Why You Should LINK with the BCEA
Community - Be a part of many of the BCEA’s communities like the U40 Network and our Women’s Network. Become a volunteer! There are many opportunities for you to get involved and be a part of our committees.
Member Privileges - Our new preferred supplier program offers member discounts with affiliated companies, medical program, UPS, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, Refoca HR Services, and the Sandman Hotel.
Philanthropy - Available to your employees’ dependents as well as students seeking opportunities in various areas of the electrical industry. Endowments also available at universities and colleges around the province. The BCEA also chooses a charity every year where we raise funds as well as donate our time.
Education - Specially designed education programs tailored to keep your employees up-to-date including the BCEA’s Basic Electricity Course and various programs suited for all levels of staff. We can LINK you to accredited programs. The BCEA also offers workshops on current topics of interest ranging from safety, regulations, business improvement, and product presentations.
Career Promotion - For employees and students, keeping viable workforce at the ready. #keepingtheindustryalive
Advocacy - Representation for your company with provincial and local government on industry related issues
Networking - Opportunities for you and your staff to network at the LINK conferences, seminars, events, and other social events throughout the year
Communication - Keep up to date on electrical industry issues, things that affect your business and association activities. Weekly Power Up Newsletters and social media discussing industry news, outlooks on BC, and more.
“The BCEA is building communities through education and advocacy by providing leadership, integrity, networking and knowledge. The BCEA is your link to the electrical commUnity”
November 3rd, 2020
Alberta Electrical Alliance Virtual Trade Show
Alberta Electrical Alliance is having their first-ever digital trade show!
November 24th and 25th, expect amazing industry talks, cutting edge technology profiles and a virtual trade show floor, right to your computer or device.
October 27th, 2020
2018 Updates & 2021 Code Changes
Our next Professional Development series will be on 2018 Updates & 2021 Code Changes with Ted Gilbert on November 19.
Ted Gilbert is a well-known industry expert and a certified Master Electrician with over 30 years as an electrical contractor, electrician, code change instructor and Safety Officer with Technical Safety BC. He is a Senior Instructor with SparkBC Technical Training and currently teaches code change courses across BC.
This session is free to BCEA members thanks to our event sponsor SparkBC
October 21st, 2020
BCEA New Member Benefit
The BCEA is pleased to partner with Sun Peaks Gran Hotel and offer a 10% discount off their Best Available Price.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION:
- Select your property (Hotel or Residence), arrival and departure dates, and number of adults and children.
- Under Special Rates, click the drop-down box and select “Corporate.”
- Under Enter Code (email us for code)
October 19th, 2020
Ouellet Canada Awarded Scholarship
Ouellet Canada has awarded the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship sponsored by Ouellet Canada to Mr. Mathieu Labranche, a student at Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Because of the current pandemic, the meeting was held virtually this year. A cheque for $3,500 was presented by Mr. Louis Beaulieu, General Manager. With this scholarship, Ouellet is supporting students so they can achieve and realize their career aspirations.
Headquartered in L'Islet, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Ouellet Canada Group includes several brands, such as Ouellet, Momento, Global Commander and Convectair. The group also owns Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet manufacturing plant in China, and now Britech in Ontario.
October 14th, 2020
Professional Development Series - Meet the Owner
Tim Horsman, E.B. Horsman & Son will be sharing some of his insights on topics like: vetting processes and what he how he thinks when analyzing new ideas, products, customers; Tips on creating staff buy-in from the top down; and what advice has he been given along the way that has helped him professionally and help build his company.
Registration open now here!
October 7th, 2020
Ouellet Canada acquires a New Company
Ouellet Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Britech, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of electric radiant heating systems in Canada.
Britech is specialized in heating cables (floor, concrete and snow melting), electric thermal storage heating and self-regulating heating cables (roof and gutter de-icing).
With this acquisition, we are demonstrating our commitment to growing and consolidating our relationship with our current customer base. It also allows us to continue offering quality products, innovative product design and industry-leading brands.
October 1st, 2020
Blended Learning courses for the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code
This course will provide Class A, B or C FSRs the 8 hours of continuing education required for certificate renewal.
