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    Remembering Wayne Budge

    June 14, 2023

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Budge.

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    Manitoba Government Doubles Annual Career Development Initiative Grant to $4 Million

    June 14, 2023

    Investing in Apprenticeship Educators to Support Students, Employers Across Province

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    Manitoba Government Seeks Industry Feedback on Proposed Adoption of 2020 National Model Building, Plumbing, Fire and Energy Codes

    June 12, 2023

    Proposed amendments to Manitoba's construction codes will be posted for a 21-day consultation from today until June 26.

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    Manitoba Government Highlights Positive Results from First Meeting of City of Winnipeg Wastewater Infrastructure Task Force

    June 12, 2023

    Tone Set for Collaboration and Co-operation on Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

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    Message from the President - 2020 National Building Code Adoption

    June 5, 2023

    Following Government consultation with Internal and External Stakeholders, the 2020 National Model Code regulations will be available for an additional round of consultation through the provincial Regulatory Consultation Portal, June 5.

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    Canada launches new process to welcome skilled newcomers with work experience in priority jobs as permanent residents

    June 5, 2023

    First-ever launch of category-based selection for Canada's flagship economic immigration management system, Express Entry.

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    Pioneer Nominations 2023

    June 2, 2023

    A pioneer is a person who has made a significant contribution to the Mechanical Industry by demonstrating actions characteristic of a Pioneer; innovator, inventor, forerunner, developer or creator.

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    Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment) Receives Royal Assent

    May 31, 2023

    We are pleased to announce that Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment), has received royal assent.

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    Bill 38 - Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment) - Passes Third Reading

    May 31, 2023

    On behalf of the MCAM Board of Directors and Staff, I am pleased to share Bill 38 - Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment) passed third reading in the Manitoba Legislature.

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    'The Voice' Podcast Series by MCAC's Women in Mechanical Construction: How MCA Canada's Student Chapter Program Changed My Career Path

    May 24, 2023

    Hear from three amazing women who didn't realize how vast the mechanical industry is and how many opportunities exist until they joined MCA Canada's Student Chapter.

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    Canada and Manitoba Invest in Ventilation, Heating, and Cooling Upgrades in Schools and Health-Care Facilities across the Province

    May 23, 2023

    More than $13.1 million allocated to upgrades of ventilation systems in 32 schools and health-care facilities across Manitoba.

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    2022 Builders Awards

    May 18, 2023

    We want to express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering support as sponsors of MCAM. Your generosity and commitment have been instrumental in our success, and we are incredibly grateful for your partnership.

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    President's Ball 2023 Highlights

    May 9, 2023

    Guests gathered at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre for a speakeasy themed evening celebrating the Mechanical Industry.

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    Manitoba Government Honours Highest-Achieving New Journeypersons

    May 8, 2023

    Ceremony Recognizes Employers, Skilled Apprentices Fueling Manitoba's Economic Growth

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    Red River College Polytechnic - Plumbing and Refrigeration Program Redevelopment

    May 1, 2023

    The academic conversion to a Plumbing Certificate and Refrigeration Certificate program is underway, and your input is greatly appreciated.

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    Arthur McKenzie Obituary

    April 28, 2023

    It is with our deepest condolences to announce the passing of Arthur McKenzie. Remembering a life well-lived.

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    Stories of Apprentices at Cobbe's Plumbing & Heating

    April 27, 2023

    Read about the experiences of a high school apprenticeship program.

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    Public Utilities Board - Notice of Decision

    April 26, 2023

    The Public Utilities Board approved the application of Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. to decrease the Gas Commodity rate from $0.1878/m3 to $0.1464/m3 effective May 1, 2023.

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    Manitoba Opens Applications for Canada-Manitoba Job Grant to Support Workforce Development and Training

    April 24, 2023

    The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing $10 million through the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant to help businesses meet their training and workforce development needs for new and existing employees.

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    Manitoba Prompt Payment Coalition Celebrates Cross-Party Support of Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment)

    April 19, 2023

    The Manitoba Prompt Payment (MBPP) coalition, a coalition of 32 trade associations and unions across the province, applauded the unanimous support of Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment) received in passing second reading.

