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Helpful Information - updated April 9, 2020

Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 - Can you help Canada fight COVID-19?  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, which will create pathways to deploy resources to domestic manufacturers and businesses so they can help during this critical time.  More information on how you can help is provided here.

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availability with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, will be held:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Friday, April 3, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria

BC Provincial Support Information - Orders and notices, childcare, education, employment and finances, business information

Conference Board of Canada - this page gives you updated information on the economic impacts of COVID-19, the impact on Canadian and global economies, as well economic implications on social distancing.

Government of Canada pages

Your Industry Information

Currently distributors are working regular hours but are taking precautions to ensure the safety of their staff and their customers.  They are encouraging on-line orders that will either be delivered to your place of business, placed in drop boxes, or delivered to your vehicle.  As things evolve updates are made regularly.  We suggest you visit their website to get the latest information.

AWC Process Solutions
Bartle & Gibson
City Electric Supply
Commercial Lighting
EB Horsman & Son
Eecol Electric
Guillevin International
Robertson Electric
Wesco Canada
Westburne West

Partner Associations

Alberta Electrical Alliance
Electrical Contractors Association of BC
Electro Federation Canada



A message from our President & CEO

During this time of uncertainty, it is important for our industry to stay safe and stay informed with the ongoing changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a fluid situation that changes daily and hourly.

There is much we can do as an industry to help plank the curve.  Continue to encourage your team, your customers, and your families to practice social distancing as provided by the CDC.  There is timely information regarding COVID-19 on the Government of Canada website and our Provincial Government website.  We will continue to post relevant information on our website to help you and your business.

The BC Electrical Association is working hard to stay on top of the developing situation.  I want to commend our members for the outstanding measures they are taking to help make our community safe.  Our members continue to service the construction industry that BC’s economy relies so much on.  You still see members of our community working hard during these turbulent times.

There are many messages coming through on how each of us can help out.  Any information you would like to share or any services you would like to provide the community, can be sent to us ( and we will post accordingly. 

We recently did a short poll on current distributor procedures and hours.  A general overview will be posted on our new COVID-19 page. 

For our friends across Canada, the Alberta Electrical Alliance and the Electro Federation of Canada has dedicated pages to keep members informed. 

It is encouraging to be part of such a dedicated community that is passionate about what they do and who they service. I fully believe that we are stronger together.  I ask that you continue to send relevant information to us so we can keep everyone informed and stay as close to business as usual during these difficult times.

Barbette Igonia, CAE
President & CEO


March 2020
Basic Electricity Course
April 24th - 25th, 2020
Signify Training Room
BCEA/MCABC Okanagan Golf Tournament
June 10th, 2020
Sunset Ranch Golf Course
Annual Golf Tournament
July 16th, 2020
Morgan Creek Golf Course
Annual General Meeting
July 16th, 2020
Morgan Creek Golf Course
THRIVE Diversity Summit
October 20th, 2020
LINK 2020
October 21st - 22nd, 2020
Branch Manager
E.B. Horsman & Son
Williams Lake, BC
Posted March 3rd, 2020
Branch Manager
E.B. Horsman & Son
Victoria, BC
Posted March 3rd, 2020
Management Trainee

BC Regionm
Posted February 6th, 2020
Inside Sales
EB Horsman & Son
Kamloops, BC
Posted February 4th, 2020
Distributor & Contractor Sales Representative
Mac's II Agencies
Lower Mainland, BC
Posted January 29th, 2020
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Book
The most up-to-date safe electrical installation requirements.
BCEA Scholarship Program
Find out about BCEA scholarships.

The British Columbia Electrical Association is building communities through education and advocacy by providing leadership, integrity, networking and knowledge. The BCEA is your LINK to the electrical commUnity.

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