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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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Health, Dental, Retirement, and More

In the competition for talent, employee group benefits are one of the most important factors in attracting and retaining employees. From the owner-operator to our largest employers, APCA has the custom benefit solution for your every need. Get the great group health, dental and retirement benefits you and your employees deserve — at competitive rates. Through the APCA Benefit Plan, you’ll get the best value for your money, while not compromising on taking good care of your workers and their families.

Become an APCA member today, to take advantage of these (just one of many) benefits membership has to offer!

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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. 

This 14-week blended learning program, covering course content for levels 1, 2 and 3, features engaging online courses, collaborative activities, regular classes run through Zoom, along with expert video demonstrations of key tools and techniques.  This program is designed to fit in around working hours, so participants don’t need to take any time off work!

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