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 and institutional 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

MCA Canada & CIPH Parliamentary Awareness Day
Day On The Hill 2014
On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, members from the Executive Committees and staff of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) once again held a Parliamentary Awareness Day in Ottawa. Meetings were held with MPs and Senators discussing common issues, as well as two main topics: Prompt Payment Provisions In Federal Contracts and Bi-National Regulatory Co-operation & Streamlined Standards between Canada and the United States. The meetings were a huge success with strong support across the political spectrum on both main issues.

Estimating, Procurement & Strategies Conference
June 3 -5, 2015 in Burnaby, BC
Registration is now open for the next "Estimating – Project Procurement and Strategies" seminar. The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation's "2014 Estimating – Project Procurement and Strategies" program deals specifically with these four issues and is intended primarily for those responsible for project procurement. Please note this is not a seminar dealing with quantity survey and pricing. This seminar deals with the Bid/No Bid decision process, the Proposal, the Final Summary and an opportunity to make a sales presentation to an actual customer. visit www.cmcef.org for details and registration information.

CMCEF 's Annual Golf Tournament -10th Anniversary 
Fundraiser Tournament at Grey Silo Golf Club July 9, 2014
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the highly successful annual CMCEF Fundrasing Golf Tournament. This years event is heading back to the very popular Grey Silo Golf Club, home of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Tournament. A truly pristine and magnificent venue, the Grey Silo location always sells out... so get your registration forms in early. This years tournament is scheduled for July 9th, 2014. Your participatiin includes golf, cart, BBQ lunch, steak dinner, door prized, a silent auction, goodies and some exciting new treats. The location makes it easy for everyone to get there and two hotels are available just down the road.Visit www.cmcef.org to register.

MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference
September 24-27, 2014 in St. John's NL
It might be a good time to pencil in the date and location for MCA Canada’s 73rd National  Conference. We will be enjoying the world-famous hospitality of St. John’s, Newfoundland,  September 24 – 27, 2014. You know this is going to be one of those events you'll remember for a lifetime.

Upcoming Events

MCA Manitoba AGM
April 30, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba

MCA BC Conference
May 2-3, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia

MCA Alberta Conference
May 8-11, 2014
Banff, Alberta

MCA Ontario Conference
May 8-16, 2014
Alaska Cruise

CMMTQ Conference
May 22-24, 2014
Quebec City, Québec

MCA SK Conference
May 29-30 , 2014
Cochin, Saskatchewan

MCAC Eastern Regl. Mtg.
June 6, 2014
Moncton, NB

CCA Meetings
June 8-10, 2014
Victoria, BC

CIPH Conference
June 22-24, 2014
Kelowna, BC


Industry News

3D Smartphone In Construction
Phone captures building information - Google’s new Tango 3-D sensing smartphone could be a godsend for designers and contractors given its plethora of potentially practical uses, especially in the field. "The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," Johnny Lee, leader of the Project Tango team, said on Google’s website. Because construction is all about space and motion, this is great news for the AEC industry.


Building Permits - February 




Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.1 billion in February, down 11.6% from January. This decrease followed an 8.1% gain the previous month and was mainly driven by lower construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in all provinces. In the non-residential sector, the value of building permits rose 6.6% to $2.5 billion in February, following a 15.4% decrease the previous month. Canadian municipalities issued $673 million worth of institutional building permits in February, up 14.9% from January. In the industrial component, the value of permits rose 26.8% to $348 million in February, following a 44.5% decrease in the previous month. Following a 14.5% advance in January, Canadian municipalities issued $1.5 billion worth of commercial building permits in February, down 0.3% from the previous month. Learn More...




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