Welcome to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
Established in 1895, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is a vibrant and diverse national trade association serving the needs of mechanical contractors of all sizes engaged in such disciplines as plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls systems, medical gases, welding, and fire suppression, primarily within the industrial, commercial, institutional and service sectors.With nearly 1,000 member companies, across 24 regional and provincial MCA offices, the role of the National Association is to encourage, support and promote the advancement of the mechanical contracting industry.The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s mission is to continuously exceed the ever-rising expectations of our membership. This is achieved by quickly and creatively responding to our members needs and challenges, by embracing change, by educating our industry, and by exploring new opportunities.The main focus of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is to coordinate and develop policies and programs that are national in nature, of common interest to all members and to enhance the productivity and profitability of mechanical contractors.

Interesting News

World Plumbing Day - March 11
Join MCA Canada In Celebrating A Day Dedicated To Plumbers Worldwide

World Plumbing Day is fast approaching. Held annually on March 11, the day celebrates our industry’s contributions to society. Please mark the occasion with your employees, customers, family and friends. Plumbing can be argued to be one of the top three inventions with the greatest impact on humans and the environment today. (The light bulb and the internal combustion engine being the other two great human innovations.) Whether you agree or not, no one can dispute plumbing’s significance. You can do many things to bring awareness to World Plumbing Day. Learn more at www.worldplumbingday.org and www.mcac.ca/Events/WorldPlumbingDay.aspx.

MCA Student Chapter Summit
University of Waterloo, February 26-28, 2015

If you’re an employer planning on hiring management expertise in the future, grooming top talent and meeting this industry’s best and brightest future leaders – or if you are a student looking for a bright and rewarding future within the mechanical contracting industry – you must attend the second annual MCA Student Chapter Summit, scheduled for February 26 to 28 at the University of Waterloo.

Students from McMaster University and Algonquin College will join their hosts from the University of Waterloo for sessions on "A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Contractor", "Interview Skills and Tips", "Innovations in Modular Construction", "Interface Management, An Emerging Project Management Discipline", "3D Laser Scanning" and "Location Sensing in Construction". Afterwards, students will visit the UA 527 training facility where they will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the tools of the mechanical trade and participate in a technology symposium where they will have an opportunity to learn and to try various technology tools that are currently being developed to assist with the future of the construction industry.

CEC would like to thank MCA Ontario, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, MCA Canada, MCA Hamilton, Shell, Aecon, UA 527 and Trimble for their sponsorship of this event. Without their support, this opportunity would not be possible. Download the complete program brochure today!


Construction Education Council
Created By MCA Canada To Train Our Members In Todays Best Business Practices

How do you increase efficiency, streamline operations or implement best business practices? Simple: Education, that's how! You're running a lean operation already, right? So how do you increase your bottom line? It's right in front of you - The Construction Education Council (CEC) is your path to more profits. All you have to do is contact your MCA office or contact the CEC office directly at 613-232-5169 or by email at:  tania@mcac.ca. Don't leave money on the table!

Welcome To The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada 
MSCC Contractors Are Canada's Elite Service, Repair & Retrofit Contractors

If you are a service, repair or retrofit contract, the Mechanical Service Contractor of Canada (MSCC) was created specifically for you.
As a division of MCA Canada dedicated exclusively to the mechanical service market, MSCC offers education, discount programs, sales and marketing opportunities, communications, representation and many more programs and services. Your return in investment is pretty much immediate. Find out how you can retain current clients, find new one's, streamline operations and reduce expenses go the "Service Contractors" tab above and view our complete list of services, programs, training and discount programs.

Upcoming Events

International Alliance of MCA Meetings
March 5, 2015
Maui, HI

MCA America Annual Conference
March 8-12, 2015
Maui, HI

MCA Saskatchewan AGM
March 12, 2015
Sasktoon, SK

CCA Conference
March 22-26, 2015
San Antonio, TX

MCA Ontario Conference
April 9-19, 2015
Sicily, Italy

April 22, 2015
Montreal, PQ

MCEE Trade Show
April 22-23, 2015
Montreal, PQ

MCA Alberta Conference
Invermore, BC
April 30-May 3, 2015
MCA British Columbia Conference

May 1-2, 2015
Victoria, BC

MCA Western Regional Meeting
May 20, 2015
Winnipeg, MB
MCA Manitoba Conference
May 21-24, 2015
Elkhorn, MB

CCA Meetings
May 30 - June 1, 2015
Prince George, BC
MCA Eastern Regional Meetings
June, 2015
Charlottetown, PEI
CIPH National Conference
June 14-16, 2015
Quebec City, QC

CCA Meetings
October 18-20, 2015
Thunder Bay, ON
MCA Canada's 74th National Conference
November 16-19, 2015
Palm Springs, CA


Industry News

NTCCC Prompt Payment Summit  

During its January 13 meeting in Toronto, the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) decided the time is right to call for a national prompt payment summit. "Prompt payment discussions are taking place virtually everywhere across Canada and progress is being made in varying degrees from jurisdiction to jurisdiction," said NTCCC Chairman, Brad Diggens, president of MJS Mechanical Limited. "The purpose of such a summit is to invite provincial representatives of prompt payment groups to meet at the same time and same venue the purpose of which will facilitate the sharing of information which will lead to future cooperative efforts and coordination amongst all interested parties." In addition to addressing provincial initiatives, participants will discuss efforts to include prompt payment provisions at the federal level. Plans for the summit are being made for April 2015 in Ottawa.

Dispelling the Myth's of Subcontractor Default Insurance

Since the introduction of subcontractor default insurance in 1995, there has been a considerable discussion and controversy over what the product covers and the impact it has for owners, lenders, general contractors and subcontractors. Over the years, a number of people have provided their thoughts and opinions of the product; however, in many cases this opinion isn't always based in fact. As a result, there is a great deal of misinformation as it relates to this growing insurance product, particularly in the subcontractor community. Aon has developed a discussion paper that dispels a number of the most common myths regarding subcontractor default insurance. Click here to read or download the pdf.

Give The Gift Of Sight

Operation Eyesight and MCA Canada have partnered to help eradicate blindness caused by trachoma, a completely curable disease. With your support, we can provide people around the world with access to clean water, and wipe out trachoma in the process. We have done a lot of good so far by building more than 30 wells, but we still have a long way to go. Please consider contributing to this extremely worthwhile charity to save lives and better the world. To obtain your copy of the Operation Eyesight Pledge Package, click the above "About MCAC" tab and click on MCA Canada's Charity, call 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca.



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