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    Premier Wab Kinew Announces Creation of Premier's Business and Jobs Council

    December 11, 2023

    MCAM is pleased to see several Industry Colleagues appointed to the Premier's Business and Jobs Council.

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    Holiday Reception 2023 Highlights

    December 11, 2023

    Lots of smiles and holiday cheer at the annual Holiday Reception held December 7th at KitchenSync.

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    Availability of Apprenticeship Training Classes

    December 8, 2023

    Apprenticeship Manitoba is reviewing the unmet demand on a trade-by-trade basis and working with the training providers to add additional seats for the April 1/24 - March 31/25 time frame.

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    2024 Calendar of Events

    December 5, 2023

    Mark your calendars with our 2024 event dates!

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    Government of Canada launches three-digit suicide crisis helpline

    November 30, 2023

    MCAM is pleased to support the awareness of the 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline launched today.

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    Seeking Focus Group Participants for Research - Supporting Retention for Indigenous Peoples

    November 28, 2023

    CAF - FCA is hosting two focus groups where we are gathering input from apprenticeship stakeholders about initiatives that support Indigenous pre-apprentices and apprentices.

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    November 2023 Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

    November 28, 2023

    Find out what was discussed at the November Board meeting.

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    Manitoba Government Presents Throne Speech Welcoming 'A New Day in Manitoba'

    November 27, 2023

    We're Ready to Get to Work for You, Together: Premier

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    November 2023 Lunch & Learn Highlights

    November 24, 2023

    Featuring Manitoba Hydro on the Integrated Resource Plan and 365 Technologies on Cybersecurity for the Non-Technical CEO.

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    Public Review on Code Changes

    November 20, 2023

    Code Change Review - the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) has posted a public review of proposed changes for inclusion in the 2025 editions of the national model construction codes.

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    Next Gen Tequila Tasting Highlight

    November 17, 2023

    The Next Gen Tequila Tasting held on November 16 at the Kitchen Sync was a memorable evening that blended education, networking and a tequila tasting experience.

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    October Board Meeting Highlights

    November 14, 2023

    Read about what was discussed at the October Board of Directors meeting.

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    MCAC November 2023 Update

    November 14, 2023

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    Governments of Canada and Manitoba Invest Nearly $500 Million to Deliver Clean, Reliable, and Affordable Electricity to Manitobans

    November 10, 2023

    A joint investment of $475.6 million announced to strengthen Manitoba's clean electricity grid and ensure Manitobans continue receiving affordable and reliable low carbon energy.

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    2024 Construction Codes Implementation

    October 30, 2023

    The Province will adopt the new Manitoba Building Code, Manitoba Plumbing Code, Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings and Manitoba Fire Code effective January 1, 2024.

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    October 2023 Lunch & Learn Highlights

    October 27, 2023

    Presentations on Pressure Piping Registrations, QA Manuals and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

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    'The Voice' Podcast Series - Episode 3: Empowering Women for Excellence: WXN Mentorship program

    October 18, 2023

    The episode delves into the crucial theme of mentorship in the mechanical contracting industry, offering a profound exploration of the mentor-mentee dynamic.

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    Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and New Government Sworn In

    October 18, 2023

    Premier Wab Kinew was sworn in October 18th as premier of Manitoba, alongside the 14 other members of his cabinet.

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    MCAC's Women in Mechanical Contracting Mentorship Program

    October 18, 2023

    This unique initiative is designed to empower and support women within the mechanical contracting industry by providing them with valuable mentorship opportunities.

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    Pioneer Night 2023 Highlights

    October 13, 2023

    Pioneer Night, held on October 12th at St. Charles Country Club, was an event celebrating MCAM Pioneers and the induction of Eric Henstridge into their ranks.

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    September Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

    October 6, 2023

    Find out what was discussed at the September Board meeting.

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    Election 2023 - Issues Impacting Trade Contractors

    October 2, 2023

    Following consultation with MCAM members, the Board of Directors collaborated with ECAM in establishing key issues impacting Manitoba trade contractors.

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    September 2023 Lunch & Learn Highlights

    September 28, 2023

    Featuring presentations on 2020 Construction Codes and Designing & Estimating for Seismic Restraints

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    Next Gen Tailgate & Ball Hockey Tournament 2023 Highlights

    September 25, 2023

    Bringing together hockey enthusiasts and industry members for a day of fun and competition.

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    Infill Housing Construction Guidelines

    September 14, 2023

    Information Bulletin from Planning, Property & Development

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    A Provincial General Election Has Been Called Election Day Is October 3

    September 7, 2023

    Manitoba's 43rd provincial general election has been called today and will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

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    Mechanical and Electrical Industry Priorities Survey

    August 24, 2023

    MCAM is collaborating with ECAM in developing a joint strategy to engage all political parties during the provincial election. Your input is critical in establishing industry priorities.

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    2023 MCAM Golf Tournament Highlights

    August 14, 2023

    Members enjoyed a day of golf, games, contests, food, beverages and more at Breezy Bend!