- October 20 (Part 1) & October 21 (Part 2) - Registration opening October 1st
- November 17 (Part 1) & November 18 (Part 2) - Registration opening October 22nd
- December 8 (Part 1) & December 9 (Part 2) - Registration opening November 19th
Click here to register!
September 28th, 2020
Z462-18 — Workplace Electrical Safety Workshop
A virtual, two-day CSA Z462-18 - Workplace Electrical Safety Workshop on Nov. 4-5th is now available for booking.
Shock and arc flash are potentially catastrophic events that can cause severe or fatal injuries.
Click here for workshop detail and registration.
September 17th, 2020
U40 Professional Development Series
Thursday, September 24 we bring you the first of our professional development series on Mental Health. Thanks to the generous support of our corporate sponsor BCCA, we are able to offer this free webinar to BCEA members.
Upcoming sessions include:
• Construction Forecast — October 15
• 2018 Updates & 2021 Code Changes — November 19
August 20th, 2020
UPS Member Discounts
Did You Know... 54% of consumers and half of retailers prefer 2-3 day shipping? Use our member-only savings from UPS to save up to 50% on Domestic Express/Expedited services.
August 13th, 2020
Morgan Creek Draw Prize Winners
Thank you again to our sponsors: Goodwin Electric, Wesco, Eecol, and Guillevin!
Congratulations to the winners of the draws:
Andrew McKinnlay – Milwaukee Tool
Josh Konkin – Pacific Powertech
Earl Whittemore – Bayhill Contracting
Martin Gallant – Gallant Custom Shading
August 12th, 2020
Okanagan Golf Tournament
BCEA is hosting the Okanagan Golf Tournament again this year! It will be held at Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club Wednesday, September 23! Click here for all safety protocols and registration details!
July 22nd, 2020
New BCEA Member
BCEA would like to introduce our newest member - Composite Power Group!
We look forward to working with you & seeing you at our networking events... at member pricing of course!
July 14th, 2020
Technical Safety BC Regulatory Notice Updates
Technical Safety BC has recently published updated electrical regulatory notices. Check the website for all the updates!
June 29th, 2020
Morgan Creek Golf Tournament
Join us on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 for our Annual Golf Tournament.
This year will be a little different. Be sure to check out all the safety protocols here before registering!
June 23rd, 2020
Returning to Work & Life in the Era of COVID-19
Join our webinar on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 with Dr. Joti Samara. She will help attendees gain useful skills and knowledge for dealing with stress and anxiety about going back to work, and will gain knowledge about how to effectively communicate and manage their concern.
June 18th, 2020
WESCO BC Counters are Open
June 10th, 2020
The Journey of Women in Leadership
BCEA invites you to our round table with Renee Lytle and Teegan Lucas on Women in Leadership - How Women Can Help Women
More information and Registration here
June 5th, 2020
BCEA Annual General Meeting
The BCEA will be holding their annual general meeting on Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. All meeting material will be sent to voting members by July 10 for review.
May 26th, 2020
BCEA Social Club Fundraiser
Have you joined the BCEA Social Club Fundraiser? We invite eveyone to join the BCEA Social Club and play poker for a good cause! Check out all the information here
May 21st, 2020
EFC's Women Working in an Electrical World
Join BCEA Women's Network Chair, Laura Dempsey in this Women's Network National Roundtable. Check out there event page to get more info and to register.
May 19th, 2020
Canada-specific COVID-19 Online Course
BIS just launched a new Canada-specific awareness training program "COVID-19 Safety." This course is designed to provide you with the training you need to help you stay healthy and safe during this global pandemic.
Click Here - FREE until June 30, 2020.
May 14th, 2020
E.B. Horsman & Son Service Counters Are Reopening
Read more here to see what measures they are taking to open their branches safely.
May 7th, 2020
Global Economic Outlook for 2020-21
Join our webinar with Patricia Mohr moderating on global economic outlook for the world, the implications for commodity markets important to Canada and B.C., financial market conditions (interest rates & currencies) and key commodity markets — copper, gold, oil & LNG.
