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Join the dozens of MCA Canada members who have already registered for the 2018 Annual National Conference in Whistler, British Columbia from September 19 to 22. Our venue of choice is the incredible Westin Whistler Resort and Spa nestled in the Coastal Mountains. While attending our conference and learning from the wide variety of speakers we have booked, you'll also enjoy unlimited outdoor adventure, fine dining, nightlife, shopping, golf, and exciting social events. Don't delay. Register today! And please remember to book your hotel room at just $209 per night.
CEC's annual fundraising golf tournament is just eight days away. If you haven't signed up already, you'd better act quick. This popular event is always a success, and always a great time. Play this year is at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario on July 11. As always, all proceeds from the event go to support CEC’s ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with innovative education programming. Learn more at CEC's website, or by contacting Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) is proud to welcome Arpi’s Industries Ltd. from Calgary, AB to our growing list of Gold Standard contractors. This designation signifies your organization as an elite-level contractor in Canada. It verifies your company implements industry leading, best-business practices in specific key competencies including technical excellence, safety, training, documentation, security, customer service, and business acumen. Congratulations to the entire team at Arpi's Industries Ltd! Visit the MSCC website to learn more about how your company can become an MSCC Gold Standard Contractor.
The GreenON rebate program, which funded incentives for renovators to buy qualified heat pumps, insulation, solar panels, thermostats and other energy-saving projects, has been closed. The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program.
Finance ministers from across the country weighed the consequences of Canada’s intensifying trade dispute with the United States recently as the federal government worked to finalize details of its retaliation against Donald Trump’s tariffs.
The federal government is providing up to $2 billion in funding and support for workers in Canada's steel, aluminum and manufacturing sectors, areas of the economy affected by Trump's metals tariffs
The business outlook survey indicator increased to its highest level since the second quarter of 2011, but almost all of the interviews with firms for the survey were done before the U.S. announcement of metals tariffs.
Each summer, following the tax filing season, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses information from an individual’s income tax and benefit return, along with the return of their spouse or common-law partner, to calculate benefit and credit payments for the upcoming year. Starting in July, eligible benefit and credit recipients may notice changes to their payment amounts.
CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer the highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in Toronto, ON from October 17 to 19. This conference focuses not on how to estimate but rather project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no-go strategies, putting together a proposal, and what a general contractor looks for in its selection process—to name a few. Jack Wilhelmi and Tim Wentz from MCA America will lead the conference; Dan Leduc from Norton Rose Fulbright will deliver a special session of his own. Registration is limited to just 30 people, so register today!
More than 1,000 students have completed the 10-day PM course since its inception in 2000. This latest session is sure to be another sellout. If you have a new hire or someone looking to upgrade or refresh their PM skills, this is the course for them! As a bonus, the program is Gold Seal accredited for those who wish to pursue their certification.
As with all courses, be sure to look into the Canada Job Grant for funding assistance.
FRANKE-KINDRED Canada Ltd. is pleased to join CEC in launching a new 2018 scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a dependent of an MCA member company employee while they pursue their apprenticeship in a mechanical trade. The scholarship deadline is July 31. If you know of someone who qualifies please share this information.
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1035: William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087.
1608: Samuel de Champlain starts building his trading post on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. It is the first European settlement in Canada.
1775: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army (American Revolution).
1797: Law Society of Upper Canada established.
1812: Lt Frederic Rolette captures U.S. General William Hull's schooner with American plans for invading Canada.
1812: All Americans are ordered to leave Canada.
1819: The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
1863: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1884: Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.
1886: Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.
1898: Joshua Slocum, from Briar Island, NS, the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe.
1934: Bank of Canada Act passes with a mandate to issue currency and regulate the money supply.
1962: Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1987: Quebec becomes the first city in North America to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Activity in the manufacturing sector rose 0.8 percent.
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- July 11: CEC Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Milton, ON
- September 7–9: MCA Toronto Conference & AGM, Muskoka, ON
- September 19–22: MCA Canada Annual National Conference, Whistler, BC
Join now and save 5₵ per litre! – The Shell Fleet Navigator Card is a pre-approved MasterCard that gives you savings on fuel, car washes, and more! Use it at over 1,300 Shell stations, as well as any other service station or maintenance location where MasterCard is accepted. Save 5¢ off each litre of fuel purchased at Shell stations until September 30th and 3¢ per litre ongoing thereafter. Get 500 AIR MILES when you make your first purchase by October 15, 2018. Up to 30 percent off car washes at participating Shell locations. Ten percent discount on Jiffy Lube products and services, including oil changes on purchases over $100. Access to discounted 24/7 roadside assistance. Take advantage of this extraordinary discount by contacting MCA Canada at email@example.com, visit www.mcac.ca or call 613-232-0492. Please note MCA Canada is no longer partnered with PetroCanada.