November 2017
 
The voice of the 
mechanical contractors 
industry in Alberta.
Association News
MCA e-jobsite journal is here

MCA is proud to announce that our new e-jobsite journal is now available! This e-jobsite journal keeps all of the same information as the daily hard-copies but also includes additional features and reporting capabilities. 
 
Learn more .
Calgary Old Timers night

All MCA members are encouraged to join us at the social highlight of the year! The 56th Annual Old Timers Night will be held on Friday December 8, to celebrate the "Old Timers" that have given so much to our industry over the years.
 
New this year:
* Bring your spouse or significant other.
* Friday night event - Plan to stay at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel-$109/night. Book now. This deal is available until November 10.
* Fun money casino to follow banquet.
* Additional guests welcome.
* Company Christmas parties encouraged.  
 
Click here for event details and registration.
Annual Curling Bonspiel

Plan to attend the 68th Annual Provincial Trade Contractors Curling Bonspiel. This great event is hosted at the Red Deer Curling Rink from January 11-14, and is for all levels. Two days of curling, two dinners, a calcutta auction, poker tournament, prizes, and much more!

Early bird registration is now open for $1000 per team. Sign your team up here.
Education and Training
October review

We have had a great turnout for our October courses. We had 19 members attend the Insurance Bonding 101 seminar in Edmonton where participants learned about risk management, contracts, bonding and project insurance. Thank you to Aon for delivering such a great seminar.

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Learning Opportunities
November 17: Coaching and mentoring seminar. Click here for all information and registration.
November 22: Becoming a trusted advisor course. Click here for all information and registration.
November 23 & 30: How to be effective with difficult people webinar. Click here for all information and registration.
December 15: Change management and continuous improvement seminar. Click here for all information and registration.
Save the Date
November 15: Armstrong sustainability symposiumTopics include introduction to sustainability, national energy code for buildings, next generation pumping innovation and energy performance manager. Learn more.
December 8:  Old Timers Night. Calgary, AB. Register here.
December 13: Edmonton Young Executive annual bowling with mentors.
January 17: Edmonton member meeting on an economic update and successfully adapting to unwanted change. Learn more
May 31-June 3: MCA 2018 Conference at Delta Kananaskis. Learn more.
Industry News
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program changes

The Alberta government is making changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) ahead of changes by the federal government around temporary foreign workers.

View key changes.
Don't miss the next Skills Canada National Competition 

W here: Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton, AB.  
When: June 3 - June 6, 2018.  Open to the p ublic June 4 - 5.  
Price: Free a dmission.

Highlights:  
  • Approximately 7,000 student visitors over the two-day competition.  
  •  Over 40 Try-A-TradeĀ® and Technology activities.  
  • Over 40 skill competitions representing six sectors: Construction,  e mployment,  i nformation t echnology,  m anufacturing and e ngineering,  as well as, t ransportation and  s ervice.  
  • Over 550 secondary and post-secondary competitors from across Canada.  
  • Tie-in to the importance of the  nine essential skills   in the skilled trades and technologies.  
All information can be found  here .  
Medical gas installation course

NAIT offers a CSA recognized course for medical gas line installation. This course will prepare students to challenge the medical gas piping and systems installations certification exam.

Next PLMR149 medical gas course intake:
January 9 to January 25, 2018: Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 
Saturdays on January 13 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For all information click  here.
Environmental Safety
STANDATA updates

The following gas safety, building code and fire STANDATA are now available on the Municipal Affairs website . Follow the links below to view.
 
Gas Safety:
Gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under construction
 
View all gas safety STANDATA
 
Variances:
Interconnected smoke alarms
Door release hardware
 
View all building code and all fire code STANDATA.
 
Questions or information requests can be directed to safety.services@gov.ab.ca or the Communication Inquiry Centre at 1-866-421-6929.
Health and Benefits
Group health insurance benefit program

Competitive, flexible, comprehensive, and efficient. Let MCA provide you with a no obligation proposal today! Contact Vicky at 1-800-251-0620 or  vicky@mca-ab.com .
45 best health tips

We've done the legwork for you and here they are: the 45 best health tips. Make that 46 - taking the time to read this tops the list.

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Homewood Health newsletter

Homewood Health EFAP is pleased to release the November 2017 edition of their Life Lines newsletter, "How taking care of your finances can reduce your stress level." This newsletter provides information on different methods to improve your finances in support your mental health. 
Discount program

This month we feature  SafetyTek . They offer MCA members a 10 per cent discount for their services. 

Stop pushing paper, start pushing productivity. SafetyTek will help you transition to paperless for all your safety forms. Submissions are in real time, setup digital safety forms with form builder, cloud based file system, and you can download forms to work offline. 

Call today for more information: (403)775-0109 or  sales@safetykek.ca.
Important Links
MCA Alberta

MCA Canada

Construction Education Council

MSCC - Service contractors

MCA-AB - Contractor membership

MCA-AB - Associate membership (wholesale and suppliers)

MCA-AB - Affiliate membership (construction trade)

Provincial and zone MCA's

MCAC Canada coming events

MCA Canada's charity

Ontario Prompt Payment

National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada NTCCC
About the MCAA

Since the early 1900's, Alberta's plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, gasfitters and mechanical contractors have utilized the united voice, programs, information, service and social network of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta (MCAA).

Today, the MCAA strives to create value for its members by identifying and mitigating  issues that affect the industry, the development and delivery of high-quality education programs, providing a competitive group health insurance benefit plan, facilitating member benefit programs and services, and providing opportunity for social and professional networking.