British Columbia Electrical Association

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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.

April 2019
Events
Jobs
Info
Victoria Golf Tournament *SOLD OUT*
May 2nd, 2019
Westin Bear Mountain Resort
Victoria Trade Show
May 2nd, 2019
Westin Bear Mountain Resort
Women's Network DIY Sign Night
May 8th, 2019
BCEA Office
ASHRAE/IES Update Kamloops
June 11th, 2019
Coast Kamloops Hotel
ASHRAE/IES Update Kelowna
June 12th, 2019
Sunset Ranch Golf Course
Okanagan Golf Tournament
June 12th, 2019
Sunset Ranch Golf Course
Basic Electricity Kelowna
June 13th - 14th, 2019
Fortis BC
U40 Summer Classic Golf Tournament
June 21st, 2019
Westwood Plateau 12 Hole Course
Annual General Meeting
July 9th, 2019
Morgan Creek Golf Course
BCEA;s 28th Annual Golf Tournament
July 9th, 2019
Morgan Creek Golf Course
THRIVE Women's Summitt
October 4th, 2019
The Delta Hotel and Conference Centre Burnaby
LINK Conference 2019
November 13th - 14th, 2019
Pacific Gateway Hotel
Women's Network Wrap Up
November 29th, 2019
Business Development Automation and Controls
EB Horsman & Son
South Surrey
Posted April 3rd, 2019
Counter Sales
EB Horsman & Son
Surrey
Posted April 3rd, 2019
Counter Sales
EB Horsman & Son
Richmond
Posted April 3rd, 2019
Project Quotations Specialist
Adanac Sales
Port Coquitlam
Posted March 27th, 2019
Counter Sales/Inside Sales
ECS ELECTRICAL CABLE SUPPLY
Victoria, B.C.
Posted March 21st, 2019
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 is building communities through education and advocacy by providing leadership, integrity, networking and knowledge. The BCEA is your LINK to the electrical commUnity.


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