WCA is consistently advocating on behalf of the ICI construction industry with all three levels of government. Have an issue you’d like more information on, or are you concerned about something going on in the industry? Get in touch with us here.
Here are just a few of the files we’re currently working on:
Prompt Payment Legislation for Manitoba
Prompt Payment legislation for the construction industry is coming to Manitoba.
Ontario has been leading the way in this area with their legislation being passed in late 2017. In Manitoba, there are currently two streams of work in this area. In the past two years there has been two Private Member’s Bills introduced into the Legislature but have not reached Royal Assent. We are working with industry partners to make Prompt Payment a reality for Manitoba Construction.
The purpose of the legislation will be to ensure that Owners are required to pay contractors in a set amount of time and then the Contractors will be required to pay the sub-contractors in a certain amount of time.
The exact time frames, dispute resolution process and available recourse for all members of the industry are all issues that are areas to be determined in this quickly evolving policy issue.
Construction Industry Wages Act
The construction industry has several minimum standards that are different from other industries. Employees performing construction work and their employers need to know the different rules for termination and general holidays. The Construction Industry Wages Act (CIWA) also sets the minimum wages in the industry for tradespersons and other construction workers in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional sector (ICI) and the Heavy Construction sector.
CIWA has updated minimum wages as of September 1, 2022. The minimum wages will also increase on April 1, 2023 and April 1, 2024.