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MCA Canada is seeking the feedback of members in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take just a few minutes to fill out our short, six-question survey. Your answers will remain anonymous, and will help us guide our response as your national association.

In an effort to help you manage your business through this complex and challenging time, we at MCA Canada have created a dedicated page on our website that is filled with important resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

There, you'll find recordings of our latest webinars on:

  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines,
  • Dealing with Labour Issues during COVID-19,
  • Cyber Security, IT and Remote Working, and
  • Operational Health and Safety in the Age of COVID-19.

You'll also find a list of frequently asked questions for employers, including:

  • The latest updates on the COVID-19 economic response plan
  • How do I fill out records of employment stemming from COVID-19?
  • How has the work-sharing program been modified to address COVID-19?
  • What is the temporary wage subsidy?

Look for this information and much more, and check back often for updates.

Member Update
Source: HPAC Magazine
The Canadian Construction Association has called on the government to create an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Relief Program to assist contractors with the financial losses associated with project shutdown delays and lost productivity.
Source: HPAC Magazine
MCAC consulted with experts at OHS Global Risk Solutions to create a guide on health and safety and the safe operation of job sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled two new webinars for MCA Canada members.

  • In Technology Selection 101: Secrets from a Consultant, you'll learn secrets of how to select software that your company will actually use. Join us for this informative session from technology expert Jeff Sample on April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. ET.
  • In The Business Value of BIM, you'll learn about the value of this exciting new technology from a mechanical contractor's perspective. Topics discussed will include quantifying BIM's benefits for mechanical contractors, how to benchmark yourselves for success with BIM, how to establish realistic goals for BIM success, no matter your expertise—and more. Join us for this session on May 6, from noon to 1 p.m. ET.

For more information on these webinars, and to register, visit the events page of our website.

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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Construction Association is asking members and colleagues to take part in a call to action, requesting that the federal government creates an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Relief Program.
Source: HPAC Magazine
The Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic document lists "Workers such as plumbers, electricians ... and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences."
Source: HPAC Magazine
The federal government says the emergency subsidy will apply at a rate of 75 per cent of the first $58,700 that an employee normally earns (up to $847/week) lasting for 12 weeks from March 15 to June 6. To be eligible, employers must experience a drop in gross revenues of at least 30 percent in March, April or May compared to 2019.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
COVID-19 pandemic – only five per cent foresee adding on full-time staff in the next three months, while 63 per cent say they will be cutting back.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
By the Numbers
Source: On-Site Magazine
Canada lost just over one million jobs, or 5.3 percent of all positions, last month as all levels of government urged residents to stay home and businesses to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Excluding Vancouver, the value of permits for multi-family dwellings rose across Canada in February. Early March estimates are revealing the effect COVID-19 had on the industry.
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Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.

Source: HistoryNet.com

1755: English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language.
1858: At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists.
1861: President Lincoln mobilizes Federal army.
1865: Abraham Lincoln dies from John Wilkes Booth's assassination bullet.
1871: "Wild Bill" Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1912: With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.
1923: The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.
1923: Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
1948: Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces.
1952: President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.
1955: Ray Kroc starts the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants.
1959: Cuban leader Fidel Castro begins a U.S. goodwill tour.
1971: North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops are on a rescue mission.
1986: U.S. warplanes attack Libya.




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