May 19, 2022
BC Labour Code - Industry Priority
Bill 10 (Labour Relations Code Amendment Act) passed yesterday with the support of the NDP and Green caucuses. This means that single-step union certification (card check) and annual raids are coming to a construction site near you.
May 12, 2022
Work Safe BC Public Hearing June 2022
WorkSafeBC is holding a virtual public hearing on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation.
April 29, 2022
Farewell to our Education Admin and Hello to our new SICA staff 2022
SICA has seen a few changes this year and we would like to say farewell to our Education Administrative Assistant and introduce the Team for 2022.
April 28, 2022
Industry Awards of Excellence Wrap Up 2022
Industry Awards of Excellence recognize industrial, commercial, and institutional projects within the southern interior of BC. In addition to the project awards, finalists are also recognized in several Leadership Awards categories.
April 03, 2022
CCO Workshop 2022
This is the wrap up for the CCO Workshop. This one day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry.
December 01, 2021
MOTI and Infrastructure BC Seeking Interest From Qualified Firms For BC Highway Reinstatement Program RFQ
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking to establish a pre-qualified list of firms to support its BC Highway Reinstatement Program which the Province has initiated to repair highways compromised by the extreme rainfall events of November 14 and 15,2021
November 30, 2021
Prompt Payment Included in ‘Report on the Budget 2022 Consultation’
Update on progress being made towards prompt payment laws in BC
October 20, 2021
Regional Construction Associations Partner with BCCA Employee Benefit Trust to Provide Flu Shots for Industry
SICA has teamed up with BC Construction Association Employee Benefit Trust (BCCA EBT) to ensure that construction workers are protected from the seasonal flu.
October 06, 2021
B.C. associations call on province to practice fair, transparent procurement
The associations are committed to working with government but want to see an effort to address the issues that have been raised.
September 27, 2021
SICA announces 2020/2021 Industry Awards of Excellence Finalists
SICA has announced the finalists for the 2020/2021 Industry Awards of Excellence!
September 23, 2021
2021 Annual Report
On Thursday, September 23rd, SICA is holding a hybrid in-person/virtual Annual General Meeting. During the AGM SICA will share our latest Annual Report which covers the fiscal period between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
July 16, 2021
Kelowna Crane Incident Legacy Education Fund
Through the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) Fund and in partnership with the Construction Foundation of BC, SICA is organizing the Kelowna Crane Incident Legacy Education Fund. This fund is a tribute to the individuals who tragically lost their lives from the Brooklyn Site Incident on July 12th, 2021. The funds raised through this fund will go towards supporting future post-secondary education for the children of the victims in this tragedy.
July 15, 2021
SICA is amplifying the call to show solidarity and honour those who lost their lives on Monday by hanging a safety vest outside your workplace or home. Please consider hanging a safety vest outside your workplace or home. Use the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside when posting this initiative on social media.
July 13, 2021
Brooklyn Site Crane Accident Statement
The board, staff, and members of SICA are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic crane accident in Kelowna yesterday. Our hearts grieve for the families, friends, and co-workers of those who did not return home from the job-site last night. Our deepest condolences go out to those who have been affected by this catastrophe.
July 02, 2021
Construction Fast Lanes for COVID-19 Vaccine
In partnership with the BC Public Health Office, the BCCA and its partners have made available construction fast lanes at select vaccination centers around the province on specified dates between and times through June and July.
June 07, 2021
Every Child Matters - Indigenous History Month
I write to you heavy with emotions regarding the recent discovery at the Kamloops residential school. This is a long-awaited confirmation of the cultural annihilation forced upon our indigenous communities. I feel the profound grief and anger of my ancestral lineage being of the Metis Nation, as well as a feeling of deep shame of being Canadian right now.
April 22, 2021
Latest Construction Industry Statistics Reveal Strength Despite Pandemic Challenges
The BC Construction Association has released their latest industry-wide survey.
April 20, 2021
BCCA Response to BC Budget 2021
The BC Construction Association has responded to the 2021 BC Budget.
April 20, 2021
CCA Responds to 2021 Federal Budget
The Canadian Construction Association responds to the 2021 Federal Budget.
April 09, 2021
Construction Month 2021
Today, April 9th, as part of the #lunchboxchallenge for Construction Month 2021 SICA was happy to serve lunch to the workers on the Acres Enterprises Ltd. Barkman site in Merritt!
March 26, 2021
SICA training courses prove practical and meaningful to students
It’s no exaggeration to say the global economy has been paralyzed by the pandemic. Fortunately for many Canadians, the construction industry was one of the few beacons in an otherwise slow economy greatly inhibited by COVID-19. Of course, the many forms of construction activity couldn’t forge ahead frivolously – social distancing, rigorous cleaning protocols and an abundance of caution were the norm on work sites everywhere, and it’s clear these methods will continue in the months ahead.
March 08, 2021
Building Forward: Virtual Conference 2021
On March 5, 2021 SICA hosted our first ever virtual conference: Building Forward. We would like to thank all of the attendees who joined us live!
October 07, 2020
Nomination Period Opens for SICA’s Industry Awards of Excellence
The nomination period for SICA’s 2nd Annual Industry Awards of Excellence has begun. Nominations will be accepted until January 15th, 2021.
September 23, 2020
Meet SICA's 2020 New Board Members
SICA is pleased to announce 7 new board members that were ratified at the September 16th Annual General Meeting for the term of 2 years.
September 17, 2020
SICA's 2020 Annual Report
During our September AGM SICA shared our latest Annual Report.