March 15, 2022 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

After a two-year hiatus, the MCAC annual National Conference starts back up Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2022.

For years, Pier 21 in Halifax, N.S., brought people together from all over the world as an entry point to Canada. In September 2022, this iconic Canadian landmark will once again serve as a welcoming point as MCA Canada prepares to hold its first annual National Conference since Nashville in 2019.

"Stating it bluntly, it has been far too long since we have all been together," said Tania Johnston, MCA Canada's Chief Executive Officer. "As a national association representing 1,000 members across the country, this annual event is one of the best ways for us to connect with members, network and discuss important industry issues. We are so excited to have this event on the calendar once again, and we can't wait to see everyone in Halifax."

Conference registration is expected to open on April 1, 2022, and will be available at

Member Update

The 2022 federal budget presents an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a new period of growth and prosperity in Canada. The objective of achieving net-zero emissions depends substantially on our ability to affordably retrofit and construct more energy-efficient buildings.

Learn more in the joint MCAC–CIPH pre-budget submission.


MCAC received a donation of $2,400 from the company in recognition of World Plumbing Day. This donation will be used to support education and training programs in plumbing and hydronic heating.

Thanks to Dahl for their support!


MCAC members now get exclusive offers with TELUS Business. Save on business technology needs to help your business thrive. Solutions include business mobility plans that give you peace of mind with a predictable monthly cost, so you never have to worry about data overages. Plus, get special offers on business security, office internet and collaboration tools.

Login to your member portal to access these offers.


MCA Canada has recently partnered with American Express to help support our business members to improve cash flow when making payments to suppliers. We have partnered with AMEX because of their strong relationship in the region and their ability to turn a cost centre into a new source of revenue as a closed-loop network.

We will be hosting a Lunch & Learn session, presented by Bhauna Patel and Vincent Hubert of American Express. Bhauna is the local Ottawa AMEX Business Development Manager and can provide insights on how mechanical companies in Ottawa have used the AMEX program to push out payments to suppliers while also earning an incentive from their spend.

This free session is scheduled for March 29 at noon ET.


Visit MCA Canada at booth No. 1539

This year's CMPX show is booked for March 23-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

More than 500 exhibitors will be on hand, representing all the products, innovations, applications and information that define the mechanicals industry today.

Attending CMPX 2022 is a fast, affordable, convenient and effective way to connect with all the latest technologies to build both your network of resources and your industry relationships to help move your career ahead.

Register today at and use code MCAC22.


MCA Canada members are invited to participate in a review of the draft of the new Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) for the plumber trade for Canada.

The draft standard was developed at a recent national virtual workshop and includes input from trade experts and apprenticeship instructors from across the country.

Before it is reviewed and evaluated by provincial and territorial industry and apprenticeship committees, industry stakeholders are being given an opportunity to comment on the standard via an online survey.

The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous, although 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.

The deadline to complete the Plumber RSOS Validation Survey is March 30.

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