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    Manitoba Hydro 2023 Integrated Resource Plan

    August 11, 2023

    Manitoba Hydro's first Integrated Resource Plan is now available on their website. This plan is the result of over two years of work, including multiple rounds of engagement.

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    MCAM Golf Tournament Winners

    August 10, 2023

    Email events@mcamb.ca or call 204-774-2404 to claim.

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    Manitoba Government Signs Memorandum of Understanding for New AirCarbon Manufacturing Facility

    August 3, 2023

    The Manitoba government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Newlight Technologies Inc. to establish a state-of-the-art AirCarbon manufacturing facility in Manitoba.

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    Summer Application Intake to Open for Canada-Manitoba Job Grant

    August 3, 2023

    The governments of Canada and Manitoba are opening the second round of program intake for the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant in 2023, which helps businesses meet training and workforce development needs for new and existing employees.

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    Manitoba Government Awards Construction Contract for New Francophone K-8 School, Child-Care Centre in Winnipeg's Sage Creek Neighbourhood

    August 2, 2023

    Following a public request for proposals, Penn-Co Construction will build a French-language kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Winnipeg's Sage Creek neighbourhood for Division scolaire franco-manitobaine.

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    Largest Health-Care Capital Investment in Manitoba History of $1.5 Billion Will Rebuild Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg Adult Bed Towers, Expand Bannatyne Campus

    August 2, 2023

    The Manitoba government is launching a six-year, $1.5-billion rebuild of Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg's adult bed towers and upgrades to the Bannatyne campus.

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    Manitoba Government Issues Request for Qualifications to Construct Bundle of Nine New Schools

    July 28, 2023

    The Manitoba government has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking teams interested in designing, building, financing and maintaining nine new schools.

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    Manitoba Government, RCT Solutions Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance $3-Billion Solar Manufacturing Proposal

    July 27, 2023

    he Manitoba government has signed a memorandum of understanding with German solar technology provider and manufacturer RCT Solutions to explore the construction of a state-of-the-art production facility within the province.

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    Manitoba Government Implements Legislative, Regulatory Changes to Enhance Building Permitting Processes

    July 24, 2023

    The Manitoba government is implementing legislative and regulatory changes to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of building permitting processes in Manitoba.

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    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Technician Consultation Guide - Provide Your Feedback

    July 20, 2023

    Apprenticeship Manitoba has posted the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Technician Consultation Guide on our website for your comments and feedback. The deadline to respond is August 18, 2023.

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    Outstanding Manitobans Chosen to Receive the Order of Manitoba - Congratulations to MCAM Member Dr. Gerry Price

    July 20, 2023

    Twelve Manitobans whose contributions encompass a broad range of endeavours and accomplishments will today receive the Order of Manitoba, the province's highest honour.

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    MCAC Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series

    July 18, 2023

    Emphasizing the importance of education and MCAC's desire to have post-secondary graduates, as well as current undergraduates, enter into the mechanical contracting industry.

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    Manitoba Government Updates National Codes, Harmonizing Codes Across Canadian Jurisdictions and Reducing Internal Trade Barriers

    July 7, 2023

    The Manitoba government will adopt the 2020 national model codes for building, plumbing, fire and energy as published by the National Research Council as of Jan. 1, 2024, following extensive consultation with industry.

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    Building and Trade Inspections and Building Occupancy Requests

    July 5, 2023

    Following industry consultation, the Building Occupancy Permit Request (Partial Interim Occupancy) process underwent an extensive review.

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    Apprenticeship Manitoba Awards of Distinction

    July 5, 2023

    Apprenticeship Manitoba will be hosting the Apprenticeship Manitoba Awards of Distinction on November 15, 2023. Submit a nomination for an award recipient.

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    Next Gen Thirsty Thursday Highlights

    June 30, 2023

    Next Genners mingled & discussed achieving net zero by 2050 and the pivotal role of the Mechanical Industry. Thank you to our special guests, Scott Hammond & Ed Lohrenz.Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Pitblado Law!

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    June Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

    June 29, 2023

    Find out what was discussed at the June Board meeting.

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    Manitoba Government invests more than $260 Million in School Capital Projects for 2023-24

    June 28, 2023

    The Manitoba government is improving learning environments for students through a $260-million investment in school capital projects during the 2023-24 school year.

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    Manitoba Hydro 2023 Integrated Resource Plan

    June 27, 2023

    Completed Modelling and Analysis

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    Manitoba Government Receives Clean Environment Commission Report on Proposed Sio Silica Sand Extraction Project

    June 26, 2023

    The Manitoba government has received the Clean Environment Commission's report on the proposed Sio Silica sand extraction project and has made it available to the public through the Public Registry.

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    2023 Clean Technology Data Symposium

    June 22, 2023

    The Clean Technology Data Symposium, organized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Statistics Canada, was held virtually on June 21.

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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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