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Learn how to hire and retain the best employees

By |January 17th, 2020|Education, Evolving Education|

On February 11, VRCA will host a one-day workshop called Love Them or Lose Them: Employee Retention. This engaging workshop will teach participants strategies for retaining key talent and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. Past sessions of this workshop have had amazing feedback, and VRCA is excited to host it again for [...]

Learn how Alberta’s VPM program applies to your company

By |January 13th, 2020|In The News|

Are you a VRCA member working in Alberta? If so, you will want to learn about the new Vendor Performance Management (VPM) program implemented by Alberta Infrastructure to track, analyze, and manage the performance of individual vendors in an effort to control costs, mitigate risks, and drive continuous improvement throughout the contract life cycle. VRCA [...]

VRCA to hold two brand new electrical workshops

By |January 13th, 2020|Education, Evolving Education|

Are you interested in expanding your skillset in electrical estimating or electrical blueprint reading? VRCA can help! On March 2 and 3, VRCA will host an Electrical Estimating workshop. Participants will develop skills and knowledge to estimate electrical construction projects and prepare successful bids. The course is designed for those interested in becoming electrical [...]

Updated version of CCDC 11 is now available

By |December 16th, 2019|CCDC|

An updated version of CCDC 11 – Contractor’s Qualification Statement is now available for purchase through the VRCA store. The 2019 edition of CCDC 11 has been streamlined for a better user experience and includes the following changes from the previous version: The TRIF question has been removed from the table for worker’s compensation [...]

VRCA to hold mental health first aid workshop

By |November 27th, 2019|Education|

Start off 2020 right with an exciting new VRCA workshop! We are pleased to offer this new 2-day workshop on January 20 and 21, called Mental Health First Aid. With research showing that one in three Canadians are impacted by mental health problems at some point in their lives, you most likely have friends, [...]

Construction innovation = cash back

By |November 25th, 2019|In The News|

Did you know that most Canadian construction businesses are eligible for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits? SR&ED tax credits are offered by the federal government to offset the cost of innovation and problem-solving in the construction industry. As presented at last week’s Division meetings, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Canadian [...]

Celebrate Canada’s first National Construction Day

By |November 25th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association joins the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and construction associations across the country to mark the first annual National Construction Day on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The objective of the day is to recognize and celebrate the dedicated, hard-working men and women who are instrumental in building and connecting our communities [...]

VRCA attends rally demanding government stops the CBA roll-out

By |November 22nd, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) joined industry representatives and progressive labour unions at the B.C. legislature on November 19 to demand the provincial government stop the roll-out of its prescriptive and regressive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), introduced in July 2018. “Our industry is deeply offended at the lack of industry engagement that took [...]

Pitt Meadows Plumbing opens its doors for 40th anniversary open house

By |November 18th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA, Trade Contractors|

2019 has been a notable year for Pitt Meadows Plumbing (PMP), and the company has a lot to celebrate. Last month, VRCA attended PMP’s open house event, the goal of which was to welcome industry members and potential future employees to celebrate their anniversary and tour their new facility. Not only is the second-generation [...]

Get complimentary training through the Employers’ Advisers Office

By |November 15th, 2019|Education|

The Employers’ Advisers Office (EAO) provides advice, assistance, representation, and training on all aspects of workers’ compensation. There are eight EAO offices across British Columbia (the closest locations to Vancouver being Abbotsford and Richmond) and they offer a variety of in-person and online seminars. All courses offered by the EAO are complimentary, and the [...]

Customize training to meet your needs

By |November 7th, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

Did you know that VRCA can work with you to develop a customized training solution to meet your educational needs? There are several major advantages to designing your own customized training sessions, including: Convenience – Training can be delivered at your place of business, eliminating lost time and the need to coordinate employee travel [...]

Community Benefits Agreement and regional advocacy the focus at November Division meetings

By |October 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, General Contractors, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Trade Contractors|

The provincial government policy requiring key infrastructure projects to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) framework continues to be one of the top issues worrying B.C.’s construction industry. Join us at Division meetings in November to get an update on: The legal challenge to the CBA brought by VRCA and its industry [...]

BCLI seeks feedback on proposed changes to Builders Lien Act

By |October 4th, 2019|Advocacy|

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has issued a Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act and is seeking feedback from all sectors of the B.C. construction industry and other stakeholders to detailed proposals for changes to the Act. Read more about the Builders Lien Act Reform Project. BCLI wishes to hear from all [...]

VRCA and Results to hold complimentary breakfast event

By |October 4th, 2019|Events, Member Deals, Membership|

VRCA, in partnership with business execution specialists Results, will hold a complimentary event for the construction community called Transforming Your Business - Innovation & Disruptive Change at The Terminal City Club in Vancouver on November 5. Results understands that when the rate of external change exceeds your organization's ability to identify risks, understand opportunities, [...]

VRCA marking 90th anniversary in Business Elite Canada

By |September 20th, 2019|In The News|

VRCA is celebrating its historic past and embracing its exciting future in the August/September 2019 issue of Business Elite Canada magazine. The article features insight from President Fiona Famulak, as well as a sneak peak of what’s to come for future VRCA events, education, and advocacy projects. The article can be found here on [...]