MCABC Membership Categories

MCABC memberships are divided into the following categories:

  1. Contractor – These member companies work in the mechanical contracting industry supplying plumbing, heating, refrigeration, piping, HVAC, etc., to construction’s institutional, commercial, residential, and industrial sectors. Contractor memberships include both union and open-shop companies. Included with the Contractor membership is membership in MCA Canada and, if applicable, membership in the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada. Contractor members are voting members and are eligible to vote on association matters and to nominate candidates for and/or hold directorship positions. Annual dues for Contractor members are calculated on a sliding scale, based on the company’s WorkSafe BC year-end reconciliation from the previous year (amount in Box G).

  2. Affiliated Contractor (Voting) – These member companies work in industries that are affiliated with mechanical contracting such as sheet metal, insulation, fire prevention systems, service technicians, controls and valves, among others. Included with the Voting Affiliated Contractor membership is membership in MCA Canada and, if applicable, membership in the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada. Voting affiliates have chosen a role with the full spectrum of member benefits, including the eligibility to vote on association matters and to nominate candidates for and/or hold directorship positions. Annual dues for Voting Affiliate members are calculated at a rate of 50% of the Contractor member rate, on a sliding scale based on the company’s WorkSafe BC year-end reconciliation from the previous year (amount in Box G).

  3. Affiliated Contractor (Non-Voting) – These member companies work in the same affiliated contractor industries as above but Non-Voting members are ineligible to vote or hold director or executive positions with MCABC. Non-Voting Affiliates are ineligible for member discounts on some events, meetings, educational courses and for MCABC advocacy on behalf of individual member issues. Non-Voting Affiliate memberships do not include membership in the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) nor the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC). See more here. This category pays flat-rate dues.

  4. Associates – These member companies are suppliers of products to the mechanical contracting industry. Associate members have their own executive committee and, in addition, elect two representatives as directors who represent the Associates on the MCABC Board of Directors. This category pays flat-rate dues.

  5. Professionals – These member companies provide professional services to the mechanical contracting industry such as engineering, consulting, legal services, accounting, recruitment, employment benefits, etc. This category pays flat-rate dues.

  6. Students – These members are studying to become certified in the mechanical contracting industry. See more here. Students who qualify for membership can join MCABC at no cost.

For information on dues, please contact
MCABC’s Director of Membership Services Jane Andrew (604-205-5058).

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