The Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia
(MCABC) is here to encourage, promote, strengthen and build the business
of mechanical contractors and to develop the associated skilled trades.
Whether you're UA or non UA, established or new to the sector, focus
on plumbing, heating, gas installations, HVAC, fire protection, controls,
or industrial mechanical, are involved in commercial, industrial, institutional
or residential construction, membership in the MCA-BC makes good business
The MCA needs young people now. If you are contemplating a career in
construction, the mechanical trades are interested in meeting you. Now
is a great time to become an apprentice.
Unlike academic students enrolled in post secondary education, an apprentice
begins earning an income on the first day of work with increments every
six months until he or she is fully qualified.
The average mechanical skill trades person earns $65,000 per year. It
can go even higher with the specialized skill sets. In the mechanical
trades, the opportunities are so great that once a person is a qualified
journeyman, he or she will probably never be unemployed.