Click here for more details
May 6th, 2020
CYBER SECURITY 2020
There’s no doubt that business operations have changed and more people are working from home right now. Cyber Security is an important part of a business that shouldn’t be overlooked. Jeff Waite, Technology Administrator at Mac’s II Agencies answers some questions to identify threats and best practices in the lighting and electrical industry... Read More
May 5th, 2020
Own Your Own Voice Virtual Round Table
Join our next virtual round table May 14 at Noon PST. Cathy Lim will be moderating our conversation on Own Your Own Voice: Be Confident, Get Involved! Get registered here
April 28th, 2020
Fit in Technology with Weidmüller webinars
Interesting topics of industrial connectivity. Practically from the office or home office. Click here to read more about Weidmullers training.
April 23rd, 2020
High Achiever Award - April
The BCEA would like to congratulate and thank Faisal Emami for all his dedication to this industry and recognize him as the high achiever for the month of April! Read his journey here.
April 17th, 2020
BCEA UPS Member Rate now 50% off
BCEA members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and you’ll receive 50% off all small package shipments* including imports to Canada, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more.
To get started today, visit www.membersbenefitprogram.com/BCEA .
April 14th, 2020
Spark BC 2018 BC Electrical Code Change Training - ONLINE COURSE
Do it the easy way and take your Code Upgrade Training online!
What you'll get
- 8 hours of Training (approved for all 8 of required education or FSR certificate renewal by Technical Safety BC)
- Digital/Downloadable Copy of the SparkBC 2018 Electrical Code Change Manual
- Online Support via email - contact us at any time and get your questions answered by our expert trainers
BCEA Members get $15 off by using the coupon code: BCEAMEMBER
March 31st, 2020
BCEA Online Courses
The BC Electrical Association now offers online courses!
Members receive access to hundreds of affordable and diverse online courses from the following categories
- Soft Skills
Click here to register and view course options.
March 26th, 2020
High Acheiver Award - March
Brad Lueck, Director of Operations Alberta Region
At just 34 years, Brad has proved to be both a learner and a leader. In nine short years he joined Wesco in 2011 through their sales development trainee program and quickly climbed the up the career ladder.. read more here
March 23rd, 2020
BCEA Events Site
New BCEA event site! For any upcoming events, updates & all the event information. Check out whats coming up @ http://bcea.zohosites.com/
March 20th, 2020
A message from our President & CEO (COVID -19)
During this time of uncertainty, it is important for our industry to stay safe and stay informed with the ongoing changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a fluid situation that changes daily and hourly.... read more @ https://www.bcea.bc.ca/covid-19.php
March 18th, 2020
BCEA Women's Network
The BCEA Women's Network has a round table discussion coming March 31st!
If you or someone you know within our Membership is interested in joining the Women's Network, please call the office to get involved.
March 9th, 2020
EFC Scholarship Program
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members are proud to support the next generation of leaders who will power a changing world in the Canadian Electrical industry. If you’re a post-secondary student who is pursuing a career in Electrical Technologist/Technician, Industrial Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain/Operations, to name a few – then consider a career in an industry that is committed to a safer, more environmentally-sustainable future for Canadians. Take the first step by applying for up to three scholarships now!
Apply at: https://scholarship.electrofed.com/
Application Dealine: May 31, 2020
February 4th, 2020
Call for Job Postings
Our U40 Group is attending Career Days at UBC this February 25. They will be representing our industry and will be promoting member job postings. If you have an open position, please send your posting to email@example.com.
January 8th, 2020
High Achiever Award
To celebrate and recognize young leaders who distinguished themselves early in their career through professional achievement which can also include volunteer service, someone who is the unsung hero always there to lend a helping hand, and/or someone that deserves recognition for their contributions to the industry or within your corporate culture.
Each month an individual will be selected and highlighted on all BCEA social media platforms. All those recognized monthly, will qualify for the BCEA High Achiever Award that will be awarded at the BCEA Annual Awards Luncheon in December 4, 2020.
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 11th, 2019
BCEA Awards Winners
Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners:
Member of the Year - WESCO
Volunteer of the Year - Stuart MacDonald
Outstanding Individual - Gary McNeil
Community Contribution - Mac's II Agencies
Project Excellence - Bridge Electric