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Member Update

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to be back once again at the Royal Ontario Golf Club to raise funds for the Construction Education Council and its exceptional education programming for the industry!

This annual tournament directs all funds raised to support our ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with ongoing and innovative new educational programming. The fundraising from this tournament will be put toward a major CEC project!

Learn more about our annual tournament and plan to join us on Sept. 29.

Attention MCA Canada members: 

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for the 2021 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series to August 27. 
This year, our association and our valued partners will award close to $16,000 in scholarships to students studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.

There's never been a better time than now to share this great news — and this great program — with your colleagues and employees.

Learn more about our annual program at

New Masterclass Webinar Series – 2021 Edition
Jonas Software®
Jonas’ all-in-one construction & service management software helps mechanical businesses likes yours optimize operations and be more profitable. Join our Masterclass Series webinars to learn how you can: 

-Save your company time and effort. 
-Gain better insight into your business.  
-Improve workflow efficiencies. 
-Grow your business. 
-Make better decisions. 
Click here to check out our upcoming masterclass webinar

You are invited to participate in a review of the draft of the new Red Seal Occupational Standard for the Steamfitter/Pipefitter trade for Canada.

A draft of the standard was developed at a national virtual workshop attended by trade experts and apprenticeship instructors from across Canada. After this online survey is completed, provincial and territorial industry and apprenticeship committees will also review and validate this standard. In preparation for this step, we would like to give individuals who would like to participate the opportunity to do so.

For this trade, the standard is divided into Major Work Activities, which are broken down into Tasks, which are further broken down into distinct Sub-Tasks.

The survey is completely voluntary and is anonymous, though if you possess a Red Seal, the first digits of your Red Seal number will be requested (these do not identify any individual).

All comments will be forwarded to your province/territory’s apprenticeship authority to review with their committees for consideration.

To complete the survey, please click below.

Steamfitter/Pipefitter RSOS Validation Survey

You can start the survey and resume at a later time, as long as you work from the same device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) every time. Please note that the deadline to complete the survey is Aug. 30, 2021.

Thank you for participating in the survey.

Source: Daily Commercial News
"The latest 2021 International Construction Market Survey lists the most expensive places worldwide to build and forecasts labour and material shortages continuing to raise construction costs across many global markets to 2023."
Source: ConstructionLinks
Canada's shortage of skilled workers is intensifying, which could threaten the pace of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has policymakers looking at a largely untapped market for new construction workers: women.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
The U.S. and Canada have signed a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protective Agency announced. The agreement will further improve cooperation in the area of energy efficiency and ensure the Energy Star tool is enhanced. 
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
"Ductless split systems are becoming more and more popular within the Canadian market. According to the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), ductless split systems showed an increase of 126 percent at the end of the second quarter."
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Construction Education Council are once again proud to present the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo.

Our fall program will be held online once again, and will be offered two days a week for 10 weeks between September and December. This will mark the 41st session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.

This course is one of our premiere offerings. Learn more, and sign up today!

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Now that the U.S. is back on board with the Paris Agreement, Canada is facing pressure to meet the international goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 C by 2050. 
Canadian Trade Services Ltd
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Federated Insurance
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: HPAC Magazine
In 2021's second quarter, total building permits declined slightly to $31 billion (1.7 per cent).


1582: Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.
1779: Louis XVI of France frees the last remaining serfs on royal land.
1841: Oronhyatekha (“Burning Cloud”) is born on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford. In 1866, he completes a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, becoming the first Indigenous person to earn a degree at a Canadian university.
1846: The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson.
1911: The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
1954: The groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held at Massena, New York.
1960: NASA launches Discoverer 13 satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.
1970: Rocker Jim Morrison tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior." Although convicted and sentenced to jail, he was free on bond while his case was being appealed.
1975: David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.
1977: U.S. and Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.
1997: The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.
2006: All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes after Scotland Yard disrupts a a major terrorist plot involving liquid explosives. After a few weeks, the toiletries ban was modified.


CanBIM is hosting a special event on Aug. 25. The CanBIM Technical Summit on Construction Estimating will offer informative and innovative insights into how companies can work on improving the estimating process while navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in the industry today.

Attend this half-day event at no charge to hear about the latest technology and tools available to improve your processes and productivity.

MCA Canada is a proud member of CanBIM.




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