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February 28, 2023

MCABC Represents Industry at Day on the Leg

On February 16, MCABC partnered with CIPH, TECA and HRAI for the second joint visit to the BC legislature to talk Prompt Payment, Climate Action and Trades Training with:

  • The Honourable Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation;
  • The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy;
  • The Honourable Andrew Mercier, Minister of State for Workforce Development
  • Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum; Parliamentary Secretary for the Sustainable Economy;
  • Members of the Liberal Caucus
  • Provincial government staff

We had important and informative conversations, including:

  • The need to prioritize and move forward with prompt payment legislation in BC;
  • The need for funding to support educational programming that includes upskilling and cross-training of mechanical contractors in the ICI, high rise, multi-family and single family residential sectors;
  • Accelerating plumbing as a certified trade;
  • Aligning ratios of apprentices to journeypersons with current market conditions
We look forward to continuing the conversations and taking action on behalf of mechanical contractors in BC. You can read more on the issues of prompt payment, skilled trades training, and climate change.

Prompt payment the lead presentation to members of the Liberal Caucus


Information Session on Apprenticeship Funding Program
March 2, 3pm-4pm, Virtual

MCABC and ECABC are hosting a joint information session to provide more information on how your company could receive up to $40,000 in financial incentives from the federal government Apprenticeship Services campaign administered by BCCA.

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Confined Space Entrant Training Course
March 10, 8:00am-4:30pm, 3103 Thunderbird Crescent, Burnaby

This course is designed for the worker who enters a confined space to perform their assigned work or task. It is an 8-hour course that includes an actual entry by the participants into a confined space. This session includes technical knowledge along with hands-on practical exercises

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Medical Gas Installation Course (PLMR150) & Braze Test
March 23 - April 20, Virtual & Self Paced, plus onsite test

Achieve the skills needed to install and maintain pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anesthetic gas scavenging systems. 

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#coffeetalk: TSBC's Advertising Guidelines
March 23, Virtual

In January, new advertising regulations were introduced for all advertisements for regulated work in electrical, gas, elevating devices, boilers, pressure vessels, and refrigeration in BC. There are three phases to the rollout and Technical Safety BC will be on hand to review the new requirements.

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24/7 BuildForce: Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution Course

Earn two Gold Seal Credits with this valuable online course designed to help improve written,
oral, and negotiating skills within the construction industry.

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Forward Thinking: 2023 MCABC Business Conference

June 14-16, 2023
Whistler, BC

The 2023 MCABC Business Conference and Trade Show is one you don't want to miss!

We have secured a special discounted room rate for conference attendees, but rooms are limited and Whistler accommodations fill up quickly in the summer. Get your delegate pass now to ensure your accommodation and spot at the conference.

Interested in getting brand recognition at the conference? Sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor now!

Attend the Conference

MCABC Team Heads to the Kitchen for Charity

As a fundraiser for the Ending Violence Association of BC, MCABC auctioned off their culinary skills at the 2022 Holiday Party. The winning bidder was Rich Matthew of Sierra Distributors and this past Friday, he and five team members were served up a delicious Greek feast!

Sarah, Kate, Kim, Tasha, Rik, and Cath planned, prepped, and cooked a multi-course meal. The evening was one with plenty of laughs, good eats, and charitable giving. 


Welcome to New MCABC Members!

We are so excited to welcome two new members to MCABC.

Bauco Access Panel Solutions is both a manufacturer and distributor of access panels and access doors that are stylish and elegant. 

Concept Plumbing & Gas
 is a commercial and residential plumbing, gas, maintenance, and mechanical company that has been operating for over a decade

MCABC Hosts Another Successful #coffeetalk

On February 23rd, Tessa Jordan, Program Head, Sustainable Business Leadership at BCIT helped facilitate a conversation on understanding ESG.

We had a large group of people join for a lively, interactive conversation. Tessa described Environmental, Social and Governance as simply ‘information.’ In her experience, all the companies she has assisted are already doing good things within some or all of those areas. Her recommendation is to start by taking inventory of what your company is currently doing, and create policy statements so you are ready to go when that information is requested in a RFP.

Don't forget, only MCABC members can attend #coffeetalks. Our next session will be on on TSBC’s advertising regulations for licensed contractors.


Join the MCABC Board of Directors

Are you an MCABC Contractor, Affiliate, or Associate interested in leading the change for the mechanical contracting industry in BC? If so, the MCABC Board of Directors would like to hear from you!

We are looking for individuals in the Contractor, Affiliate, and Associate categories who are keen to collaborate with a motivated and dynamic Board of Directors.

If you are interested in putting your name forward or learning more about being a Board Director, please reach out to the 2023 Nominations Committee:


Budget 2023 for BC Government Released

The BC Government has just released the 2023 budget. Of note is the expansion of the 
Climate Action Tax Credit to help people with low and moderate incomes offset the carbon tax, as well as the Future Ready plan to make post-secondary education and skills training more affordable and accessible.

Discover Budget 2023

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