The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is comprised of dedicated professionals working together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industryThe Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is a national, non-profit business association. As well as Mechanical Contractors, MCAC welcomes service and repair contractors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and other construction industry related organizations. These dedicated professionals work together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industry.
What is a Mechanical Contractor?
Mechanical Contractors consist of, but are not limited to, companies engaged in: Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Protection, Control Systems, Refrigeration, Insulation, Specialized Process Systems, Medical Gases, Hydronics, Site Services, and Welding.
The mechanical contractor is one of the main architects in a project, leading many trades through extremely complex and diversified situations starting from the conceptual stage of a building, right through to when the doors open.
The complexity of today’s building systems and techniques is so great that it’s a tribute to the industry’s co-operation and co-ordination when a major project is completed. To do it on time and profitably requires management and administrative skill of the highest order, and full reliance on the professionalism of the entire team.
It’s hard to conceive of something as technical and angular as a building being an organic entity but that’s exactly how a Mechanical Contractor often views it. It has a nervous system, a circulation system, and an alimentary system. A modern building can even sense its surroundings as it must react to stimuli such as cold, heat, dangers such as fire, and be able to perform a real function; housing, storage, manufacture, or commerce.
Who is MCA Canada?
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is Federation of provincial autonomous associations, all working for the betterment and advancement of the trade and mechanical contracting industry in Canada. With offices in each province and 15 regional offices in Ontario, the Mechanical Contractors Association is Canada’s largest trade contractor Association.
MCAC also enjoys a strong relationship with manufactures, distributors and supplier organizations to the contracting industry through our Association Members. The Associate members are valued contributors to the association through their ongoing innovation, educational and voluntary support of the organization.
MCAC is active in numerous industry related organizations, liaises with the federal government, represents the industry through membership in many “partner” Associations and addresses fundamental issues pertinent to the mechanical contracting industry.
MCAC also offers hundreds of business tools to streamline daily operations, “money saving” affinity programs and a communications strategy to keep the membership informed of the latest industry news and innovations.
MCAC is proud to be know as the “Education Association” by providing the industry’s top educational and training programs through its education arm, the Construction Education Council (CEC).
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) is a division of the MCAC that is dedicated to the success of mechanical service, repair and retrofit contractors in Canada. As the only organization in Canada focused on service contractors, MSCC offers service specific education and training, discount programs, conferences, business tools, marketing and sales tools, health and safety apps, a National Certification Program.
Since there is no Federal Department of Construction, MCAC has revitalized its federal government strategy to maintain an active and regular liaison with Canada’s many federal departments who have an influence or affect on our industry.
Expanding these formal relationships has allowed MCAC to be more proactive in its response to national policy initiatives and issues, as well as to work collaboratively with the federal government on key legislation and regulations.
MCAC is very pleased with its working relationship with the following departments and/or agencies of the federal government dealing with issues such as tendering a contract terms and procedures, federal taxation issues, human resource programs dealing specifically with our trades, government policy in general, federal technical codes and standards, product dumping and tariffs/duties, etc…
- Public Works Government Service Canada
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Human Resource and Skills Development Canada
- Transport Canada
- Defence Construction Canada
- Department of Finance
- Industry Canada
- National Research Council
- Statistics Canada
- Natural Resources Canada
MCAC continues to be a major contributing association through its relationship with its allied organizations. The Association maintains a close working relationship with our partner associations including: Canadian Construction Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, the Heating Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Institute, Canadian Electrical Contractors Association, Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, Canadian Masonry Contractors Association, Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors Association and many more.
The association is also involved in the activities of such organizations as the Canadian Construction Association’s Canadian Construction Documents Committee, Gold Seal Certification Committee, International Alliance of Mechanical Contractor Associations, World Plumbing Council, National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada and more.
These committee and industry commitments supervise the progression of issues of common interest to the construction community.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) mission is to coordinate and develop policies and programs which are national in nature, of common interest to the members in all the Provincial Affiliate Associations and which will enhance the productivity and profitability of mechanical contractors.