APEGA is the governing body responsible for administering the Engineering and Geoscientists Professions [EGP] Act. APEGA sets standards of admission for engineers, geologists and geophysicists, as well as standards of conduct for members to ensure the protection of the public. APEGA represents over 73,000 engineers and geoscientists.
ASET was established to provide professional services to the applied science and engineering technology professions. ASET sets standards for admission in over 60 applied science and engineering technology disciplines. The membership roster includes more than 18,000 individuals, all of whom voluntarily applied for certification. ASET sets and enforces a professional Code of Ethical Practice for its members.
CEA was formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the business environment for consulting engineering firms in the province. The over 95 engineering firms represented by CEA include professional engineers, technologists, and support staff. They aim to provide society with the highest standards of engineering design and safety. Member firms follow a very strict code of ethics.
The Consulting Architects of Alberta is a non-profit society registered in 2009 under the Alberta Societies Act. It has a unique mandate and works cooperatively together with related industry organizations.
The Alberta Association of Architects has proudly served the province for over 100 years. Established in 1906, the Association has grown with Alberta and helped shape our cities and towns. Alberta architects and licensed interior designers have been a part of the province’s collective history & success, and will continue contributing to the built environment into the future.
The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.
ACA represents over 3,000 general contractors, trade contractors, manufacturers and suppliers belonging to eight member local construction associations across Alberta. The association works with construction owners, design consultants, members, and related organizations in the development, promotion, and adoption of standards of professionalism, integrity, credibility, and safety. The Association also communicates career information, and supports policies and initiatives to enhance the supply and skills of industry personnel.
The Alberta Construction Safety Association provides quality safety education and advice for the construction industry to reduce human suffering and financial costs associated with workplace incidents.
ARHCA represents contracting firms engaged in highway and heavy construction, and other similar operators in Alberta, while associate members consist of machinery, equipment supply, insurance and financial companies. The primary objectives of the association are to provide educational opportunities and tools to members to help them improve environmental practices, safety and general welfare of their companies, employees, and members of the public, and to raise awareness about significant roles transportation infrastructure and the construction industry play in Canada’s economic health and standard of living.
- Canadian Home Builders' Association - Alberta (CHBA - Alberta)
The Canadian Home Builders' Association - Alberta (CHBA - Alberta) is the voice of the residential construction industry in the province. It represents over 1,500 business members including new home builders, renovators, developers, trade and supply companies, and professional services. Locals operate in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
CLAC is one of Canada’s fastest growing labour unions in Canada, representing approximately 62,000 members in a variety of sectors including construction.
The CLRA’s primary mandate is to conduct and coordinate collective bargaining, administrate collective agreements and grievance processing, and administrate labour relations and employment legislation. They are also involved in the development of public policy and best practices in the construction industry, as well as the fostering of employee training and development. Membership to the CLRA is available to union contractors bidding work in Alberta.
COAA provides leadership to the Alberta heavy industrial construction and industrial maintenance industries through its mandate to stimulate positive change within the industry by providing a forum for dialogue among owners, contractors, labour providers and governments, creating and championing the implementation of best practices in the construction industry, and bringing new ideas to the construction industry and government leaders.
The mission of Merit Contractors Association is to support the growth of open shop construction by encouraging sound business practices and contributing to the training, development and well-being of construction industry workers. Its core services and programs include employee benefits services, advocacy, workforce development, and communications and information sharing.
Local Construction Associations
Government of Alberta policies related to the Engineering & Construction industry are found in the websites for the following ministries:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE Canada)
Industry sector profile
Read a comprehensive profile on Alberta’s engineering and construction industry.
Date Updated: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:24:15