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Volume 18 | September 22, 2022


Save the Date: FLAC In-person Inaugural Event

More details coming soon!

NECA Membership: ECAO Contractor Members

Please visit NECA's website, to find more information about NECA services, register for meetings, find valuable industry information, network with your peers and much more. You will need to log in to the website in order to access member-only information and view your company profile. To access NECA's new website for the first time, follow these steps:

  • Click Member Login at the top of the page and then on the drop-down menu click Login.
  • On the next page click Forgot Password, enter your email and then click Reset your Password. 
  • You will then receive an email from Community Hub.
  • In the Community Hub email, click on the link to reset your password and then you will have full access to your NECAnet profile.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact Vivian Brown at (202) 991-6234 or by sending an email to

FREE “Level One” Certi-Fire Training Tuition Limited-time Offer

With the continued support of Employment Ontario under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) received a second round funding from the Provincial Skills Development Fund (SDF) for the Certi-Fire program to enhance its training capabilities in the fire alarm industry.

In Spring 2021, the Certi-Fire program received the first round of SDF funding to expand the courses in a COVID-19 friendly environment, by delivering programs online to accommodate “at-home-learning” for the “in-person-classroom” training. It was a great achievement for Certi-Fire!

The second round of SDF funding allows us to develop Virtual Reality (VR) Certi-Fire Lab Assessment; where a wearable device allows participants to learn to wire a fire panel, is currently under way.

Good news about this VR technology - we will be able to provide training in an innovative method that will eliminate the traditional need for large physical spaces and large capital investments. It will also resolve the indoor setting limitations and the geographical issues that were a barrier due to COVID-19.

ECAO is pleased to offer a limited, one time, opportunity for free LEVEL ONE Certi-Fire Training for IBEW members, and individuals who are 309A licensed electricians, or minimum third term apprentices with intermediate trade school. This promotion is on a first-come-first served basis, and applies to Level 1 only, within the given period of time. This free tuition offer will end on March 31, 2023 or until the seats are filled, whichever comes first.

*** Don’t miss this chance to become a Certi-Fire Fire Alarm Electrician who can provide one stop electrical services – install, test, verify, and maintain all fire alarm needs!!! ***

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at

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Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

Visit IHSA to access tools and resources to help you get started with COR™—and commit to keeping your workers safe.

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Diversity & Inclusion Column

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022, marks the Orange Shirt Day and the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Today and every day we remember the lives of lost children and honour the Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

Commemoration Guide


ECABC Announces New President

The Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia (ECABC) announced the hiring of Matt MacInnis as the association’s President, effective September 19, 2022.

“ECABC looks forward to beginning the newest era in the organization’s 70 year history serving as the voice of BC’s electrical and line utility contractors,” said Shawn Boyd, Chairman of the ECABC Board of Directors and Vice President of Service for Houle Electric Ltd. “Continued investment in apprenticeship training and prompt payment legislation will remain key priorities for our members.”

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Construction jobsite relaunched with new tech and partners, Canada’s premier online job portal for the growing construction sector, has now partnered with the job board specialists at Nethire, to bring you the best of two worlds – A highly targeted, specialized audience of job seekers and recruiters; and experts in the recruiting and candidate management space.

A laser focus on the right people across the country’s largest specialized media audience, plus access to our extended network, means you get the right applicants the first time. No need to scatter your message across generic platforms; no more massive piles of unqualified applicants. Just professional employers reaching qualified professionals.

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Ottawa helps those looking to enter skilled trades through STAR

Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. Approximately 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire in Canada by 2028, creating an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more.

That is why Ottawa is making targeted investments to remove barriers and get more Canadians the apprenticeship training they need to build good, well-paying careers in the skilled trades.

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced over $33 million over five years for the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness (STAR) program.

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Global Energy Employment Rises Above Pre-Covid Levels, Driven by Clean Energy and Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chains

IEA provides proclaimed first ever assessment of energy jobs worldwide by region and technology, offering vital analysis in the context of the global energy crisis and clean energy transitions.

Global employment in the energy sector has risen above its pre-pandemic levels, led by increased hiring in clean energy, according to a new IEA report that offers the first worldwide benchmark for employment across energy industries.

