NEWS FROM THE FIELD
In June 2017, Adzuna conducted a study
taking a closer look at Canada’s most dan-gerous
jobs and their average salaries.
In conjunction with the Association of
Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada
(AWCBC) and Adzuna’s salary data, Adzuna
found that the most dangerous jobs are no
longer among the worst paid and are above
the national average, which is $45,000.
Forty-three per cent of fatalities in
Canada are in construction and man-ufacturing
industries, with salaries av-eraging
a $10,000 premium above the
Sixty per cent of employment-related
death in Canada is caused by exposure to
caustic, noxious or allergenic substances.
The 2017 Canada North Resources Expo
took place in Prince George, B.C., at the
end of May, drawing several thousand visi-tors
to the CN Centre.
The popular heavy equipment trade
show featured leading companies and
products that are part of Northern
Spectrum serves the following markets:
Snow & Ice Management
Oil & Gas
The Spectrum Advantage:
Top quality equipment for sale
Rental options to suit diverse needs
The latest in equipment innovation
Out of the box thinking to find solutions
for our clients
Canada’s varied resources sectors – in-cluding
forestry, heavy construction and
major resources infrastructure.
The show covered four acres of indoor
and outdoor exhibits and featured the
Recruiting Here program for potential job
seekers, designed to connect those looking
for work with exhibiting companies who
are currently hiring.
The next edition of the show will take
place in 2019.
Ritchie Bros. sells more
than CA$72 million
of equipment in June
Ritchie Bros. conducted its third
Edmonton auction of the year this week,
selling more than 5,500 equipment items
and trucks for CA$72 million over two
days ( June 13 and 14, 2017).
More than 7,250 people from 50 coun-tries
registered to bid in the auction,
including 5,350-plus people who regis-tered
to bid online. Approximately 66 per
cent of the equipment (CA$47 million or
US$35 million) was sold to online bid-ders.
Canadian buyers purchased 89 per
cent of the equipment, with bidders from
Alberta (59 per cent), British Columbia
(13 per cent) and Saskatchewan (8 per
cent) being the biggest Canadian buyers.
International buyers from such countries
as Belgium, New Zealand and the United
Arab Emirates purchased 11 per cent.
“We are beginning to see slight signs
of improvement in the Alberta market as
contractors get back to work,” said Ryan
Eacrett, regional sales manager for Ritchie
Bros. “Typically our June sales are a little
smaller in size as spring and summer work
picks up, but this week we saw strong par-ticipation
from around the globe online
and from local bidders onsite resulting in
solid pricing, particularly for construction
assets. This week we also sold some great
lakefront real estate in Buffalo Lake, Alta.
that achieved strong pricing – it’s usually
a good sign for the economy when people
are willing to spend money on recreation-al
Equipment in the auction was sold for
more than 950 owners. The selection in-cluded
compactors, excavators, dozers,
End to end equipment
Sales and rentals of a full line up of heavy equipment
along with industry leading innovative attachments.
All part of the Spectrum experience.
Website: www.spectrumequipment.ca | Phone: 587-999-1441 | Phone: 403-616-0861
Email: email@example.com | Main Yard: Calgary, AB | Secondary Yard: Saskatoon, SK
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