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Backgrounder


The roots of the BC Electrical Association (BCEA) go back to the 1920's. Today's BCEA, comprised of more than 145 corporate members, was started by the BC Electric Company (now BC Hydro). In 1923, our forerunner, The Electrical Service League of British Columbia (ESL), was chartered by the provincial government of the day.

Until the 1980's, the ESL was located at the BC Hydro office and was completely financed by the utility. The electrical service league had a mandate to encourage conversion to electricity, and its safe installation.

Since that time, activities of the league varied in their content and frequency. In the early 1980's, the ESL promoted electric home heating and installed the ESL 'Gold Seal' and 'Silver Seal' standards. The ESL also organized, promoted and ran a major electrical tradeshow every third year in the lower mainland.

About 1985, BC Hydro suggested the ESL should rely on them less for funding. League offices then moved from BC Hydro premises. Additional trade activities were scheduled and held around the province. An educational program was developed for members. In 1990, the Electrical Service League changed its name to the British Columbia Electrical Association, and revised its bylaws. In 2014, the BCEA celebrated it's 90th Anniversary of serving the electrical industry throughout the entire province of BC.

The result has been a significant increase in the level of member directed activity. New and innovative events were created, while flagship BCEA foundations continued to grow strongly. Our Scholarship and Bursary Program has awarded over $400,000.00 to deserving students across BC. New committees were created to help support the growing need in our industry- the U40 Group, the Women's Network and the Conference Committee. The LINK Conference grew from an idea to an educational and successful event.

These changes and additions continue to attract new members and diversify our base.

The BCEA is dedicated to helping our members achieve the highest level of success.

We invite you to join us as a corporate member.

August 2017
Events
Jobs
Info
Dale Carnegie Course Burnaby - Effective Communication and Human Relations
August 24th - November 16th, 2017
Metrotown Tower I - Suite 1028
Dale Carnegie Course Langley - Effective Communication and Human Relations
August 29th - November 14th, 2017
Dale Carnegie Office
Softball Tournament
September 9th - 10th, 2017
McLeod Athletic Park
Thanksgiving Food Drive
September 11th - 16th, 2017
Channel Cup Challenge
September 15th - 16th, 2017
U40 Fall Meet & Greet
September 22nd, 2017
S+L Langley
Introduction to Basic Electricity
September 26th - October 17th, 2017
Camosun College
Greater Vancouver Food Bank Sorting Day
September 28th, 2017
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Introduction to Basic Electricity - Burnaby
October 13th - 14th, 2017
BCEA Office
BCEA's LINK Conference 2017
November 1st - 2nd, 2017
The Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver
Kelowna Holiday Meet & Greet
November 13th, 2017
Account Manager
Torbram Electric Supply
Port Coquitlam
Posted August 9th, 2017
Industrial Sales Rep
Gescan
Vancouver
Posted July 24th, 2017
Outside Sales Position
Cascadia Sales
Lower Mainland, BC
Posted July 21st, 2017
Sales Representative
Rittal
Vancouver, BC
Posted July 17th, 2017
Counter Sales/Warehouse Associate
Gescan
Vancouver, BC
Posted July 17th, 2017
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Book
The most up-to-date safe electrical installation requirements.
BCEA Scholarship Program
Find out about BCEA scholarships.



The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) is a strong industry voice, a united front, designed to education and promote B.C.'s electrical industry. We are dedicated to helping our members and the electrical industry achieve the highest level of success.


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