Regional Construction Associations Partner with BCCA Employee Benefit Trust to Provide Flu Shots for Industry

By |October 18th, 2021|In The News|

Inoculation will protect industry from seasonal flu and keep work sites active As our province continues to contend with the COVID-19 Pandemic, British Columbia’s construction industry has shown resilience and responsibility, allowing BC’s construction sites to remain open and safe. To further display a commitment to a healthy workforce, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association [...]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By |September 27th, 2021|Our Team|

  September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The VRCA office will [...]

BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) to launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT)

By |September 20th, 2021|Occupational Health & Safety|

This fall, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) will launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT) a series of 5 courses beginning with Asbestos 101 (Awareness Training) with specialty courses to follow. Courses are self-paced and accessible online 24/7. Asbestos Control Training is complimented by BCCSA’s newly developed Asbestos Control Tool, an easy to use resource [...]

A Special Thank you

By |September 13th, 2021|About VRCA, Life Members|

Back Row (L-R): VRCA Events & Sponsorship Manager Jennifer Jones, Life Members Clark Campbell, Ron Fettback, Tony Everett, Joe Burnett, Larry Mierau, Rick Stockstad, John Hiebert; U40 Past Chair Brian Trann; VRCA President Donna Grant; Life Member Don Vandervoort; VRCA Chair Richard Shipway; Life Member Ron McFee Front Row (L-R): Life Members Len [...]

VRCA Extends Service Hours

By |September 13th, 2021|About VRCA|

Sherry Morrell, Manager, Planroom Operations [email protected] | 604-293-6588 Great news! VRCA now supports early risers with extended Planroom service hours as early as 7:30am, Monday – Friday, in our Vancouver office at 3636 East 4th Avenue. Members who wish to arrive before our regular office hours of 9am - 5pm, can simply call Sherry [...]

VRCA Education Responds to Changing Industry Needs

By |September 3rd, 2021|Education|

VRCA Education Responds to Changing Industry Needs VRCA’s robust Education Program is a rapidly evolving resource for our members and industry. There is literally something for everyone! As we respond to changing needs, the following provides an overview of all the ways VRCA Education delivers excellent value. In the past year alone, [...]

Gold Seal Certification – A Standard of Excellence

By |July 12th, 2021|Education|

VRCA would like to acknowledge the following individuals who have recently achieved their Gold Seal certification! It is our sincere pleasure to recognize their tremendous achievement as they have now attained an industry-recognized standard of excellence. Managed by the Canadian Construction Association, Gold Seal Certification (GSC) is a comprehensive program that showcases expertise and [...]

Skilled Trades Certification Town Hall

By |July 5th, 2021|Advocacy|

Our Compulsory Skilled Trades Certification Town Hall gave VRCA members the opportunity to share their voice and hear the input of others. We thank all who attended and are happy to share the recorded session here. Thanks to Chris Atchison, BCCA President, for his presentation and for answering members’ questions. His PowerPoint presentation [...]

Every Child Matters – Support Links

By |June 7th, 2021|In The News|

The VRCA extends our heartfelt wishes for peace and healing to the many members of our industry who have been so deeply affected. Below are links and phone numbers should you require any support or assistance: Indian Residential School Survivors Society - 24/7 national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419 KUU-US Crisis Line Society: First Nations [...]

COVID-19 sick leave reimbursement application: Action requested

By |June 7th, 2021|COVID-19|

In order to apply for the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Paid Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program, you need to sign up for WorkSafeBC’s online services. Through this program, which will be available starting June 15, employers can apply to be reimbursed for up to three days of wages paid to workers for COVID-19-related sick leave. How to [...]

Gold Seal Certification program is changing

By |March 22nd, 2021|Education, Gold Seal Certification|

Gold Seal Certification program is changing The Gold Seal Certification program certifies estimators, foremen, owner’s construction managers, project managers, safety practitioners and superintendents working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry. When you earn your Gold Seal Certified (GSC) or Professional, Gold Seal Certified (P.GSC) credential, you demonstrate excellence through certified experience and [...]

The Construction Research Network

By |January 4th, 2021|Construction Research Network|

“From Insight to Job Site”British Columbia boasts a national reputation for large buildings and infrastructure projects.But while we build projects “by the book,” we don’t often write new ones. Like all industries, construction must evolve to remain vibrant and competitive into the 21st century. And despite a few standout examples, such as engineered wood [...]

New and updated CCDC Documents – available now

By |December 14th, 2020|In The News, VRCA Store|

An updated version of CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ 2020 is now available for purchase through the VRCA store, along with two new CCDC documents: *same price as the 2008 edition* This 2020 edition of CCDC’s flagship document features some important and well-needed changes, including a new approach towards payment legislations, the [...]

Webinar discusses stress, anxiety management

By |October 23rd, 2020|Mental Health|

VRCA members can access a recorded webinar on stress and anxiety management during COVID-19. The video recording will only be available through the end of October 30. This session provides attendees with a deeper understanding of anxiety and warning signs of stress and compassion fatigue. The counsellor explains why experiencing anxiety and stress are [...]

Federal government extends SR&ED tax credit filing dates

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

The Canadian government has extended the deadline for businesses to file claims for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits. What does the extension mean for Canadian construction companies? Not only do companies have more time to file their claims; the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has also reduced its refund processing time [...]

New Member Relationship Manager joins VRCA team

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

We are excited to announce that effective October 19, Joe Vales will be VRCA’s new Member Relationship Manager! In his position, Joe will be the daily point of contact for members and prospective members and serve as their trusted advisor and champion. A talented relationship builder and natural dot-connector, Joe will seek to understand [...]

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