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As someone involved in the construction industry, you know that payment delays have serious and negative effects on your business and the efficiency of Canada's construction sector.

 
Eligible businesses can claim the 17.5 percent small business deduction on their first $500,000 of income, with some limitations. You can use the resulting tax savings to help your business grow.

 
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
Industry News
CIPH and HRAI are delighted to inform you that Amendment 13 to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

 
Dodge Data & Analytics recently benchmarked the current state of capital project delivery performance and found a statistically significant correlation between use of lean methods and better project outcomes.

 
"We Can Do It!" was the rallying cry for millions of Canadian women who picked up the tools and worked in the skilled trades during World War II. In the decades since, the trades became dominated by men, but that notion is growing old. Slowly, more women are discovering rewarding careers in the trades.

 
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training
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 tania@mcac.ca. Dates of the next program are March 30-April 3 and April 20-24.
 
If you are interested in registering for any of the following courses, please contact your local MCA or CEC at 613-232-5169.
 
January 18-19: Dispatcher – Saskatoon, SK
January 20: Change Notice Management – Saskatoon, SK
February 8: Proactive Service – Calgary, AB
February 9-10: Dispatcher – Nanaimo, BC
March 29-30: Proactive Service for Technicians – Saskatoon, SK
March 30-31: Dispatcher – Calgary, AB
 
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
By the Numbers
Labour market created 153,700 new part-time jobs last year, but just 60,400 full-time positions, a stark contrast to previous two years.

 
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
  • January 19: 9th Annual Industry Night, Hamilton, ON
  • February 2-4: MCA Canada Student Chapter Summit, Hamilton, ON
  • March 3: International Alliance of MCAs Meeting, San Diego, California
  • March 4: CANS Developing Executives Curling Bonspiel, Halifax, NS
  • March 5-9: MCA of America Convention, San Diego, California
  • March 9: MCA Saskatchewan 72nd AGM, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 10-11: MCA Saskatchewan 45th Bonspiel, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day, worldwide
  • March 19-23: CCA National Conference, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • April (TBA): National Stakeholders Red Seal, Ottawa, ON
  • April 9-10: MCA Canada Mid-year Meetings, Ottawa, ON
  • April 11: MCAC and CIPH Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • April 20: MCA Hamilton AGM & Trade Show, Hamilton ON
  • April 21: CANS De-Icer, Halifax, NS
  • April 26: MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
  • 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 11-19: MCA of Ontario AGM, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 25: CANS Golf Tournament, Halifax, NS
  • 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, SK
  • June 22: MCA Sask/Ron Young Memorial Golf, Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, SK
  • June 23: MCA Eastern Regional Meeting, St. John’s, NL
  • June 25-27: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, ON
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Location TBA
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet, Halifax, NS
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29-October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 15-18: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 6-9: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada is a proud supporter of Operation Eyesight. Again in 2016, we encouraged our members to donate to this very important and very worthy cause. We were delighted to learn of donations from the Diggens family through their annual Hike for Life trek, and from MCA NL, which made a generous donation to the cause through a dedicated fundraiser.

 
 

 

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