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Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution
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$150.00

*Earn 2 Gold Seal credits

For supervisors, project managers, and anyone who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, subtrades, owners, clients, engineers, and employers. Improve your written, oral, and negotiating skills and enhance your conflict resolution skills.

  • Define a conflict and identify the stages of conflict.
  • Appreciate the importance of communication.
  • Apply assertiveness techniques to get a point across.
  • Deal with difficult people more effectively.
  • Recognize what makes an effective negotiator.
  • Understand how power can be used or abused in negotiation.
  • Determine when to close negotiations. 

This course consists of 9 lessons of approximately 35 minutes duration each, for a total of about 5 hours of self-paced instruction.

Cost: $150 +HST per person

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Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.

Construction Law
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$150.00

*Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits

For owners, managers, supervisors, and project managers who deal primarily in trade-to-trade and/or trade-to-customer situations. 

Understand construction contracts and contract law. 

  • Understand the origins of law. 
  • Understand what a contract is and what makes it valid or invalid. 
  • Know the different types of construction contracts. 
  • Understand roles in the construction industry as they apply to contract law. 
  • Understand the liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a contract.
  • Be able to interpret contracts. 
  • Understand what defines a custom contract. 
  • Understand the principles of surety and different types of bonds. 
  • Know what type of insurance is required. 
  • Understand claims, the reasons for claims, and how to compile and submit proper extras and claims.
  • Know the acts and regulations that are relevant to the construction industry.
  • Develop strategies to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour.

This course consists of 12 lessons for a total of about 6 hours of self-paced instruction.


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Cost: $150+HST per person

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

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Construction Project Management
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$150.00

*Earn 3 Gold Seal Credits

For everyone working in construction. 

Gain the knowledge and skills to help you successfully plan, manage, and administer projects from start to finish. 

  • Understand the construction business and your role in it as a construction project manager.
  • Know how to effectively communicate through listening, writing, and verbal communication. 
  • Know how to manage and maintain worksite relationships. 
  • Understand what happens at the project procurement stage. 
  • Know your roles and responsibilities at the pre-construction, construction, and close-out stages.

This course consists of 9 lessons, for a total duration of about 4 hours of self-paced instruction.


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Cost: $150+HST per person

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.

First Level Supervisor Training Program
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$400.00

*Earn 5 Gold Seal Credits

For supervisors, foremen, or any individual who wants to become a First Level Supervisor. 

Develop the critical skills and learn the concepts required to supervise a construction crew, maximize productivity and quality, and ensure a job gets done on time, on budget, and safely. 

  • Build supervisory skills. 
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management. 
  • Communicate effectively. 
  • Lead a work crew. 
  • Plan and schedule. 
  • Manage effective meetings. 
  • Understand the supervisor's role in safety and due diligence. 
  • Develop and motivate teams. 
  • Handle disagreements and problems. 
  • Address personal problems and performance issues.

This course consists of 6 modules, for a total of about 14 hours of self-paced instruction.


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Cost: $400.00 plus HST per person

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

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Introduction To Construction Estimating
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$150.00

*Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits

For people working in estimating or for any individual who wants to become an estimator. 

Gain the knowledge and skills required to visualize the scope and magnitude of a construction project and produce accurate and reliable estimates. 

Course work includes reviewing drawings through various phases of a project with the aim of determining the quantity and type of materials required for the project. 

  • Have a good understanding of estimating practices. 
  • Know site-specific conditions and regulatory requirements. 
  • Know how to handle purchasing and logistics, and how to manage materials on site. 
  • Organize cost data in a clear and logical manner. 
  • Be able to manage historical information related to costs and know how and when to update this information. 
  • Know how to assemble bids and meet bid closure deadlines. 
  • Provide on-site solutions to work-related problems in relation to equipment and material placement.

This course consists of 8 lessons of approximately 25 minutes duration each, for a total of about 3 hours of self-paced instruction.


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Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Cost: $150.00 plus HST per person

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.

Introduction to Understanding Systemic Racism
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$100.00
NEW! Construction Industry Ethics
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$350.00

NEW Consolidated Ethics Course

3 Gold Seal Credits

*This course is mandatory to receive Gold Seal Certification

For owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, subtrades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public. 

Understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry and learn how to navigate daily ethical grey areas. 

  • Understand what is included in "ethical behaviour." 
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business. 
  • Know how to make ethical decisions. 
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law. 
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company's success.
This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce learning, for a total of about 3 hours of self-paced instruction.

You are no longer required to take the 'in-person' course in addition to the online course, it's one or the other. 

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Cost: $350.00 plus HST per person

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.


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Pipeline Construction Safety Training
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$100.00

For anyone working in the oil and gas pipeline construction industry. 

This course is designed to familiarize workers with the unique safety requirements associated with working in the pipeline construction industry, from construction to inspection. 

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers. 
  • Learn how to recognize, assess, and control hazards on the worksite. 
  • Identify front-end hazards associated with drilling and excavating. 
  • Understand hazards associated with drilling and hoisting equipment and learn to communicate them to others. 
  • Identify safe practices associated with pipe, including preparation, bending, assembly, coating, and inspection. 
  • Understand traffic control protocols, working safely in confined spaces and at heights, and how to use lock-out and tagging devices. 
  • Identify hazards associated with noise, air quality, the environment, and electricity. 
  • Learn the importance of the safe operation of construction vehicles and heavy equipment. 
  • Understand WHMIS and learn how to use personal protective equipment. 
  • Learn about emergency response plans, first aid resources, and incident reporting procedures.

This course consists of 14 lessons of approximately 30 minutes duration each, for a total of about 6 hours of self-paced instruction.

A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Upon successful completion of this course, a 5 year certificate will be issued.


Certification Expiry Period: 5 Years
Note: A 5-year expiry period applies to courses completed on/after January 1, 2014. Courses completed before January 1, 2014 have a 3-year expiry period.

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Cost: $100.00 plus HST per person

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.

Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace
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$100.00

*Earn 1 Gold Seal credit

For managers, supervisors, and anyone working in construction. 

Learn how to create and participate in a respectful and inclusive workplace to help ensure that your company offers a place where everyone feels wanted and welcomed. 

  • Understand industry expectations and how a respectful and inclusive workplace can benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment. 
  • Be able to lead by example.
  • Understand how inclusive communication, teamwork, and mentorship allow you to work more effectively with team members of different genders, backgrounds, and circumstances. 
  • Work more effectively in mentorship relationships with all team members. This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce learning

This course consists of 8 lessons, for a total duration of about 3 hours of self-paced instruction

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Cost: $100 +HST per person

Questions? E-mail education@gvca.org

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, we will send you a PIN number to access the course.


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