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November 30, 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 […]
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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 […]
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November 17, 2020

Five Industry Leaders Elected to VICA Board

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 […]
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October 5, 2020

CCA: Growth plan must include strategy for swift flow of funds to be effective, says Canadian Construction Association

CCA members – 70 per cent of which are small and medium-sized, family-run businesses – have been asking for a clear, balanced, fair and flexible […]
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October 1, 2020

VICA Members win big at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Vancouver Island Construction Association would like to congratulate its 10 members who were recognized at the 13th Annual VIREB Commercial Building Awards on September 30th. […]
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August 13, 2020

Construction activity recovering from pandemic low in second quarter

The dollar value of building permits on Vancouver Island fell by 14 per cent to $506.6 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to […]
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June 8, 2020

VICA Supports Employer’s Forum submission to WSBC

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) has submitted a letter of support (below) to Employers’ Forum’s submission to WorkSafeBC’s proposal to add COVID-19 to Schedule 1 […]
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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 […]
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March 13, 2020

Important updates from VICA regarding COVID-19

Starting March 18, 2020, our Nanaimo office (map) will be closed until further notice.  Our Victoria office (map) will still be operating, however, it will […]
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March 4, 2020

COVID-19 & Construction: 7 Simple Steps to Keep Your Crew Healthy On Site & In The Office

In light of the 13th case of the coronovirus disease (COVID-19) being reported in British Columbia, the first phase of a redevelopment in Burnaby being halted after an on-site worker was found […]
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February 27, 2020

Loud and Proud in Pink Shirts: VICA Members spread the word that it’s cool to be kind

On Wednesday, February 26, the local construction community supported children across British Columbia as they stood vibrantly in solidarity for a bully-free world. While the Pink […]
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February 25, 2020

BC Construction Association’s take on the recently announced Budget 2020

The 2020 BC Budget released on February 18th is essentially a continuation of the budget the NDP introduced three years ago when they first came […]
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