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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

For the first time ever, MCA Canada is hosting a virtual business conference to bring together thought leaders in Canada’s mechanical contracting and construction industry.

This full-day program will be hosted online on May 27, with $50 of each registration fee being donated to Food Banks Canada. The program will explore a variety of topics, including economic forecasts, new technologies emerging in the wake of COVID-19, virtual skills training and new trends in contractual/project delivery methods.

For more information and to register, visit mcac.ca/event/beyond-2020-mca-canadas-virtual-business-conference.

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):

Be sure to also check out our COVID-19 updates page for recordings of previous webinars.

MCA Alberta is offering a series of four webinars over the next two weeks on subjects of board interest and appeal to mechanical contractors. The provincial association has also announced that all MCA Canada members may participate in the sessions at the MCA Alberta rate.

A full listing of the webinars appears below, and you can view MCA Canada’s full program of events at mcac.ca/event-calendar.

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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Construction Association is recommending the federal government implements a COVID-19 recovery plan for the construction industry. However, before the plan is put into action, the Liberals should help the industry by ensuring it is well-positioned to do its part, according to CCA president Mary Van Buren.
Source: HPAC Magazine
“Safe operation of HVAC and building water management systems are critical components of building readiness and reopening, and ASHRAE’s resources provide a framework for developing plans in a variety of building types,” said ASHRAE president Darryl K. Boyce.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada has released the results of a recent survey of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration specialists. The survey suggests that most firms in the sector have faced a drastic drop in business despite being considered an essential service across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The potential losses for owners, contractors and subcontractors caused by COVID-19 could be substantial. The losses may result in legislative remedies that could change insurance policies, according to Rob Kennaley of Kennaley Construction Law.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Links Network
Canada Green Building Council is sharing research from a new study, which suggests that the building industry must do more to ensure professionals have access to skills and knowledge needed to deliver zero carbon buildings at scale.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
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Source: Daily Commercial News
Recent data from Statistics Canada shows that the Canadian economy lost a record high of almost two million last month as non-essential services closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Statistics Canada
“The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2 percent to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9 percent), Quebec (-18.1 percent) and British Columbia (-19.4 percent), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Source: HistoryNet.com

0254: St. Stephen I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1588: King Henry III flees Paris after Henry of Guise triumphantly enters the city.
1641: The chief advisor to Charles I, Thomas Wentworth, is beheaded in the Tower of London
1780: Charleston, South Carolina falls to British forces.
1863: With a victory at the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi, Union General Ulysses S. Grant closes in on Vicksburg.
1881: Tunisia, in North Africa becomes a French protectorate.
1885: In the Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against the Canadian government.
1926: The Airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
1932: The body of Charles Lindbergh's baby is found.
1935: Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by "Bill W.," a stockbroker, and "Dr. Bob S.," a heart surgeon.
1940: The Nazi conquest of France begins with the crossing Musee River.
1942: The Soviet Army launches its first major offensive of the war, taking Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine.
1943: Axis forces in North Africa surrender.
1949: The Berlin Blockade ends.
1969: Viet Cong sappers try unsuccessfully to overrun Landing Zone Snoopy in Vietnam.

UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: Daily Commercial News
McMillan LLP will host a moderated virtual panel discussion on May 14, which will feature four top executives from national construction organizations.
Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.



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