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PCL Proud to Support Skills Canada Competition & Partner Once Again with Canadian and American Red Cross


PCL Construction is pleased to once again partner with the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) for its trades and technologies showcase. Creating Possibilities is this year’s theme.

More than 550 competitors from across Canada match strengths to see who comes out on top in over 40 skilled trade and technology disciplines, including construction. SCNC is open to the public and provides visitors with hands-on experiences to introduce them to skilled trade and technology careers.

“PCL knows the importance of this annual event highlighting the immense talent these individuals possess, and at the same time showcase the career opportunities in our country all in one place. It’s no secret that the skilled trades have been and continue to be in high demand right now,” said Mike Wieninger, PCL’s COO of Canadian operations. “The next generation of our industry is crucial to ours and many other companies’ success. Plenty of opportunities await these talented men and women, especially in the construction field.”

PCL also partnered with the recently held Skills Alberta Competition where students strive for success in the trades and technologies industries to hopefully advance to the Skills Canada competition.

PCL offers opportunities for 1st year apprentices, including staying with PCL while finishing needed hours to complete apprenticeships and become a certified tradesperson. There are also plenty of co-op opportunities that can turn into full-time in business technology, marketing & communications, human resources and project management, beyond the multitudes of trade work PCL has available.

Furthermore, PCL Construction is pleased to announce a combined $600,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross disaster management programs. This commitment continues a long-time partnership with Red Cross and will see $100,000 donated to each agency this year and in 2024 and 2025.

As part of its worldwide efforts, the Red Cross assists victims of weather emergencies and other catastrophic disasters across North America and supports humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

“Recent news of wildfires and other extreme weather events in Canada and the United States reminds us that a disaster can suddenly leave people without basic necessities,” said Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO, PCL Construction. “PCL is committed to leaving positive legacies in the communities where we live and work and contributing to Red Cross is just one way we do that.”

PCL’s donations provide financial support for Red Cross disaster management programs in both Canada and the United States. These programs prepare communities for crisis situations through investment in disaster-response operations, training and infrastructure. PCL has also contributed to specific disaster relief efforts, including Red Cross responses to wildfires in Fort McMurray, earthquakes in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina. This commitment will bring PCL’s total contributions to the Canadian and American Red Cross societies to $2.85 million since 2011.

To learn more about these and other news items, visit pcl.com.