands.
If your company is considering the TFW route or is already in the process, attend this session and learn about the recent and upcoming changes to both the Federal and Provincial programs that will affect your employment of foreign workers
Part 1: 8:00 – 10:00
Immigration lawyer, Gerhard Seifner, Partner, McLennan Ross LLP and Brian De Mong, Senior Immigration Advisor, McLennan Ross will walk you through:
- The Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process
- Preparing and completing the forms
- Proof of recruitment
- Provincial license requirements, etc.
- The new Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO) Program
- How do companies take part in the program
- Compliance audit – what is involved?
- Documentation – what do employers need to have?
- New wage requirement – how does this work
- Federal Skilled Worker Program – how will this impact the TFW Program?
- The regulatory changes that took place in April 2011 – how are they working?
- Compliance monitoring – progress on the 2012 review.
- What other regulatory changes are expected?
- Provincial Nominee program
- Submission requirements
- Recruiting skilled workers
Part 2: 10:00 – 11:30
TFWP - An employer’s experience
A leading employer of TFW’s, Clark Builders’ Amanda McBey, HR & Immigration Administrator along with Gerald Clark, Sr. Manager Human Resources, will share their first hand experiences with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and recruiting TFW’s.
Jean Gagnon, Module Yard Manager, has 32 years experience with WorleyParsons Cord and will speak about his recent experiences navigating the TFW process in Alberta. He will be joined by Carmacks’ Felix Kuefler, Vice President Municipal, who will share his 8 year experience and knowledge of the process.
Part 3: 11:30 – 12:00
Thinking of hiring an Immigration Consultant?
Understand the qualifications you should be looking for and the due diligence required before hiring an Immigration Consultant and Recruiter. Peter Veress’ of Vermax Group Inc career spans 25 years in the area of immigration including expertise in Permanent Residency and Foreign Worker applications. A frequent presenter and author of published articles on the topic of immigration, Veress will provide insights on what you should be looking for when pursuing an immigration consultant and recruiter.
The Vermax partners collectively have more than 35 years of relevant Canadian and international business experience, which includes working for the Canadian Federal Government’s Immigration Department and managing an immigration consulting practice for more than 20 years.
Click HERE to register.
FMI FREE Webinar:
Retaining Employees of All Generations
From Baby Boomers to the Millenials, every generation is motivated and frustrated by different things.
Research shows there are characteristics and events in history that helped shape each generation, making each of them unique. Figuring out how to lead the four generations in today's workforce is extremely challenging and overwhelming. Learn tips on how to best lead and retain members of every generation in your workplace.
OnlineApril 19, 2012 - MORE INFO/REGISTER