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

3rd Annual “Day on the Hill” Focuses on Safe Pipelines, Responsibly-built

The PLCAC participated in a third “Day on the Hill” in Ottawa on October 17 and 18, 2018. Planned and conducted as a joint union-management activity with our union partners from the Operating Engineers, United Association, Teamsters Canada and Labourers, through the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council (CPAC), it was highly-successful with over fifty meetings. Steven … read more

Michels Canada Urban Pipeline Set to Wrap up this Spring

Michels Canada continues to demonstrate its ability to effectively serve as the prime contractor on large-scale urban pipeline construction projects by wrapping up projects in the Vancouver, BC and Cochrane, AB areas. On the FortisBC Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade, Michels Canada built approximately 20 km of 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline and several … 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

SSC Decision Another Step in Mitigating Hurdles that Frustrate Projects

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently dismissed an appeal by the Government of British Columbia in a high-stakes decision. BC’s “turn off the taps” bill (i.e., Environmental Management Act) sought to control what was being transported through the province of British Columbia via inter-provincial transportations systems (e.g., pipelines, railways, etc.). In a rare move … read more