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


MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference Huge Success
September 24-27, 2014 in St. John's NL
New Found Opportunities" in St. John's, Newfoundland - The 2014 edition of MCA Canada’s Annual National Conference was a wildly successful event held in St. John's, Newfoundland at the downtown Delta St. John's Hotel. Delegates enjoyed world-class educational programs and social events hosted by MCA Canada. They also had an opportunity to enjoy some of our country’s most famous hospitality as the Newfoundland delegation was front and center throughout the week. As always, business comes first. MCA Canada’s Board of Directors joined the regional and provincial MCA managers for several days of high-level meetings prior to the formal start of the conference. Monday opened with the Managers Council Meeting and the MCA Canada Executive Committee Meeting. Tuesday, the Standing Committees met followed by the 2014 National Board of Directors Meeting. Also on Tuesday, the Education Foundation, CMCEF, hosted its Board of Trustees meeting as well as their Annual General Meeting. Wednesday, the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada hosted it's annual Forum for Service Contractors. Friday MCA Canada held its Annual General Meeting and heard updates from many of our industry guests and partners. Key issues arising from these meetings will be featured in upcoming editions of our weekly newsletter 'Just The Fax'.     

Building Permits - September 2014

How much in building permits did contracts take out in June 2014 ?
Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $9.2 billion dollars in July, up 11.8% from June and the fourth consecutive monthly advance.  In the non-residential sector, the value of permits rose 5.2% to a record high $4.2 billion. This represented a fourth consecutive monthly increase. The value of permits for institutional buildings rose 28.4% to $1.8 billion in July, following a large increase the previous month. In the commercial component, the value of building permits rose 2.6% to $1.8 billion in July, following a 2.3% decrease in June. Construction intentions for industrial buildings fell 32.6% to $511 million in July, ending a string of three consecutive monthly gains.

Upcoming Events




CANS AGM
October 3-5, 2014
Brundell, PEI

CIPHEX West
November 5-6, 2014
Calgary, AB

Construct Canada
December 3-5, 2014,
Toronto, ON

   
 

Industry News



Hile For Life #3
MCAC Charity
Operation Eyesight

They’re at it again! After conquering an arduous, and often times dangerous hike on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, and tempting the ice fields and volcanoes of Iceland, MCA Canada’s own Brad Diggens and his daughter Jennifer are ‘Hiking for Life’ once again...all in the name of MCA Canada’s Charity, Operation Eyesight.This time they are taking on the Matterhorn of North America - Mount Assiniboine (Elevation 3,818 m or 11,870 ft). Situated along the continental divide and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic area is said to be one of the most gorgeous back trail adventures in Canada. Any donations will be deeply appreciated - big or small. Every penny counts. To donate to this worthwhile cause and adventure please click here... and thank you.




MCA Canada Looking
For Contractor Input


MCA Canada is part of a National Industry Advisory Committee overseeing a pilot project which includes a thorough review of the Red Seal Occupational Standard for the Steamfitter/Pipefitter trade. As part of the review, industry stakeholders, including MCA Canada members, are asked to participate in an online survey, the results of which will greatly assist with the final drafting of the National Occupational Standard. Some members may have already completed the survey through their provincial MCA’s but for those who have not but are interested, the link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/87QQZM3.








 

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