Member Benefits

What sets VRCA apart?

With a rich history dating back to 1929, VRCA is the largest regional construction association in British Columbia and the fifth largest in Canada. We serve the small, medium and large union and non-union businesses that operate in the industrial, commercial, institutional and high-rise residential construction sectors in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.

At VRCA, we consider ourselves an extension of your team and are passionate about your success!

Our goals are to Educate, Advocate and Facilitate.

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We EDUCATE

We foster a culture of continuous learning across the industry by providing world-class technical and non-technical education and training.

How we educate

  • We offer over 70 classroom courses and sell upwards of 600 online courses every year
  • We train over 750 individuals through our classroom courses annually
  • We provide exclusive member pricing and discounts on courses
  • The majority of VRCA’s courses offer professional development credits
  • Customized training: VRCA can work with you to develop a training solution that fits with your work schedule and is tailored to the learning needs of your employees.
  • Need a space to train your team? We provide members and non-members with board room and training room spaces for your own meetings, seminars and other events.

Designed for the construction industry’s middle managers, this two-day conference takes place the first weekend of May in Whistler and addresses current issues, trends and best practices, equipping delegates with tools to become well-rounded industry leaders.

All this and more when you become a member of VRCA.

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We ADVOCATE

We foster an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and adoption of standard practices in order to promote fair, open and transparent business practices across the industry.

How we advocate

VRCA advocates on the industry issues that are keeping you up at night, speaking out on business issues that impact its members while remaining non-partisan. At the grassroots level, VRCA represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional service providers who operate in the industrial, commercial, institutional construction and high-rise residential sectors in the Lower Mainland.

Through VRCA’s partnership with the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and other stakeholders as appropriate, VRCA is amplifying its voice and influencing provincial and national conversations on issues affecting the local construction industry.

All this and more when you become a member of VRCA.

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We FACILITATE

At VRCA, we enable connections and opportunities across the industry by providing a range of business-oriented events, programs, services, and support that include first-class networking opportunities.

With over 20 networking events and attendance of over 4,000 professionals from the construction industry, our events provide members a desirable channel to promote their company, products, and services through a variety of sponsorship opportunities.

  • Get access to VRCA’s online membership directory, accessible only to our members
  • Increase your company’s visibility through a variety of marketing opportunities outlined in our  VRCA advertising guide
  • Promote your products and services at events through various sponsorship opportunities
  • Showcase your company’s commitment to quality, innovation and excellence by participating in VRCA’s Awards of Excellence
  • Be featured in one of our  On-Site with VRCA stories or our weekly e-newsletter, The Connector
  • Get exclusive member pricing on a wide range of products and services offered by VRCA’s Affinity Partners
  • Register for  VRCA Employee Benefit Plans powered by EBT
  • Receive a complimentary half-day Business Execution Workshop for senior leadership teams valued at $3,000
  • Access nearly 5,000 project opportunities in B.C. on BidCentral, including approximately 2,200 projects in the Lower Mainland per year
  • Leverage BidCentral’s online tools, including:
    • Private Bidding for General Contractors (On Demand)
    • BidCentral Online Bidding for Subcontractors (BOBS)
    • Etegri
  • Get member-exclusive pricing on VRCA’s products and services, including:
    • CCA/CCDC standard contract documents, seals, and printing and scanning services including both
      large-and small-format colour printing, as well as black-and-white blueprints and documents.
    • Room rentals – VRCA’s training room holds up to 40 people, and our boardroom fits up to 30
    • Complimentary Commissioner of Oath Services (Statutory Declarations), available in Vancouver and
      Abbotsford
  • Subscribe to The Connector (over 5,300 subscribers) and stay up-to-date on industry news at the local,
    provincial, and national levels, as well as VRCA events, education programs, and the newest job postings from
    the Construction Job Centre
  • Follow VRCA’s social media channels and stay connected through our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
    accounts (over 11,000 followers!l)

All this and more when you become a member of VRCA.

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