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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

On May 27, MCA Canada will host its first-ever 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, 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.

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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
Construction associations in Canada are welcoming the federal government’s plan to introduce a COVID-19 funding stream from a pre-existing infrastructure program, but more information is needed on which projects qualify and how the funding will be distributed.
Source: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
On May 13, the Ministry of Economic Development and Official Languages released details of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Source: Daily Commercial News
A recent Canada Green Building Council study shows that the building industry still has work to do to ensure professionals have access to skills and knowledge required to deliver zero carbon buildings.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Last week, Canada Green Building Council shared its perspective with key federal ministers in a document called Ready, set, grow: How the green building industry can re-ignite Canada's economy.
Source: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association is sharing guidelines for building owners and operators that want to re-open buildings during the pandemic.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Construction will play a key role in the recovery of Canada’s economy. Governments at all levels are thinking about stimulus packages and other ways to get people back to work quickly, so now is the time for policy-makers to consider how to better support the workforce and economy long term.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
The design and construction of new buildings that meet environmental ratings and criterion are usually the centre of attention. It’s time to place just as much focus on upgrading older buildings.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Concordia University in Montreal has launched a new Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Engineering and Management, aimed at putting Industry 4.0 at the forefront and encouraging companies to embrace and use new technology, including drones, digital imaging and remote sensing applications.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
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Source: HPAC Magazine
“It’s not a regular recession, as it was caused by a health crisis, and parts of the economy will come back online quickly,” said Peter Norman, vice president and chief economist with Altus Group, in a webinar held by CIPH and HRAI last week.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ Business Barometer increased by 6.8 index points to 53.2 at the beginning of this month, but half of small business owners say their companies are in bad shape.
IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.

Source: HistoryNet.com 

1303: A peace treaty is signed between England and France.
1520: Hernando Cortes defeats Spanish troops sent against him in Mexico.
1674: John Sobieski becomes Poland's first king.
1774: Parliament passes the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. The acts close the port of Boston.
1775: North Carolina becomes the first colony to declare its independence.
1784: The Peace of Versailles ends a war between France, England and Holland.
1799: Napoleon Bonaparte orders a withdrawal from his siege of St. Jean d'Acre in Egypt.
1861: North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union.
1862: President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act, providing 250 million acres of free land to settlers in the West.
1874: Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
1902: The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ends.
1927: Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York for Paris.
1930: The first airplane is catapulted from a dirigible.
1932: Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1939: Pan American Airways starts the first regular passenger service across the Atlantic.
1942: Japan completes the conquest of Burma.
1951: During the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Captain James Jabara becomes the first jet air ace in history.
1961: A white mob attacks civil rights activists in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969: In South Vietnam, troops of the 101st Airborne Division reach the top of Hill 937 after nine days of fighting entrenched North Vietnamese forces.
1970: 100,000 people march in New York, supporting U.S. policies in Vietnam.

 

 

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