Grow Your Business. Develop Your Skills.
You’re busy helping people through your trade, and we’ve got your back. MCABC is the heart of the industry—it’s your hub for training, staying informed and building your network.
We are the only dedicated voice of the mechanical contracting industry in BC. For 115 years, we have led the development of this industry and supported the prosperity and wellbeing of our members. We are committed to continually leading the industry, creating opportunity for the growth and success of member businesses, and providing guidance and leadership to our members and the industry at large.
An Association of Experts
MCABC Contractor members consist of both unionized and open shop businesses specializing in plumbing, heating, gas installations, HVAC, fire protection, controls, and industrial mechanical systems. Work is done in the industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential sectors.View our Member Directory
Meet a member: MEET A MEMBER: JAY MALLAN, JJM MECHANICAL GROUP LTD.
"We joined MCABC to access training, gain industry recognition, and promote ourselves as a contractor that operates to a certain standard."
Gain RepresentationMore Details
We advocate with all levels of government on behalf of our members on issues important to our industry including prompt payment, skilled trades recruitment, and building code changes.
Expand Your NetworkMore Details
We create opportunities for you to build your community and network with others in the mechanical contracting industry. Make new connections, maintain relationships with colleagues and friends through access to a member-only directory, discussion forums to seek expert opinions and build relationships, and events such as our annual Business Conference, Golf Tournament, and digital webinars.
Receive Training. Grow Professionally.More Details
We offer a catalogue of Gold Seal Accredited courses, specific to the mechanical sector, at preferential pricing for members. Some courses were developed exclusively for MCABC and others are run in partnership with Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s Construction Education Council (CEC). Ten online courses are offered through BuildForce Canada, also Gold Seal accreditation.
Promote Your Business. Gain Exposure.More Details
Our members are profiled on our directory and gain exposure to potential customers. Members also automatically become members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, which represents industry interests at a national level. Service companies have the option to join the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada as part of their membership. All members receive representation by the Council of Construction Associations, which acts on behalf of the construction industry in all WorkSafeBC matters.
Access Exclusive ResourcesMore Details
Our Member Hub houses a library of important documents and resources including manuals and procedures, COR-compliant Safety Manual Template, preferential pricing in our store, and the Risky Clauses Program – a proprietary library of standard construction industry contracts that have been analyzed by a specialist lawyer. The clauses that pose risk to subcontractors are flagged and alternative clauses are suggested that could be used to make the contract less risky for the mechanical sub-trades.
Find and Hire Qualified EmployeesMore Details
MCABC actively promotes the mechanical trades as a rewarding career path, providing instructions and resources on how to enter the industry and where to get training. The MCABC Job Board also enables members to post jobs at no charge to recruit candidates in the mechanical contracting industry and affiliated trades.
Stay InformedMore Details
We keep our membership regularly informed about the latest industry news, announcements, trends, and events through our member newsletter communications.
Achieve a Standard of ExcellenceMore Details
We hold our members to the highest industry standards and business practises. New member applicants are carefully vetted by our board of directors. A MCABC membership indicates a commitment to quality, professionalism, and the advancement of the mechanical contracting industry.
Save Your Business MoneyMore Details
MCABC has partnered with a variety of vendors to bring you discounts and preferential pricing through our Advantage Program. The average participating member saves more than $250 per year (or up to $800 annually, depending on volume). Discounts are available on fleets, travel (hotels, car rentals, airport parking), office supplies, fuel, work wear, welding and cutting products.