The inaugural edition of the World Energy Employment Report, which will be published annually, maps energy sector employment by technology and value chain segment. The report provides a data-rich foundation for policy makers and industry decision makers to understand the labour-related impacts of clean energy transitions and shifts in energy supply chains following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Park'N Fly Savings Program

Reserve and Save on Airport Parking!

With a network that spans coast-to-coast, Park’N Fly is focused on providing our customers with cost-effective parking options while enjoying a park happy experience with every stay. To access your member discount and save you have three options:

Reserve via Park’N Fly App: Easily reserve your next parking stay using the Park’N Fly app and get the lowest rate! Plus, save your payment information to your reservation and you’ll be able to check in and out from the convenience of the app. Download today or click to learn more at

Reserve as a Rewards Member: Existing Park’N Fly Rewards members can sign into your rewards account and start getting the lowest parking rates by adding your corporate discount code to your profile. Sign into your account via the Park’N Fly Canada app or online at

Not a Park’N Fly Rewards Member? Enroll today by clicking Join Now and start earning free days. Plus, Aeroplan members also earn 50% more Aeroplan points when you add your member number in your Park’N Fly Rewards profile.

Reserve Online: Click RESERVE ONLINE (to the right), select your preferred location, and enter your travel dates and times to reserve your next parking stay.   

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Hart-Well Gets COR And So Much More: Alcumus

Whether you're in the office or at a job site, digital EHS solutions help streamline documentation to help organizations mitigate risk and maintain compliance. See this in action from one of Alcumus’ customers, Hart-Well, to learn how Alcumus' EHS solutions helped them maintain high safety standards and achieve their COR certification.


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Teksmed Health Services for ECAO Members

TeksMed is excited to tell you about the newest benefits available to your employees, as part of your ECAO membership: QuikCare Platinum and QuikCare Mental Wellness.

Quick Care Platinum: When an employee’s physician recommends a diagnostic scan, or refers them to see a specialist in one of the below mentioned specialties, and the wait time is greater than 21 days, they can simply contact the QuikCare Platinum Helpline at 1-833-355-ECAO (3226) for rapid

intervention. TeksMed will liaise with the employee to obtain the required documentation to utilize our exclusive network of specialists and diagnostic imaging services. Appointments typically occur within two weeks, as opposed to the months it may take in the public healthcare system.

Quick Care Mental Wellness: QuikCare Mental Wellness aims to provide an accessible and clinically proven resource for the improvement of mental health, which your employees can access from the privacy and comfort of their own home, helping them learn techniques to better manage negative moods and stress. Your employees can

simply contact the confidential QuikCare Mental Wellness Helpline at 1-833-355-ECAO (3226) for rapid assistance, and TeksMed will look to obtain the required information needed to arrange for an assessment to be conducted. The worker will then be connected with a therapist, who will guide them along the 12-week long cognitive behavioural therapy program.

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IHSA: Excavation, Trenches and Utility Contacts. Construction Blitz Initiative: Sept 5 - Nov 4 2022

IHSA in partnership with the Ministry of Immigration, Labour, Training and Skills Development (MILTSD) is pleased to offer you a FREE On-Demand Webinar in support of the current Construction Sector Compliance Blitz Initiative running Sept 5 - Nov 4 2022.

MILTSD's Excavation, Trenching and Utility Contacts Initiative has 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: Sept 5 to Nov 4 2022: Education Outreach and Awareness (Compliance Assistance)
  • Phase 2: Oct 3 to Nov 4 2022: Focused Inspection Blitz

Focusing on the 2022 Construction Sites Excavation and Utility Contacts Compliance Blitz, this on-demand webinar was recorded in partnership with the MILTSD and reviews the initiative focus, rationale, location, key focus areas for inspectors, and how IHSA can help companies that have work which involves underground and overhead activities around infrastructure. 


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REEL Talk: All You Need To Know

Ontario Construction Secretariat 2022 AGM & Conference

The Ontario Construction Secretariat 2022 AGM & Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 5 & Thursday, October 6, 2022 at JW Marriot The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.

Click here for registration details, agenda, speaker lineup, and hotel information.

NECA 2022 Convention and Trade Show

Where: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

When: Saturday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 NECA Convention & Trade Show in Austin, TX. Attendees will gain access to industry-leading education and top-notch speakers to keep you at the forefront of the electrical contracting industry. With sessions on a wide range of topics, NECA Austin has both your professional growth and your company’s future covered!

Register Today!

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