BCEA Annual Conference
Registration is NOW OPEN! Click the link to register & learn about this year’s BCEA Annual Conference. Be sure to stay tuned to our social channels for updates on speakers, event programming & more!
Anti Racism Action Program Site
Visit our ARAP site to register for upcoming webinars & find useful resources.
Click here to learn more!
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”
July 26th, 2021
BCEA 30th Annual Golf Tournament
We are currently SOLD OUT and a waiting list is open. We still have some sponsorships available.
Your cost includes golf, shared cart, free access to range balls, and use of locker facilities. Since we are unable to confirm a sit-down dinner, we will have food and drink stations spread out throughout the course:
- Smoothie Bar
- Breakfast & Appetizer StationS
- Taco Station
- Margarita Bar
- Ice cream sandwiches
Plus, our famous reverse draw for a $1500 travel voucher is back! We plan on holding the results live virtually for all the winners following the event!
There are still several ways you can advertise your involvement. Here are the different sponsorship levels:
Par: Hole Sponsor (4 spots available): Signage on the tee box and recognition in the printed agenda.
Birdie: Hole Contests (1 spots available): Long Drive (Men’s & Ladies), Straightest Drive. Signage on the tee box, signage on ‘proxy markers’, second level recognition on both the agenda and during the presentation.
Eagle: (4 available) Special Events Sponsor: Door Prize Sponsor includes primary signage at registration. Both include special recognition on both the printed agenda and during the presentation. Plus one it includes one players’ entry fee.
Ace: Par 3 shoot-out contest & putting contest; Top level sponsor with highest recognition on all signs, banners, advertising and presentation. $1500.00 each which includes two player’s entry fees.
Click to join the waitlist
July 23rd, 2021
Annual Conference - Speaker Spotlight
We are pleased to introduce Ken Coates as one of the keynote speakers for this year’s BCEA Annual Conference!
Ken is a passionate public commentator who brings a deep understanding of past & present realities together with compelling ideas about Canada’s future. He is Canada’s Research Chair in Regional Innovation & brings experiences from around the world to shed light on Canada’s strength & weaknesses when leading conversations about issues that matter most to Canadians.
Register today to hear from Ken & other captivating speakers at this year’s event!
November 9-10, 2021 | www.BCEAConference2021.ca
July 22nd, 2021
Welcome New Member
Welcome our newest member – Douglas Lighting Controls!
We are happy to start working together with you and are excited to see you at our upcoming member networking events.
May 26th, 2021
Welcome New Member
Welcome our newest member – CSC LED Corporation!
We are happy to start working together with you and are excited to see you at our upcoming member networking events.
May 21st, 2021
BCEA Okanagan Golf Tournament Open for Registration
The BCEA is excited to host our 2021 Okanagan Golf Tournament at Sunset Ranch on July 7. Let’s get together socially! It has been some time and we are excited to be back. Although we cannot run a shotgun event, we are all set to have sponsorships as well a the famous Honey Pot challenge back.
You can find all the event details as well as registration and sponsorship opportunities here.
May 4th, 2021
BCEA PowerUp Podcast
BCEA and U40 Committee is excited to announce that the BCEA PowerUp Podcast is now live with their first episode - Meet the CEO with Tim Horsman!
Check out all streaming options here!
March 29th, 2021
DEI Education Series Past Video Links
The BCEA is excited to hear the great responses to the DEI webinars we have hosted on so far. We are happy to announce we have made these webinars available to our members who were not able to make the virtual event. Go to our ARAP site to watch the past webinars and register for the upcoming DEI webinars.You will also find lots of resources to further your own education on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
February 8th, 2021
Activate your new BCEA Digital Membership NOW and start SAVING at www.boomgroup.com
SAVE ON: Accommodations, Auto Rentals, Eye Care, Florist, Food & Beverages, Home Improvments, Apparel & Accessories, Computers and so much more!
January 25th, 2021
We need your input! BCEA is collecting anonymous information from individuals in the electrical industry. This information will help us better understand the electrical industry as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This survey gathers information about how familiar industry members are with certain terms and concepts, the extent to which these topics are discussed in the industry, indicators of industry diversity and inclusion, and what people would most like to learn in relation to these topics. The survey will be open until February 5, 2021 and is available here: https://www.research.net/r/BCEA
January 11th, 2021
WESCO Change Sponsor - ARAP
Thank you WESCO - for being one of our Change Sponsor for our Anti Racism Action Program. We are excited to be working with you!
January 5th, 2021
Technical Safety BC Speaker Sponsor - ARAP
Thank you Technical Safety BC - for being one of our Speaker Sponsor for our Anti Racism Action Program. We are excited to be working with you!
January 5th, 2021
EFC Change Sponsor - ARAP
Thank you Electro Federation of Canada - for being one of our Change Sponsor for our Anti Racism Action Program. We are excited to be working with you and your members!
December 18th, 2020
Message from the BCEA
I would like to sincerely thank all our members across British Columbia for all their support in 2020. It has been a different year for many. Difficult and challenging, but I am happy to see so many of you doing well even during these unusual times. Several of our members, including the BCEA, have had to reimagine a new way of doing business. Through this, we have managed to grow and serve our members and the community even in this virtual space. We have a lot to look forward to in 2021 and cannot wait to get started.
From the BCEA staff, we wish you all a festival holiday season! Stay safe and be kind to one another.
President & CEO
December 17th, 2020
Bartle & Gibsonand ABB Announce New Agreement for Electrical Distribution Solutions
Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd., an Alberta-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor and ABB today, Monday, December 14, announced a new regional partnership enabling increased access to ABB’s Electrical Distribution, Control and Power Solutions product portfolio across Western Canada.
This product category includes medium-voltage and low-voltage distribution and control equipment, low-voltage minia-ture drives as well as traditional installation products and known brands such as Thomas & Betts.
Click here to read full announcement!
December 17th, 2020
Black Press Career Fair
The BCEA is participating in the Black Press virtual career fair on February 1-5, 2021. This career fair gets great reach to a large audience. Coverage will include media, radio, and social media exposure. We want to help you fill those positions!
Please submit all your available positions with a detailed outline of job and criteria. These jobs will be widely marketed through the BCEA booth and virtual session.
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 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