Welcome to the BCWCA Website

 

 British Columbia Wall and Ceiling Association is a non-profit provincial trade association of professionals serving a wide ranging membership of drywall and stucco contractors, manufacturers, suppliers,(GSD's) and labour.  Our primary mandate is providing training to apprentices in our industry and we offer apprenticeship programs including the RED SEAL trade - Wall & Ceiling Installer.

 

Membership has benefits - see Join the BCWCA on the menu bar

CONTRACTORS: Get assistance with technical information, code-related issues, workmanship standards, networking, social events and more.

DEALERS, SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS: Keep informed on technical and code matters and have direct access to trade contractors.

Becoming part of the BCWCA demonstrates your commitment to the industry and your participation in maintaining and raising the standard of workmanship in the wall and ceiling industry.

RECENT NEWS

We have a twitter account @BCWCA    Follow us!!

 

Employers' Advisers Law and Policy Bulletin

Admin Penalty Policies.pdf

 

An invite to the 2016 GVHBA 2016 Members Expo.  May 11th, 2016 3pm-7:30pm.

emailinvite_associations.pdf

 

Attention Employers & Apprentices!  Next BCWCA Wall & Ceiling Installer A/B Course starts March 17, 2016.  Call the office at 604-575-0511 for Details.

 

February 2016 - Staff Update

 

The BCWCA is pleased to announce that Jeff Triggs has joined the organization as Executive Director.  Jeff brings a wealth of experience obtained over 17 years in the Wall & Ceiling Industry.  He looks forward to serving the industry, meeting new people and getting reaquainted with those he has not seen for a while.

Leesa Matwick will remain with the organization as the Training Director/Office Manager.  Jeff and Leesa look forward to working with you now and in the future to reach the goals of the BCWCA.

 

Attention Apprentices and Employers:

We are running a Module A & B Wall & Ceiling Installer Course at our Lower Mainland location starting Thursday October 1, 2015!  Check out the TRADES TRAINING Tab on the left for more information, or contact us at the BCWCA Office today!!

 

2015 Skills BC Canada Competition

Pictured Above - 2015 Skills BC Competitors

Congratulations BCWCA Members for showcasing the Wall & Ceiling Installer Trade at this year's annual Skills BC Canada Competition hosted at the Abbotsford TradeX Wednesday April 15, 2015.  Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for help making this event a success - Click the link below for more pictures of the event!

https://plus.google.com/photos/114152811473599976175/albums/6145106349029266161?authkey=COqD1fL8iN6wTQ

 

2014 LMWCA Christmas Casino Night & Dance

The Lower Mainland Wall & Ceiling Association held it's 2014 Christmas Casino Night & Dance this past Saturday, November 22, 2014.  A good time was had by all!  Thank you to all our generous sponsors who supported this event!  Check out the link below for pictures!

https://plus.google.com/photos/114152811473599976175/albums/6085751302336075201?authkey=CLS1pqC5jvedSA

 

BCWCA 2014 AGM

The BC Wall & Ceiling Association held it's 2014 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday May 28th, 2014 at the Newlands Golf & Country Club, Langley BC.  Cathy LaPointe, Past President of the BCWCA, chaired the meeting.  We would like to welcome Dan Iversen, Nathan Lang, Timo Orava, Darryl Fontaine, and Kevin Causey as the new Directors of the BCWCA.  Larry Fontaine is seen below presenting Cathy LaPointe a Service Award for her dedication and valuable years of service as the President of the BCWCA.

 

BCWCA at 2014 Skills Canada BC

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCWCA Family Walk for Cancer - Over $48,000 in 2 years raised!  Thank you to our Sponsors! 

The BC Wall & Ceiling Association’s (BCWCA) 2nd Annual Walk for Cancer was a huge success! $48,000 has been raised for the BC Cancer Foundation to date! Held at Campbell Valley Park June 9, 2013, over 160 people (and four legged friends) participated in activities such as Fire Safety Education provided by the Township of Langley Fire Department Firefighters from Brookswood – Hall 5, pancake breakfast, live entertainment, face painting and BBQ lunch!   A gentle 5 km walk through the park was part of the event as well.  Thanks to all who participated in this friendly event for a very worthy cause.  A special thanks to our generous sponsors for your support!  

Please click the link below to view photos of this fun family event. 

https://picasaweb.google.com/116626918108550501500/BCWCACancerWalkPhotos2013?authkey=Gv1sRgCPmthJa72LX3GA

 

BCWCA 2013 AGM

The BC Wall & Ceiling Association held it's 2013 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Newlands Golf and Country Club, Langley, BC.  Cathy LaPointe of Dryco Systems, President of BCWCA chaired the meeting.  Congratulations to Jim Kerr, new Director of the BCWCA.  One highlight of the meeting is the Joe Whitehead Award for 2012 which went to Murray Corey, retired Executive Director of the BCWCA, presented by Peter Gallagher, the 2011 recipient.  Murray retired on April 30, 2013 after serving 8 years as Executive Director.  Murray's dedication to the association and the industry will be appreciated long into the future!  Congratulations Murray and "Bon Voyage"  as you enjoy a well deserved retirement! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to the National Energy Code

Please see the attached link with changes to the National Energy Code affecting construction of new homes and other buildings. 

http://www.nationalcodes.ca/eng/nech/index.shtml

 

 SEPT. 22, 2011 -  New Building Enclosure Design Guide, Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

A new publication designed to enhance the quality of residential construction in BC is now available from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO).

The Building Enclosure Design Guide - Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings is the industry's most widely accepted reference guide on building enclosures.  It's an invaluable resource for builders, designers, architects, engineers and educators in British Columbia and in other jurisdictions.

Visit the HPO website to learn more about the Guide and/or purchase a printed copy http://www.hpo.bc.ca/building-enclosure-design-guide

 

 

Government Assistance Programs for Employers

Job Creation & Apprenticeship Tax Credits For Employers / Corporations

 Canada Revenue Agency Investment Tax Credit (PDF)

 British Columbia Training Tax Credit (PDF)

To access the forms download and print the .pdf files. Please refer to the instructions to determine all requirements for eligibility.