February 25, 2021
Q4 Building Permit Report: Residential Rebounds
Construction activity slowed somewhat during the fourth quarter of 2020 though remaining at a relatively high level. Total building permits issued during the fourth quarter of 2020 slipped four per cent to $652.3 million following the strong rebound in the prior quarter coming off the pandemic shock-driven second quarter.
February 24, 2021
VICA Members Say NO to Bullying in the Workplace
This year for Pink Shirt Day, VICA Members and staff wore their best and brightest pink shirts in support of Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign celebrated nationwide.
February 05, 2021
VICA's Advocacy: 2021 MLA Directory
Your VICA Membership means we're working on issues on your behalf. Whether it be tendering issues, procurement practices, or supporting provincial and national issues through our partners at BCCA and CCA, VICA continues to be your voice for issues impacting our industry.
January 14, 2021
The benefits of strategic planning for your busines
A common misconception is that strategic planning is only for large companies. But the reality is that most businesses can greatly benefit from the exercise.
Whether it's buying a competitor, increasing your capital or aiming for higher growth, you need the right strategies, structure, plans and controls in place to optimize the return on your investment.
December 22, 2020
VICA Members donate over $25,500 in toys and groceries to Vancouver Island Families
Through our inaugural Virtual Christmas Luncheon and our annual Toy Drive, VICA Members from across the Island donated $25,625 to help support of communities were we work and live.
December 14, 2020
HeroWork & CCSPI Named Top 100 Recovery Projects
Two VICA Partners, HeroWork and Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (CCSPI) selected as Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects by Future of Good.
November 27, 2020
B.C. government provides financial assistance for construction training
If a construction association, labour union or First Nation is looking for funding to train people for work in the construction industry, the B.C. government is here to help.
November 25, 2020
Q3 Building Permits rebound, Island-wide
The total value of building permits issued on Vancouver Island during the third quarter of 2020 rebounded to $681.6 million, or 40 per cent above the second quarter of 2020.
November 16, 2020
Five Industry Leaders Elected to VICA Board
November 16, 2020 (Victoria, BC) – The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected five industry leaders to its 2020-2021 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on November 13, 2020. There were six nominees from across Vancouver Island.
October 02, 2020
CCA: Growth plan must include strategy for swift flow of funds to be effective, says Canadian Construction Association
Statement on the Growth Plan announced by the federal government and Canada Infrastructure Bank
October 01, 2020
VICA Members win big at VIREB Commercial Building Awards
Even throughout a global pandemic, commitment to building excellence has not swayed. We would like to congratulate all winners and nominees for their hard work, creative ideas and designs, as well as maintaining a safe work environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 13, 2020
Construction activity recovering from pandemic low in second quarter
The dollar value of building permits on Vancouver Island fell by 14 percent to $506.6 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter, largely the result of an industry slowdown due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
June 08, 2020
VICA Supports Employer's Forum submission to WSBC
As stated in the letter, we support Employer's Forum's position regarding the amendment of Schedule 1 of the Worker's Compensation Act to add a presumption for COVID-19, or broad coronaviruses or respiratory communicable diseases.
March 20, 2020
VICA and VIHA partner for PPE Donation
In support of Island Health and front-line healthcare staff, working tirelessly to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) has put a call out to their membership for donations of new, unopened N95 masks, sanitizer solution and wipes, or other personal protection equipment suitable for their work.
March 13, 2020
Important updates from VICA regarding COVID-19
In the wake of recent announcements from federal and provincial health officials surrounding COVID-19, we would like to provide you with an update on the actions we, the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) is taking in response to the direction set out by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO).
March 04, 2020
COVID-19 & Construction: 7 Simple Steps to Keep Your Crew Healthy On Site & In The Office
Safety is always a priority in construction and managing the risk of COVID-19 should be no exception. We strongly encourage employers to provide common-sense advice about the simple actions employees are expected to take to reduce the risk.
February 27, 2020
Leonard Brody, Business & Technology Visionary, invites you to the 2020 Vancouver Island Constuction Conference
Join us — and 300+ delegates — on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference for VICA's flagship industry event. #VICC2020
February 27, 2020
Loud and Proud in Pink Shirts: VICA Members spread the word that it's cool to be kind
On February 26, the local construction community supported children across BC as they stood vibrantly in solidarity for a bully-free world.
February 25, 2020
BC Construction Association's take on the recently announced Budget 2020
While $7BN spend in social housing remains on the table, BCCA continues to work with BC Housing in an ongoing effort to ensure fair, open, and transparent procurement methods.
February 20, 2020
City of Powell River: Developers update progress on airport investment
An update on Gaoshi Holdings’ (Canada) proposed Powell River Airport development was presented at the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 18. The committee approved sending to Council a Development Permit (DP) to facilitate construction of the first phase of a mixed-use aviation park.
February 13, 2020
Connecting Communities, Creating Opportunities: VICA, Hazelwood, Scotiabank, Canwest & Pinchin at ABM Indigenous: Vancouver Island
VICA, along with members Hazelwood Construction Group, Scotiabank, Canwest Mechanical, and Pinchin, will be attending ABM Indigenous: Vancouver Island again this year. The event is held in partnership with the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation at the Songhees Innovation Centre in Victoria from March 16 to 18.
January 20, 2020
Victoria 3.0 Pivoting to a Higher Economy 2020-2041 | Draft Economic Action Plan
The City of Victoria is seeking public feedback to help shape its draft economic action plan, Victoria 3.0 – Pivoting to a Higher-Value Economy – 2020-2041.
January 10, 2020
City of Powell River seeks public input on Recreation Complex upgrades
An extensive public engagement process begins on Friday, January 10 to decide on a plan for the City of Powell River Recreation Complex Rehabilitation.
December 23, 2019
VICA Members donate over $20,000 in toys and groceries to Vancouver Island families in need
In time for the holiday season, members of the Vancouver Island Construction Association raised over $20,000 for families in the communities they work and live in.
December 16, 2019
CCA displeased by Supreme Court of Canada decision to dismiss appeal on use of reprisal clauses in BC
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is displeased to learn that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal brought forward by contractor, J. Cote & Son Excavating.