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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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Dream Centre Presentation

APCA had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for $19,000 to The Dream Centre this year from the proceeds of the Wilf Grapentin Memorial Golf Tournament.

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2022 Donations & Giving

Through the Donation & Giving Program announced earlier this year, APCA was able to donate $17,000 to 3 charities – Boys & Girls Club, PaceKids, and Wounded Warriors 


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Edmonton – Third Thursday of the month from 9am-2pm

Red Deer – Thursdays from 9am-2pm

Calgary – Tuesdays from 8am-2pm

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ICBA Painter and Decorator Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Exam Preparation (Online)

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 September 3 2022! Over 14 weeks, participants will work through the course content of Levels 1, 2, and you don’t have to take time off work!

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