Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan Inc.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan offers a varied range of training courses for its members. Our goal is to offer members a selection of courses that will meet a variety of training needs throughout the year.

Note: Unless specified otheriwse on the registration form MCAS cancellation policy states:If you are not able to attend, you may send someone else in your place. If you need to cancel, please send written notification to MCAS at least seven business days prior to the course start date for a full refund.

CROSS CONNECTIONS CONTROL COURSE (REGINA)

DATE: March 7 - 10, 2023               
TIME:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  TBD
Class maximum - 10 people

Course Overview
Learn to effectively combat the hazards of contaminated or polluted fluids impacting the quality of potable water..The course is designed for those already involved with the planning, design, installation, maintenance and inspection of plumbing and piping systems or water-supplied equipment that connects to potable water systems, either inside or outside of buildings.  It is 32 hours over 4 days of theory and practical instruction and qualifies for the Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant.  Recertification students only attend 2 days. March 7 & 8, 2023.

Successful completion of both the written and practical exam (minimum of 75%) is required to receive your AWWA Cross Connection Control Specialist Tester Certificate. AWWA will send the certificate directly to the attendee.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
INTRODUCTION
  • define cross connections
  • terminology
OBJECTIVE 1
  •  legal and health
  • relation to National Plumbing Code
OBJECTIVE 2
  • Non testable backflow prevention devices
  • Non testable device installation and maintenance
OBJECTIVE 3
  • Sight tube
  • 5 Valve PSID gauge
  • Test sheets
OBJECTIVE 4
  • PVB and SRVP operation
  • PVB testing
  • PVB installation and maintenance
OBJECTIVE 5
  • DCVA and DCAF operation
  • DCVA testing
  • DCVA installation and maintenance
OBJECTIVE 6
  • RP operation
  • RP testing
  • RP installation and maintenance
OBJECTIVE 7
  • Zone, Area and Premise protection
 

FEES:
MCAS / Merit Member:  $1800.00 + GST
Non-Member:                 $2000.00 + GST
Recertification:                 $800.00 + GST

REGISTRATION FORM - coming soon
Registration deadline: February 17, 2023

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OZONE LAYER PROTECTION AWARENESS TRAINING

REGINA                                                                                SASKATOON
Location:                                                                               Location:
Reliance Mackenzie Plumbing and Heating                         Refrigerative Supply
915 Fleury St., Regina                                                          2250 Northridge Dr., Saskatoon 
DATE: November 16, 2022                                                   DATE: November 30, 2022                       
TIME: 8:30 – 4:30                                                                 TIME: 8:30 – 4:30
Deadline: November 4, 2022                                                 Deadline: November 10,2022

Instructor: Blake Gustilov

This environmental awareness training program, based on Environment Canada's "Code of Practice for Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems", deals with environmentally-correct equipment design, proper handling of refrigerants, and will prepare participants for complying with Federal and Provincial Regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Topics covered are:science of ozone depletion, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle, and reclamation equipment.

Participants who get 75% or higher on the exam will receive certification and get an Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) card.

This course is for:

Those who require the ODP/ODS Certification for the purchasing and/or handling of refrigerants throughout Canada, to fulfill provincial and federal regulations.

This certification is NOT a trade license or trade qualification. 

SPACES ARE LIMITED

COST

MCAS Member Fee: $275.00 + GST

Non-Member Fee: $275.00 + GST

REGISTRATION FORM - REGINA -FULL-

REGISTRATION FORM - SASKATOON

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GAS AND PLUMBING TECHNOLOGIES REVIEW 

Venue: Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan 

SASKATOON
2213  11th Street West, Saskatoon

DATE: TBD
TIME: TBD
Instructors: TSASK Inspectors
Deadline: 

The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan inspectors will present a 1 day review on Gas and Plumbing Technologies.  

Jules Chenard will provide a comprehensive review of the National Plumbing Code including sizing and drainage and venting, interpretations, rural water supply and material residential and commercial settings.  Jesse Abdai (in Regina) and Kurt Reiber (in Saskatoon) will focus on key technical areas of the B.149.1 and Saskatchewan Codes of Practice including gas appliances, vent sizing and materials, piping, clearances, access, and walkways.

FEES:$25.00


 

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GEIS REVIEW - presented by TSASK

Online: Teams Session

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Presenters: Pat Nast & TSASK Administration Representative

In this online Teams program, participants will review the Administration side of both the Gas and Plumbing technologies. A full over-view of the GEIS system including permit entries, viewing file attachments, permit status updates and locations of inspectors contact information will take place.The Gas and Plumbing Fee Schedules will also be reviewed. Clarifications on terms in the Schedule as well as proper selections of Job type, Equipment, Application, BTUs, and Fee requirements will follow. 

FEES: No Charge

 

 

 
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HVAC Level 2

Venue: SaskEnergy Training Centre

Date:   TBD

Time:  TBD

Instructor: Greg Scrivener

This course will cover the following:

• AC electricity
• Capacitors
• Drawing and reading intermediate wiring diagrams
• Motor theory
• Troubleshooting motors
• Thermostat and control wiring
• Troubleshooting heating and cooling control circuits

 HVAC Level 1 must be completed prior to registering for HVAC 2.

COST

MCAS Member Fee    

Non-Member Fee        

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Training is held at the SaskEnergy / MCAS Joint Training Centre located at 1301 Quebec Avenue in Saskatoon unless otherwise stated.

If there is something specific that you are looking for please feel free to contact the office and we would be happy to help you.

Past Courses

  • Growing and Developing Service Supervisors
  • Small Projects Management
  • Making the Numbers Work
  • Managing Your Cash Flow
  • Financial Statement: What You Always Wanted to Know

Training Testimonials:

"We always believed in ongoing training, and prior to my involvement with the MCAS, was never able to find affordable, quality and trade specific training for my employees.  Through the availability of MCAS training programs, we have been able to offer our employees the training required to keep us up to date and become industry leaders in our community. Thank you MCAS."

Luc Kadziolka Owner/President
Mr. Plumber
Prince Albert, SK


The Technical Training Center 
The Technical Training Center was developed in partnership with SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan. This provincial natural gas trades training centre was designed to provide a facility for technical training to both SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Industry.

This facility is available for rent to our members interested in hosting their own training.
Call the office at (306) 664-2154 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Rental Information

 

Cancellation Policy

Once registered, if you are not available to attend, you may send someone else in your place.

If you need to cancel all together, please send written notification to MCAS at least seven business days prior to the course start date for a full refund.