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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

If you haven't already registered for Beyond 2020 – MCA Canada’s Virtual Business Conference, what are you waiting for?

Our first-ever virtual business conference to bring together thought leaders in Canada’s mechanical contracting and construction industry starts tomorrow morning—May 27—at 10:30 ET.

The full-day 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. Registration is open to members as well as non-member firms, and MCA Canada will donate $50 from each registration fee to Food Banks Canada.

For more information and to register, visit pheedloop.com/beyond2020/site/register.

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Source: BuildForce Canada
The April Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada shares sobering news for our country’s economy in general, and the construction industry in particular, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect employment numbers.
Source: Construction Links Network
Governments around the world are faced with difficult decisions about diverting funds from infrastructure projects as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on budgets.
Source: HPAC Magazine
The series from the Canadian Hydronics Council includes five one-hour sessions.
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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
Infectious disease specialists from countries around the world are requesting that the World Health Organization (WHO) address interior air quality of public buildings to improve the health and well-being of occupants.
Source: HPAC Magazine
The subsidy is being offered for a limited time until June 30 or until it is exhausted.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
From an occupational health and safety perspective, there are several things employers should do to make sure workers are safe from COVID-19.
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N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: ConstrucTech
Digital twin technology can rapidly create and control physical systems while delivering value to the companies using it.
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Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Construction was down 300 jobs according to the April ADP Canada National Employment Report.
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Source: HistoryNet.com

0017: Germanicus of Rome celebrates his victory over the Germans.
1670: Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.
1736: British and Chickasaw forces defeat the French at the Battle of Ackia.
1831: The Russians defeat the Poles at the Battle of Ostroleka.
1835: A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
1865: The last Confederate army surrenders in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1868: President Andrew Johnson is acquitted of all charges of impeachment.
1896: The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, is crowned.
1940: The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.
1946: A patent is filed in the United States for the H-bomb.
1961: A U.S. Air Force bomber flies across the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
1969: Apollo 10 returns to Earth.
1977: The movie Star Wars debuts.

Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.
Events
Source: CAF-FCA
In this webinar, Athabasca University President Dr Neil Fassina will share some of the lessons learned from 25 years of online and distance learning, and explore what is possible for the delivery of skilled trades technical training.
 

 

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