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    Joint Statement from Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Alberta Premier Danielle Smith

    April 12, 2023

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    Manitoba Government Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Other Prairie Provinces to Advance Economic Corridors

    April 11, 2023

    The Manitoba government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta to advance economic corridors and support the movement of products within Western Canada and to various markets.

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    Budget 2023 - "A Made in Canada Plan"

    March 31, 2023

    Federal budget analysis and summary prepared for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating & Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada.

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    Letter of Commitment to Prompt Payment from the Minister of Finance, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister of Consumer Protection and Government Services

    March 29, 2023

    This letter can be used as a tool for current or future contracts to ensure prompt payment following the passing of Bill 38.

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    Manitoba Government Funds $420 Million in Critical Infrastructure to Strengthen Northern Economy

    March 28, 2023

    The Manitoba government is investing more than $420 million in vital transportation routes and infrastructure over the next five years to build stronger northern communities and create opportunities now for generations to come.

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    Manitoba Government Invests More Than $15.3 Million to Support Critical Infrastructure in Three Rural Communities

    March 28, 2023

    The Manitoba government is investing more than $15.3 million to support three key water and wastewater treatment projects to help facilitate future community growth in the Rural Municipalities (RMs) of Headingley.

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    Manitoba Prompt Payment Coalition Welcomes the Introduction of Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment)

    March 24, 2023

    March 23, 2023 - Honourable James Teitsma, Minister of Consumer Protection and Government Services, brought forward the first reading of Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment).

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    Bill 38 - The Builders' Liens Amendment Act (Prompt Payment)

    March 24, 2023

    The Bill 38 (Prompt Payment) was introduced in the legislature on March 23, 2023.

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    Manitoba Government Amending Legislation to Ensure Timely Payment of Construction Contracts, Reduced Costs, Fewer Project Slowdowns

    March 24, 2023

    The Manitoba government has introduced amendments to the Builders' Liens Act to reduce unnecessary slowdowns on construction projects caused by delays in payments, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister James Teitsma announced.

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    Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Government to Increase Minimum Wage Twice in 2023

    March 22, 2023

    This October, Manitoba minimum wage earners will be making $3.35 per hour more than they were in September 2022 following iterative increases that position Manitoba as one of the top minimum wage provinces in Canada.

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    BLA Amendments Introduced March 23, 2023: Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

    March 22, 2023

    Amendments to the Builders Liens Act are being introduced for first reading. These amendments will include the much-needed Prompt Payment Regime we have been advocating for.

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    MCAM & ECAM Joint Briefing: Apprenticeship Wage Review

    March 20, 2023

    As key stakeholders of issues related to apprenticeship wage rates, MCAM and ECAM identified the review as an item of significance for the membership and Boards of Directors.

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    Federal Prompt Payment Update

    March 13, 2023

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    Next Gen Ice Fishing 2023 Highlights

    March 10, 2023

    Next Genners joined us on the ice in Matlock, Manitoba for a derby guided by Kannuk Outfitters!

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    February Lunch & Learn 2023 Highlights

    March 10, 2023

    February 23rd, industry members gathered at The Leaf for a luncheon all about grease interceptors and waste management.

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    Budget 2023 Delivers Historic Help for Manitobans with Unprecedented Funding of Vital Services While Staying on Fiscal Track

    March 7, 2023

    Record Funding Across Government Will Help Heal Health Care, Make Life More Affordable and Lead to Safer Streets, Stronger Communities and Opportunities Ahead

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    Manitoba Government Simplifies Small Business Minimum Wage Adjustment Program

    March 6, 2023

    The Manitoba government is adjusting the Small Business Minimum Wage Adjustment Program to streamline the application process and enable small businesses to receive support as one-time funding.

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    Manitoba Government Announces Positive Economic Outlook for 2023-24

    March 6, 2023

    The Manitoba government's economic review for 2023-24 shows the province's fiscal position continues to improve, Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister Jeff Wharton announced.

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    Joint Submission of MCAM and ECAM - 2020 National Model Construction Code Adoption, Manitoba Regulatory Consultation

    March 1, 2023

    In December of 2022, Inspections and Technical Services (ITS) solicited feedback MCAM and ECAM may have regarding the Provincial plan to adopt the 2020 National Building Codes and Manitoba regulatory amendments. MCAM provided the attached submission.

