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MCA Canada has just entered into a new partnership with Aon Risk Management to provide a tailored group home and auto insurance program for our members. Everyone in your company can now benefit from group buying power with discounts up to 20 percent on Aon’s already low rates. See the attached for more information. For a free quote, visit or call 800-448-2539. There are also promotional pieces available for you to promote the program to your employees. For more information, contact MCA Canada.
Please keep an eye out this month for the upcoming 2017 Associates Calendar. It will be arriving in your inbox later this month.
Thanks to a new partnership between MSCC and BOMA Canada, building owners and managers across the country are being encouraged to choose MSCC-certified contractors to service, repair and retrofit their buildings. If your company hasn't already earned its certification, act now—or risk losing out on lucrative business opportunities.

If you are an employer who provides your employees with a short-term disability plan and your plan meets certain requirements, you may be entitled to pay your employment insurance premiums at a rate that is lower than the standard employer rate.

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2016 public review of proposed changes to the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015.

Check out the latest issue of the Canada BIM Council’s monthly newsletter, with interviews with BIM proponents from Cana Construction and Clark Builders—and more.

National construction industry leaders are applauding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the Line 3 replacement project.

A Vancouver corporate training consultant says watching flat screen televisions, computer screens, smart phones and other electronic devices that emit blue light can impair our ability to get a good night's sleep.

The purpose of the network is to support the professional development of women within Canada’s plumbing and heating industry, and to enhance member companies’ opportunities to attract, develop and retain more high-performing female employees.

Hands-on training, the opportunity to improve their skills, and the importance of diversity in the workforce are three of the five themes identified in a survey of young professionals conducted by Construction Dive.

CEC's ongoing partnership with BuildForce Canada means your education council can provide you with access to all the latest construction management and safety-training opportunities.

The Construction Education Council will offer the 39th session of its Gold Seal accredited 10-day project-management program this spring. This course is always a sellout, so don’t delay. Registration is now open. For further information, contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or Dates of the next program are March 30 to April 3 and April 20 to 24.
Canada added 10,700 net jobs last month, with Ontario leading the way, but the country shed 8,700 full-time positions while topping up with part-time jobs.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating has announced dates and locations for the 2017 CIPHEX Roadshow. The show was created as a cost-effective way to connect buyers and sellers in markets that do not have major trade shows. Each show is an opportunity to engage locally, building the relationships exhibitors need to thrive in the marketplace.

Important Dates
  • MarchMCA Canada Winter Meetings, Ottawa, ON
  • March 3–9: MCA of America Convention,  San Diego, California
  • March 4: CANS Developing Executives Curling Bonspiel
  • March 9: MCA Saskatchewan AGM, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 10–11: MCA Saskatchewan 45th Bonspiel, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 19–23: CCA National Conference, Riviera Maya, Mexico              
  • April: National Stakeholders Red Seal, Ottawa, Ontario              
  • April 21: CANS De-Icer, Halifax, NS
  • April 26: MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, Manitoba              
  • April 26–27: CMMTQ MCEE Tradeshow, Montréal, QC              
  • May: MCA Western Regional Meeting, TBA, SK
  • May 5–7: MCA British Columbia/Alberta Conference, Victoria, BC               
  • May 9–11: MCA of Ontario AGM, Edinburgh, Scotland   
  • May 26–28: CCA Meetings, St. John’s, NL
  • June 6: MCA Canada Western Regional Meetings, Saskatoon, SK
  • June 15: MCA Sask/ASHRAE Golf Tournament, Deer Valley Golf Club, Deer Valley, SK
  • June 22: MCA Sask/Ron Young Memorial Golf, Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, Saskatoon, SK
  • June: MCA Eastern Regional Meeting, St. John’s, NL
  • June 25–27: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet      
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 6–9: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
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