Cancellation of PLCAC Maui 2020 Convention

The Board of Directors of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC)  announced today their annual convention slated for April 20-24, 2020 in Maui, HI due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. PLCAC President Nick de Koning said: “The health and safety of PLCAC convention delegates, staff, and valued sponsors are the top priority. It … read more

TC Energy Announces Start of Keystone XL Pipeline

On March 31, 2020, TC Energy announced the details regarding the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline (KXL), an $8.0 billion investment into the North American economy.  Backed by the tremendous financial commitment from the Alberta government, this project now moves forward for the benefit of the province and all Canadians. The 1,947-km (1,210 mile) project has … read more


Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 globally, the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) is proactively trying to limit the spread of infection in the workplace. Our priority is the health, safety and welfare of our signatory contractors and their pipeline craft employees. Although the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the … read more

PAPC Breaks Ground in Western Canada

In 2018 Coastal GasLink (CGL) selected PLCAC regular member, Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd. (PAPC), the Canadian subsidiary of Bonatti Group, to construct approximately 165 kilometers of their project (namely, sections 6 and 7). In selecting their prime contractors, Coastal GasLink had sought out highly qualified companies that met CGL’s core principles for safety, environmental … read more

Mainline’s Big 3

After a decline in large diameter mainline construction in 2019, the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada and its members are looking forward to working with the four pipeline craft trades: (The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, International Union of … read more