About APCA

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.


Recycling for Commercial Painters in Edmonton

Commercial painting businesses are invited to bring their leftover paint and empty paint cans for recycling to Nor-Alta Waste in Edmonton on Thursday May 25, and Friday May 26 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

For further information, please read this document: nor-alta roundup.pdf

Membership Renewal

Membership invoices and renewal reminders were sent out by mail in early November. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the office. The APCA Membership year runs from January 1 – December 31, so don’t let your membership lapse and renew today!

Changes to Inspection Fees

As a reminder, for all work starting January 1, 2017, the rates for the APCA/MPI quality assurance inspections will be a simple 5% of the contract price, plus GST. Please be sure to use this rate on jobs you are bidding now for 2017 start.

Traditionally, APCA was to be notified of any extra work that the painting contractor received... (read more)


APCA is committed to upholding and improving the standards of the painting and decorating industry. It represents independent contractors involved in the painting and wall covering industry serving the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. APCA also administers the Inspection and Guarantee Program and serves as liaison among industry groups.

Board of Directors

To learn more about APCA Board, please click here.