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BCEA Annual Conference

BCEA Annual Conference Planning Meetings are now available to be booked with eligible Conference registrants! Register today to gain access to the virtual booking portal and start making connections. As a reminder, meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis so begin making requests early to ensure you are not missing out!

To learn more about the program and planning meetings, visit our website:

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Anti Racism Action Program Site

Visit our ARAP site to register for upcoming webinars & find useful resources.

Click here to learn more!

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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”

October 22nd, 2021

Welcome New Members

Welcome our newest members – Sunbelt Rentals of Canada & Pipe-Pal!

We are happy to start working together with you and are excited to see you at our upcoming member networking events.

August 11th, 2021

BCEA Power Up Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of the BCEA PowerUp Podcast!

Episode 5 - Leaders Series - Perry McDougall

Chris Brams sits down this week with the President of Goodwin Industrial Electric, Perry McDougall. They discuss Perry's early years and the progression of his career, plus his unique outlook on employee work/life balance and how he is helping the future of the trades through his leadership in local apprenticeship programs.

Click here to subscribe and don’t miss an episode!

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 |

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

Boom Group

Activate your new BCEA Digital Membership NOW and start SAVING at

SAVE ON: Accommodations, Auto Rentals, Eye Care, Florist, Food & Beverages, Home Improvments, Apparel & Accessories, Computers and so much more!

January 25th, 2021

DEI Survey

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:

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.

Barbette Igonia

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.


  • 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.

Upcoming sessions:

  • 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.

Registration here!

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


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 .

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

- Safety

- Driving

- Equipment

- Soft Skills

- Awareness

Click here to register and view course options.

March 26th, 2020

High Acheiver Award - March

Brad Lueck, Director of Operations Alberta Region

Wesco Distribution

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 @

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 @

March 18th, 2020


During this pandemic we ask our members and our communities stay safe, be kind, be patient and stay informed.

Government of Canada website has a lot of information that can help you prepare you and your business for what is ahead. It is accurate and has the tools you need to apply for any grants that might be available for you. Visit Awareness Resource (link is

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:

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

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

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

October 2021
BCEA Annual Conference
November 9th - 10th, 2021
Meet the Leader
November 18th, 2021
Women's Network Wrap Up
December 3rd, 2021
2021 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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