The voice of the residential construction industry for Central Vancouver Island
The Canadian Home Builders' Association – Central Vancouver Island (CHBA-CVI) membership includes new home builders, renovators, developers, trades, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders and other professionals. Members commit to act with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their company's operations.
The CHBA-CVI's membership is a voluntary affiliation made up of building professionals who are committed to industry excellence. Through the Association, members have access to technical information as well as specialized education and training courses. CHBA also promotes a members' code of ethics that requires high standards in customer relations and business practices.
The CHBA-CVI is a proud part of this national standard of excellence, servicing professionals and the communities of Central Vancouver Island.
The proposal is based on work done in partnership with the industry since 2005 to enhance professionalism in the residential construction sector in British Columbia by introducing education and training qualifications as a condition of residential builder licensing.
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Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO, and Jack Mantyla, CHBA National Education and Training Coordinator, met with the Employment Insurance Commissioner (Employers), several ESDC staff, and Minister Jason Kenney on November 20th at the EI Commissioner’s Employers Forum. Over twenty representatives from national associations representing employers were present and the messages from Canada’s key employers were clear:
CHBA also emphasized the need for improved journeyperson-to-apprenticeship ratios and modernization of the National Occupation Classification system to meet the needs of the residential construction industry. At the end of the day, Minister Kenney spent over 2 hours with the group in dialogue over employer’s concerns, and CHBA believes that the government understands these issues and is ready to take action.
Deep Shergill, CHBA President, and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO, met on November 21st with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister responsible for Employment and Skills Development Canada and for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This face-to-face meeting with the Minister allowed CHBA to elaborate on key issues to members. First and foremost is the need to allow provincially designated trades to access federal apprenticeship supports, just as Red Seal trades can. CHBA’s messages from yesterday’s Employers Forum were also reinforced.
With respect to CMHC, CHBA expressed concern over the diminishing housing research agenda that will have negative impacts on Canada’s future housing as well as on basic and essential homeowner information. Issues around affordability—amortization periods for first time buyers, development charges, and purpose-built-rental taxation regimes—were also discussed. CHBA will be following up accordingly to support action in these areas going forward.
The bylaw was adopted by Council on October 7, 2013. The program will come in to effect on January 1, 2014.
3 CVI Member Finalists!
Mark your calenders to attend the Christmas Casino Party on Thursday, December 12th at 6pm at the Coast Bastion Inn.
Invite your sweetie, friends, family, colleagues, clients and staff to join us for a scrumptious feast, followed by a couple of hours at the tables! Get a mitt full of ‘funny money’ to play Blackjack, Texas Holdem, Roulette and Crown & Anchor! The BIG WINNERS will bid on prizes at the end of the night.
Price: $60 per person (Special Event - there are NO pre-paid dinners for this evening)
The Coast Bastion Inn is offering CHBA Members a special Room Rate starting from $105 for Comfort Rooms. Time limited offer, so be sure to reserve your room early!
We are supporting the Salvation Army again this year so please consider bringing non-perishable food items, gift cards, or unwrapped toys with you to the event.
To donate a prize for the Casino Night please contact Dayna.
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Nanaimo BC, V9R 5B1
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