NEWS RELEASE: CMD Group and ICBA join forces in British Columbia

Strategic partnership will enhance access to industry insights and opportunities for ICBA members across the province BURNABY, BC (November 25, 2015) – CMD Group Canada (CMD) and the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) of British Columbia today announce an unprecedented strategic alliance to enhance the value to ICBA members leveraging CMD’s powerful Insight platform. ICBA members will access ICBA

News release: Silent majority say ‘yes’ to responsible resource development

A new study released today by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Associations (ICBA) reveals that overall 84 per cent of British Columbians support responsible resource development. “It’s clear, the ‘no to everything’ movement in B.C. is not representative of citizens’ views on responsible resource development,” said Philip Hochstein, president of the ICBA. “This poll illustrates that a strong majority of British

B.C.’s balanced budget provides certainty and stability for the construction industry

Last week, B.C.’s Finance Minister Mike de Jong tabled a balanced budget that forecasts surpluses for the next three fiscal years. This is good news for British Columbia and good news for the construction industry. Part of the government’s plan to grow the economy is to invest in infrastructure. Over the next three years, there is a healthy capital spending

ICBA Training: Seismic Design for Houses in the BC Building Code (Part 9 Requirements)

The 2012 BC Building Code introduced seismic design requirements for all houses and other Part 9 buildings. At first glance, the requirements can be intimidating and complex. Understanding these requirements will allow builders to design and build homes to resist lateral loads, without requiring an engineer. The workshop on November 27, 2013  will provide a detailed review of the Part 9 requirements

ICBA wants to train your future leaders

ICBA is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Gold Seal Training Scholarships to be presented at ICBA’s 2013 AGM. A Gold Seal Certificate is a declaration of skill and competence recognized by the construction industry from coast to coast. Worth $2,000 these training opportunities cover course registration for the winning company and employee in the ICBA Gold Seal training program. There are


It’s time to put politics and construction aside and talk about what really matters to British Columbians…hockey! We are proud to welcome the Vancouver Canuck’s leadership team to speak at this year’s AGM.

ICBA’s 24th Open Shop Open a Huge Success

The sold-out 24th Open Shop Open Golf Tournament was a resounding success for all participants, sponsors and the Vancouver Resource Society (VRS). The 144 golfers and many sponsors helped raise over $15,000 to benefit the Vancouver Resource Society, the largest amount ever in the history of ICBA’s golf tournament.

Safety Innovation Award 2013

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce that the 2013 Award for Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation is now open for entries from eligible ICBA members and their employees.

Registration Open for International Open Shop Conference

Get ready for the Open Shop event of the decade — the Eighth installment of the IOSC — or International Open Shop Conference. Registration has just opened for IOSC8, which for  the first time ever will be held outside of Canada, in Maui, Hawaii from February 11-13 at the Grand Wailea Hotel.

Boot-iful discount for ICBA members

ICBA members and their employees can step into our latest and greatest discount – this one from Vancouver’s own Dayton Boots. The East Hastings Street based store has just launched its ’64 Workboot – steel reinforced CSA work boots for tough working conditions.

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