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September 28 - October 1, 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to be holding its 79th Annual National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 28 to October 1, 2022!

Join MCAC in the beautiful maritime city of Halifax as we RECONNECT in '22! We have a great program of networking, education, and social events planned, and we can't wait to RECONNECT with members from coast-to-coast-to-coast!

Visit to register, or the conference website to learn more!

Wolseley Canada Inc

Together with our colleagues at the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating and Ralph Suppa, CAE, MCA Canada appeared today in front of the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology to discuss the importance of the mechanical contracting sector in the move to net zero and increased energy efficiency in the built environment.

"Billions of dollars are being invested in energy efficiency, retrofits and new construction over the years ahead at all levels of government,” said MCA Canada CEO Tania Johnston. "To help small businesses in our sector, we need a coordinated plan with federal and provincial buy-in that helps more skilled workers in trades like ours that are especially important to solving Canada’s problems.”


Get your foursome together and join us on Wednesday, July 13 at the spectacular Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario for a day of food, fun and friendly competition.

The Royal Ontario course combines rolling countryside, nine large ponds, mature trees, generous and narrow fairways, and large and small greens as part of a design that is sure to test every aspect of your game!

Don't wait. Register your team today!

Having your company stand out is easy when you sponsor our tournament!



The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly presents the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two, five-day sessions.

This will mark the 40th session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.

This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to help you:

  • Improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company's bottom line
  • Take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment
  • Increase your own project "lessons learned" by learning from experiences of other participants
  • Be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company's project management process
  • Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
  • Enjoy your projects!

Week 1: November 10-14, 2022
Week 2: December 8-12, 2022

Registration cutoff: October 28, 2022 (unless sold out)

For more information and to register, visit


Own a business that deserves a boost? Apply for a chance to receive $25,000 in funding, advertising, and technology.


The MCA Canada’s Women in Construction Committee is pleased to announce the launch of its quarterly newsletter, The Voice of Women in Mechanical Construction.

With this newsletter, WiMC committee’s hope is to create something that is sincere, genuine and helpful to the members of the WiMC Initiative Group.

Check out MCA Canada’s WIMC social media at:

True Commercial Performance
Bradford White Canada Inc.®
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Thank you to the following associate member companies for participating in the 2022 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series.

MCA Canada will showcase two sponored companies each week over the course of the next couple of months in the Exchanger. Keep a look out on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages as well.


June 21 – The Journey of a Trade Contractor’s Invoice
June 22 – A Step by Step Guide to Dispute Adjudication
June 23 – The Evolution of Contracts Under Prompt Payment Legislation

Each day: 11 am to 12 noon MDT 
These sessions will provide details required to help your business prepare to successfully operate within the rules of prompt payment legislation. Invoicing protocols, forms and notices, the process of adjudicating disputes, and what you need to know before legislation is enacted on August 29, 2022.
This legislation will dramatically impact the manner in which invoices are rendered and will set mandatory time periods in which payments must be made to all parties involved in the construction chain. The webinar will include over 50 FAQs relating to prompt payment, builders’ liens and holdbacks, adjudication, consolidation, the transition period and what your organization can do to get prepared. It will also include a segment on lessons learned from other provinces who have prompt payment legislation already in place.
Registration is now open. Learn more here.


Source: Daily Commercial News
It’s clear across Canada that inflation has taken a hold of the economy and construction is feeling the impacts.

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Source: Daily Commercial News
The Canada Green Building Council’s latest zero carbon design standard for all buildings in Canada, which includes embodied carbon targets for the first time, will be released this month.

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Source: Daily Commercial News
Companies touting their use of renewable energy may be overstating their contributions to the fight against climate change, new research suggests.

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Dobbin Sales Limited
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.

The MCA Canada Jobsite Journal is a daily log to help track projects, including:

  • site conditions,
  • weather conditions,
  • productivity/time loss and reasons,
  • area/work in progress,
  • subtrade reports,
  • daily report reminders,
  • and more.

Daily and Weekly Reports track work site conditions, progress and delays which prevent costly claims. The Daily Reports record work site conditions and progress, while the Weekly Reports detail delays and provide space to give a more specific explanation of that week's progress.

For MCA Canada members, this valuable tool is available for only $11.50.

Armstrong Fluid Technology
Flocor, Inc.

Are labour estimates taking too long and reducing your productivity and profitability? You can increase your profitability by utilizing a streamlined, systematic approach for labour estimating.

MCA Canada members will have access to the MCAA WebLEM, which streamlines labour estimating by allowing your estimators to access labour estimates that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for mechanical contractors everywhere!

  • You can quickly search and retrieve data with our search engine, which will look for any text that is found across the entire database and provide links to relevant information.
  • Download any labour table as soon as data is exported into Microsoft Excel or CSV.
  • Up-to-date labour units are available on our website on the latest products and joining methods. When items are new or changed, they will be highlighted in yellow over the next 12 months.
Source: Daily Commercial News
New technologies and digital tools are becoming more commonplace across various industries and all sectors of Canada's economy. However, the construction industry is still a technology laggard.
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Source: Daily Commercial News
The economy added 40,000 jobs in May, driven by a gain in full-time jobs as the labour market continued to tighten and wages pushed higher, Statistics Canada said Friday.

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Source: Plumbing HVAC
In the construction sector, employers were looking to fill 81,900 vacancies, reports Statistics Canada. Job openings in the construction sector saw an unprecedented rise in March, increasing 27 per cent following five consecutive monthly declines.

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1954: Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
1982: Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.
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