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Good news for anyone who's ever wanted to attend the Construction Education Council's acclaimed Project Management Program, but couldn't justify the time or expense of being away from home: our fall 2020 session is going virtual.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us good reason to change the format and approach of our Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited program. Delivering this course session over a virtual platform is the right thing to do given the current environment. It also allows us to include those people who have always wanted to participate in this exceptional course, but simply couldn't spare the time away from home to join us.

We will offer this year's program online for two days a week over 10 weeks in November, December, January and February.

Don't delay in registering. Class sizes are limited, and seats are filling up quickly. This course is always popular, and has attracted nearly 900 participants over its 40 sessions to date.

For more information and to register, visit https://mcac.ca/event/project-management-for-contractors-10-day-gold-seal-accredited-program

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Member Update
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, which saw more than $17,000 awarded to deserving students in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.

Join us on October 15 for the second in our series of fall/winter webinars.

In Prepare for the Months and Years after COVID, you'll learn about how to prepare your business and your people for the months and years ahead.

MCAC and CEC are offering these webinars in conjunction with MCA Inc.—a team of some our most popular instructors—and at no cost to you. The sessions will introduce you to topics that MCA Inc. will cover more in depth during future training sessions this fall.

On October 21 and 22, the Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association will host its Women Empowering Women in HVACR virtual convention.

The two-day event provides opportunities for professional development and networking for women in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning trades.

The event’s platinum sponsor is MCA Canada’s Women in Mechanical Construction group, and MCAC CEO Tania Johnston will speak about her experiences breaking through the industry’s glass ceiling on the second day of the conference.

Registration is now open, and if you enter the special discount code ORACMCAC20, you can receive $5 off your digital ticket. Note that this coupon code is valid only from September 1 to 14.

Learn more about this great event, and register today at the special discounted rate, at https://cvent.me/3EayX7.

CIPHEX Virtual is Canada's online trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics and HVACR. See below for a special promo code from MCAC that gives you free registration for two webinars. Registration for the trade show and exhibits is always free. Attend anytime from November 2 to 27. The show will be open 24/7 so you can visit whenever, and as many times, as you like.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) are supportive of the federal government’s announcement that $10 billion will be invested over the next three years by the Canada Infrastructure Bank to support Canada’s economic recovery, including $2 billion for retrofits of buildings to make them more energy efficient.
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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
At CanaData’s virtual conference, four economists spent time speaking of the extremely uneven prospects across different sectors. The conversation sparked hope that the economy would rebound from a financially dismal 2020. 
Source: Construction Links
The federal government and Canada Infrastructure Bank growth plan announced last week is a promising step in securing jobs and boosting the economy through infrastructure investment. For the plan to be successful, tendering the projects and a swift flow of funds must be prioritized.
Source: Daily Commercial News
MCAC is urging mechanical contractors to improve how they track changes in productivity during COVID-19 and in the future to keep track of costs and avoid falling behind competitors.
Source: ReNew Canada
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is releasing the first-ever national strategy for Supporting Women in Trades to celebrate National Women’s History Month.
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By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
In August, the total value of building permits rose 1.7 per cent to $8.1 billion. According to Statistics Canada, this was driven by increased activity in the residential sector in Ontario and Quebec. 
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IPEX Inc.
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Source: HistoryNet.com

1014: The Byzantine Emperor Basil earns the title "Slayer of Bulgers" after he orders the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops.
1801: Napoleon Bonaparte imposes a new constitution on Holland.
1847: Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
1866: The Reno brothers—Frank, John, Simeon and William—commit the country's first train robbery near Seymore, Indiana netting $10,000.
1927: The first "talkie," The Jazz Singer, opens with popular entertainer Al Jolson singing and dancing in blackface. By 1930, silent movies were a thing of the past.
1941: German troops renew their offensive against Moscow.
1965: Patricia Harris takes post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.
1966: Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin.
1969: Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.
1973: Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War.
1981: Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.
1987: Fiji becomes a republic independent of the British Commonwealth.
1995: Astronomers discover 51 Pegasi is the second star known to have a planet orbiting it.
2000: Yugoslavia's president Slobodan Milosevic and Argentina's vice-president Carlos Alvarez both resign from their respective offices.
2007: Explorer and author Jason Lewis becomes the first person to complete a human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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