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

Combating Counterfeit Products Act
Federal Government Announces New Act

Over the last couple of years, representatives from MCA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have held advocacy days on Parliament Hill. One of the key messages brought forward during meetings with Senators and MPs was the need for some form of Counterfeit Products Legislation that would give authorities at the border the power to cease counterfeit products, among other powers. We are very pleased to announce that on December 9, 2014 the 'Combating Counterfeit Products Act' (Bill C-8) was passed into law. Learn More...

Streamline Operations, Increase Efficiency
Learn Best Business Practices To Increase Profits

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

Become a Member Of Our Service Division 
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.

Guide To Products On Federal Lands
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 

On July 6, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 ('CEAA 2012') came into force. Projects that may require an environ
mental assessment are set out in the Regulations Designating Physical Activities. However, authorities are required to determine whether projects on federal lands are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has released a guide, intended to assist authorities. Click the link below to download the Guide from the CEAA website. Learn More...

Building Permits - October 2014 
Statistics Canada Update on Building Permits

The total value of Canadian building permits unexpectedly climbed 0.7 per cent in October to $7.5 billion. Statistics Canada data indicated on December 8, 2014.The value of non-residential building permits increased 2.4% from the previous month to $3.1 billion in October. In October, construction intentions in the industrial component rose 34.4% to $614 million, following a 4.4% increase in September. The value of building permits in the institutional component was up 6.2% to $909 million in October, following an 88.2% increase a month earlier. In the commercial component, the value of permits fell 8.1% to $1.5 billion in October, following a 6.2% advance the previous month. Canadian municipalities issued $2.0 billion worth of building permits for multi-family dwellings in October, 0.9% less than in September.

Upcoming Events

MCA Canada Winter Meetings
February 10-13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
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

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

May 1-2, 2015

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

Mechanical Industry Stars In NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL) released its 2014 NHL Sustainability Report this past summer and with it became the first professional sport in North America to compile a detailed analysis of its carbon footprint. The report looked at the operations of all 30 NHL teams and their venue partners across Canada and the U.S, and found that on average the league emits about 530,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year. This number includes all league and club business activities, including 1230 regular season games, more than 60 playoff matches and nearly 2,000,000 air travel miles. (Patrick Callan, HPAC Magazine) Click here to read more.

Federal WHMIS Legislation Changing To GHS  

The Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL) was introduced in Economic Action Plan 2014 to assist apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with the costs they face while attending periods of technical training. The Apprentice Loans Regulations have been approved and were published in the Canada Gazette¸ Part II on November 19, 2014. The Apprentice Loans Act and Apprentice Loans Regulations will both come into force on January 2, 2015. The regulations can be found through the following link. Click here.

Can BIM Developing National Certification

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) is developing a framework to launch Canada’s first program to provide a national standard and recognized levels of certification for companies using Building Information Modeling (BIM). CanBIM is aggressively pursuing the goal of having a draft framework in place in February 2015 for the next CanBIM regional session being held in Montreal and they are planning to launch the new program before or at their next AGM in the fall of 2015.Click here for more.

Give The Gift Of Sight

The perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list! - Support MCA Canada's charity. Operation Eyesight’s virtual gift options make the perfect stocking stuffer, gift tag or envelope filler. Each Operation Eyesight gift conveys a beautiful message to a friend, family member, colleague or that hard-to-buy-for person. And each has a profound impact on a person, family and community in the developing world. See the Gift Guide for a full list of options that start at just $15.



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