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The Alberta Painting Contractors Association (APCA) represents the major players in the Alberta painting industry with a focus on commercial and industrial projects.

APCA supports a skilled workforce providing quality service. APCA awards annual scholarships to assist apprentices seeking their journeyman trade designation in painting and decorating. Luncheon meetings are held from September through June to keep members advised of Association activities and to provide a forum for guest speakers with topics of direct relevance to the industry.

Inspection and Guarantee Program

APCA is the approved quality control association for the Inspection Program in Alberta. This Inspection Program was developed by the Master Painters Institute (MPI) in order to guarantee the use of quality products and proper procedures by qualified tradespeople. The paint contract may only be 5% of the total project cost but 85% of the finished product is judged on the first impression made by the painting and decorating.

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ATCC Prompt Payment Legislation Updates

Minister of Service Alberta, the Honourable Nate Glubish introduced the Builder’s Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020 that will bring prompt payment to Alberta.


Prompt Payment & Adjudication (PDF)

October 19, 2021 Update (PDF)

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Mike Parsons

Congratulations to Mike Parsons, APCA Inspector on obtaining his M.PQA Designation!  He is now an Accredited Architectural Coatings Specialist. 
Great job Mike!

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ICBA Interprovincial Red Seal Challenge Program

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC (ICBA), in partnership with British Columbia’s leading painting contractors, has created a unique training program, helping you or your people to achieve their Painter and Decorator Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. Register Here

The next cohort of our Painter and Decorator Interprovincial Red Seal Exam Preparation course starts October 18! Over 16 weeks, participants will work through the course content of Levels 1, 2, and you don’t have to take time off work! Register Here or View on LinkedIn Here

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APCA Announces an exciting New Strategic Partnership!

We are very happy to announce a strategic partnership with ICBA Alberta Benefit Services.

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