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    Apprenticeship Manitoba: Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic (Residential) Consultation Guide for Feedback.

    March 1, 2023

    These Consultation Guide outline proposed recommendations being made by the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic (Residential) Industry Working Group (IWG) to the Apprenticeship and Certification Board.

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    Manitoba Government to Present Budget 2023 on March 7

    February 27, 2023

    The 2023 provincial budget will be delivered on March 7 outlining the Manitoba government's plan to provide record investments to help Manitobans during challenging times, while supporting growth and opportunity for the future.

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    Manitoba Government Launches Survey on Wage Rates for Apprentices

    February 27, 2023

    The Manitoba government is launching a new online survey through EngageMB to gain industry feedback on regulated wage rates for apprentices as part of its plan to increase minimum wage to $15 by October 2023.

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    Manitoba Government Provincial Nominee Program Selects Additional Candidates to Fill Specific Labour Market Shortages

    February 27, 2023

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has issued letters to apply to the program to the latest round of candidates in an expression of interest (EOI) draw with a specific focus on addressing labour market gaps in Manitoba.

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    Manitoba Government Funds More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    February 27, 2023

    The Manitoba government is providing $220,000 to two organizations for green transportation projects, including the installation of new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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    Manitoba Government Sets New Five-Year Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Building on Success of First Emissions Reduction Target

    February 16, 2023

    Reducing Cumulative Emissions by 5.6 Megatonnes will Ensure Sustainable, Prosperous Future for Manitoba: Klein

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    Governments of Canada, Manitoba Announce $780,000 for Municipal Capacity Building Fund

    February 16, 2023

    New Grant Program Now Accepting Applications to Help Municipalities with Long-Term Infrastructure Planning

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    New Membership Advantage Program Partner- Cloudli

    February 13, 2023

    Special offers on Cloudli Boost and Cloudli Connect for MCAM members.

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    Siloam Mission's Madison Campaign Project

    February 2, 2023

    The Madison is Siloam Mission's supportive housing facility is a long-term supportive living environment and is in need of major renovations including a heating and air conditioning system.

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    Manitoba Government Invests $100 Million in Critical Rural Infrastructure

    January 30, 2023

    To position the City of Portage la Prairie for future growth, the Manitoba government is investing in the expansion of the city's water treatment plant. The expansion is one of eight municipal projects in rural Manitoba receiving up to $100 million.

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    Manitoba Government Invests Nearly $850 Million to Help Families, Communities, Address Health-Care System Pressures

    January 27, 2023

    $140 Million to Support Critical Infrastructure Projects Across Province: Premier

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    January Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

    January 25, 2023

    Read about the the topics that were discussed at the January meeting.

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    Canada and Manitoba Invest in New Community Centre for Rural Municipality of Taché

    January 23, 2023

    More than $8 million in funding for a new community centre in the Rural Municipality of Taché.

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    Marc Lynch Award Application

    January 18, 2023

    The Marc Lynch Award is intended for MCAM member companies' staff and families. It will be awarded to students pursuing a post-secondary program.

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    Manitoba Trade Definitions

    January 10, 2023

    Find the latest version of the Manitoba Trade Definitions. MTD identifies all of the specified project tasks and categorizes the tasks which each type of specialized contractor is best able to perform on the construction site.

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    RSOS is looking for participants for their Development Virtual Workshop- Gasfitter Class A and Class B

    January 5, 2023

    Red Seal Occupational Standard is calling for industry representatives to participate in a virtual Occupational Analysis Development workshop for both Gasfitter Class A and Class B trades. The workshop will be September 18 to October 6, 2023.

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    Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan- Sensitivity Analysis

    January 4, 2023

    Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan three prioritized sensitivities explained.

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    Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan- Initial Modelling Results and Observations

    January 4, 2023

    Learn about two specific inputs - customer electric and natural gas demand projections as part of Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan.

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    Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan- Feedback

    January 4, 2023

    Watch to gain an introduction to Manitoba Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan and how feedback shaped their modelling process.

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    Holiday Hamper Event Highlights

    December 22, 2022

    Volunteers gathered to wrap gifts and deliver them to 12 families in need.

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    December Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

    December 22, 2022

    Overview of topics discussed at the December meeting.


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