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Canadian trade associations

A comprehensive list of trade bodies, institutes, trade associations and regulatory organisations for the building, heating, plumbing, electrical industries in Canada.


Governing and qualifying organisations

ACPÉÉEQ - The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is a non-profit organization funded and directed by industry. The Association consists of construction industry volunteers supported by a team of professionals based out of offices in Edmonton, Calgary and in Fort McMurray.

ACPEEEQ - The purpose and policy of the association are to protect the interests and safety of the public and advance the interests of its members through the exchange of experiences, consultations and training with specialized people. The AcpééeQ facilitates meetings to inform members of the latest discoveries in the field of electricity and electronics, so to promote their interests. The association promotes member services and works with schools specializing in teaching electricity and other related trades.

Armtec Limited Partnership - Encourage business growth by developing construction management tools and offering innovative networking events, training and market development.

Association de la construction du Québec - Founded in 1961, the APCHQ trades with over 17 000 companies gathered in 15 regional associations, occupying a role in the construction industry and renovation.

Building Energy Management Manitoba - Building Energy Management Manitoba (BEMM) is a Canadian, volunteer based, non-profit network, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and management in the commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-residential building sectors. Members include engineers, architects, property managers, contractors, energy management professionals as well as representatives from government, school boards, hospitals and utilities.

CANA Utilities Ltd - CANA Utilities is one of Alberta's most progressive utility contractors with more than 50 years of reliable service, consistently meeting the industry's stringent standards. CANA Utilities is a diversified operation, experienced in managing all aspects of overhead and underground power line design and construction. It also specializes in the installation of fibre optics, traffic signals, streetlights, telecommunications and TV cable.

Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors - The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors® (CAHPI®) is a national association, whose mission is to promote and develop the home inspection profession. CAHPI is considered the voice of Canada's "home inspection industry". Home inspections began as a consumer service in the 1970's and it soon became apparent that selecting a Home Inspector was becoming as important as selecting a qualified real estate professional, or even the right home.

Canadian Home Builders' Association - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association is the voice of Canada’s residential construction industry. The CHBA's membership includes new home builders, renovators, developers, trades, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders and other professionals - the companies and people who provide Canadians with quality housing from coast to coast. Members commit to act with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their company's operations.

Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute - For almost 60 years, the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) has been the voice of the manufactured building industry in Canada. The only organization representing all facets of the industry, CMHI brings manufactured building producers, retailers, realtors, suppliers, community managers and others together to achieve a common goal—excellence in the buildings and communities we create and the professional service we deliver

Council of Ontario Construction Associations - The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a federation of 30 construction associations and is the largest and most representative group of ICI and heavy civil construction employers in the province of Ontario. Our member organizations represent more than 10,000 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees. COCA brings the concerns of our members to the attention of Queen's Park and is committed to working with the government to ensure that Ontario's legislative landscape is one in which our industry can grow and prosper.

Edmonton Construction Association - The Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) was incorporated in 1931 and is today one of the largest Non-Profit Associations serving the Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Construction Industry in Canada.

EARTH ENERGY SOCIETY OF CANADA - Since 1985, the Earth Energy Society of Canada and its predecessor Canadian Earth Energy Association, have represented the domestic earth energy (ground-source / geothermal heat pump) industry, with a mission to promote quality installations and to promote earth energy technology as a viable economic and environmental option in Canada's energy scenario. It is responsible for developing and delivering adequate and relevant training for practitioners, and promoting the applications on economic and environmental bases, and its staff executive (Bill Eggertson) was chair of the technical sub-committee which wrote CSA C-448 on the design and installation of geothermal heat pumps.

Manitoba Heavy Construction Association Inc. - Founded in 1943, The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) is the recognized voice of the heavy construction industry in Manitoba. Guided by our vision and mandate, we promote sustainable municipal infrastructure development, sustained investment in core infrastructure, and seamless, multi-modal transportation systems. The MHCA also runs two core safety programs: WORKSAFELY and WORKFORCE.