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Member Update

Sponsorship is now open for MCA Canada's 76th National Conference taking place November 6-9, 2017 in Maui, Hawaii. Our Sponsorship Program includes several levels, each offering a unique blend of
networking and marketing opportunities. These opportunities increase your profile while
allowing delegates to familiarize themselves with the outstanding products and services
your company provides. Bring your brand to life and reach a select demographic of professional decision makers and industry influencers from all across the country. You can view the Sponsorship Brochure by clicking the link below, visiting the website at, emailing or call 613.232.0492.

Time's running out to apply for the 2017 CEC and Federated Insurance Scholarship. The deadline to apply is this Friday! If your company has an employee who has a son or daughter currently studying to be in the mechanical contracting industry, or if you're a member of an MCA student chapter, this scholarship can help. CEC and Federated Insurance have partnered on this intiative for 12 years now. For more information, download the scholarship criteria and the scholarship application. You can also contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or

Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, is going to the House of Commons for review and consideration by Members of Parliament. MCA Canada, together with the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada, has been working hard to get this bill passed in the Senate. We now need your help to get it passed in the House of Commons. Please use our tool to write to your Member of Parliament seeking their support for this very important piece of legislation. Simply go to, fill in a few details and click send. It’s as easy as that! MCA Canada and the NTCCC will continue to lobby on your behalf on Parliament Hill to get this bill passed!

Great news. The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) has agreed to further suspended the $75 fee for the MSCC Gold Standard Certified Technicians exam until the end of the year. Your service journeymen can register to take the exam at no cost. Simply email the MSCC office, include the list of techs to take the exam and send it directly to Isn't it time you made the leap to truly differentiate your company from the rest?


As part of the Government of Canada's Investing in Canada plan, the Canada Infrastructure Bank is a new tool that municipalities could use to build more infrastructure in communities across Canada. The Bank would be an additional way to build new infrastructure by attracting private sector and institutional investors to support the transformational infrastructure that Canadian communities need. If approved by Parliament, the Bank would invest $35 billion from the federal government into transformative infrastructure projects. $15 billion would be sourced from the over $180 billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, including:

- $5 billion for public transit systems;
- $5 billion for trade and transportation corridors; and,
- $5 billion for green infrastructure projects, including those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deliver clean air and safe water systems, and promote renewable power.

Capital spending on non-residential tangible assets is anticipated to edge up 0.8% in 2017, following two consecutive annual declines. Public and private sector organizations anticipate spending $240.5 billion on non-residential tangible capital assets in 2017, edging up 0.8% from 2016. Among the 20 industrial sectors, 7 anticipate higher spending on non-residential tangible capital assets in 2017. The largest increase is projected in the public administration sector, where spending is expected to rise from $32.3 billion in 2016 to $35.5 billion in 2017.


It’s back! The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce fall dates for its always-popular Project Management for Contractors course. The highly acclaimed Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. It takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions. To date, nearly 900 managers have graduated from the program. Week one of the program is scheduled for November 16-20; week two is booked for December 7-11. This program always sells out, so don’t delay. Register today.


Like many of today's household devices, modern infrastructure is gaining the ability to collect and exchange valuable data using wireless devices that monitor the health of buildings and bridges, for example, in real time. But wireless systems for underground infrastructure, such as utility pipelines, are much more difficult to test in the field, especially during rare and extreme events such as earthquakes.

Associates Corner

IPEX Inc. designs and manufactures one of the world’s most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems: pipe, valves and fittings. All are engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s mechanical, industrial and municipal applications. With more than 50 years’ experience in thermoplastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution centres and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation and performance. One supplier to stand behind you and your complete piping system.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-473-9462.


1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain.
1759 – General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
1898 – First solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1929 – 1st color TV demo (NYC).
1946 – The Canadian Parliament establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship with the Canadian Citizenship Act.
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1967 – The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".
1974 – U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission.
2007 – Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997.
2013 – NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.


There's still room for you to join us July 12th for this year's Annual CEC Fundraising Golf Tournament. There's only a month to go and we would very much like to fill the course with our members. It's a great course and its always a lot of fun.  Enjoy a round of golf, a fantastic BBQ lunch, on-course games, a prime rib dinner, and a chance to win prizes and trophies. This year’s tournament will be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, ON. Registration is now open and there are plenty of sponsorship opportunities still available. Learn more on our website or by contacting

Important Dates
  • June 25-27: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, ON
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Royal Ontario Golf Club, Milton, ON
  • 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 2-4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, 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
Membership Advantage Program

MCA Canada has a long-standing partnership with Petro-Canada. They carry a wide range of quality fuels including gasoline, diesel, aviation and alternative fuels. From SuperClean gasoline and residential heating fuels, to propane, natural gas and heavy fuel oils, they are the market leader in the consumer, commercial and industrial marketplace. To find out how you can save with Petro-Canada, email

MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing the needless tragedy of preventable blindness. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. MCA Canada's members, offices and staff have made significant contributions to help in this worthwhile cause but we still have a long way to go.




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