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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, as well as 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

MCA Canada, as part of its commitment to providing members with useful and pertinent information, continues to run a series of webinars on relevant topics.

The following is a list of upcoming webinars from MCA Canada (all times are listed in Eastern):

  • 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 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • In Supercharge Revenue Generation Through Your Field Service Technicians, you'll learn about the specific actions your organization can take to improve technician revenue generation effectiveness. This session is scheduled for May 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

Be sure to also check out a recording of Worried About Water Quality After Building Shutdown?, a webinar presented by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating this afternoon at 1 p.m.

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Industry News
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Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public-private partnerships (P3s) have been able to continue. Some of these builds, including hospitals and schools, have even been sped up.
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Public Services and Procurement Canada's Real Property Branch is pushing for digital procurement for its own buildings and to better serve the industry.
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In a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors online panel, three global construction supply-chain specialists shared that they foresee major problems for niche sectors following the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, the building industry looks like it will be able to move forward battered but unbroken.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Before Canada took steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the economy peaked in February, according to the C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council.
The Canadian Construction Association is hosting a webinar on May 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Expert panelists will discuss some of the financial relief packages available to construction business owners.
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Innovation & Technology
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At CanBIM’s recent online conference, global tech company Willow said it is connecting digital twinning with complicated projects and expansive property portfolios.
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Salus Pro, Salus’ Vancouver-based safety management software company, can help contractors cope with COVID-19. To prove it, Salus CEO and co-founder Gabriel Guetta says the company wants to make the software free for as long as it can.
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By the Numbers
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Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce collaborated on the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, which reveals responses from more than 12,600 businesses across all sectors that took part in a questionnaire about COVID-19’s impact on their business between April 3 and 24.
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The majority of Canadian small business owners say COVID-19 has affected their operations negatively, with one third of them saying they are worried about the viability of their company over the next year, according to a new CIBC poll.

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1494: Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica, which he names Santa Gloria.
1821: Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of St. Helena.
1862: Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeat troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.
1886: A bomb explodes on the fourth day of a workers' strike in Chicago.
1912: Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing.
1916: U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1920: Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested for murder.
1935: American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.
1942: General Joseph Stilwell learns that the Japanese have cut his railway out of China and is forced to lead his troops into India.
1945: Holland and Denmark are liberated from Nazi control.
1961: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
1968: U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.
1969: Pulitzer Prize awarded to Norman Mailer for his 'nonfiction novel' Armies of the Night, an account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon.
1987: Congress opens Iran-Contra hearings.
2000: The Sun, Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn align – Earth's moon is also almost in this alignment – leading to Doomsday predictions of massive natural disasters, although such a 'grand confluence' occurs about once in every century.

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Events
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Organizers of CMPX, Canada’s largest trade show for the plumbing and HVAC/R industry, announced in March that the 2020 CMPX event scheduled for the end of that month would be postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Now, the show has been rescheduled to 2022.
 

 

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