New WSIB Rates in Place January 1st, 2020: Are You Ready?

The new WSIB rate framework model took effect on January 1st, 2020. It  overhauls how most employer premiums are calculated and businesses are classified.   Under the new model, an employer’s premiums will be based on: 1. The average rate for each industry class, based on risk profile and degree of responsibility to maintain the … Continue reading New WSIB Rates in Place January 1st, 2020: Are You Ready?

Excess Soils Regulation & Amendments to Record of Site Condition (Brownfields) Regulation

On December 4th, OHBA attended an announcement by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Honourable Jeff Yurek releasing a final excess soils regulation under the Environmental Protection Act as well as an amendment to the Record of Site Condition (brownfields) regulation 153/04. The MECP has finalized a package of regulatory amendments generally supported … Continue reading Excess Soils Regulation & Amendments to Record of Site Condition (Brownfields) Regulation

Tarion Reform – Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act

On December 5th, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Lisa Thompson announced proposed legislation through the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, which would overhaul the Ontario new home warranty and protection program, reform Tarion, and formalize the creation of the regulator, Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA).  These are significant changes to the new home warranty … Continue reading Tarion Reform – Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act

Women In Industry

  The Hamilton-Halton Home Builder’s Association’s Women In Industry Committee was founded in 2018 and is the first Women’s Group within a Home Builders’ Association, nationally.  The Committee consists of a group of passionate women who aim to support, educate, connect and empower Women in Industry. Through monthly meetings and networking and educational events, the … Continue reading Women In Industry

Anticipated Industry Trends for 2020 that Members Need to Know – HHHBA

  At the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association, we always have our finger on the pulse of the construction and home-building industries. What trends can you expect not just for 2020 but for years to come?   1. Only Moderate Increase in Demand   A Central 1 Credit Union forecast says that home ownership demand will … Continue reading Anticipated Industry Trends for 2020 that Members Need to Know – HHHBA