As Canada’s nationwide organization for masonry contractors, everything we do is geared towards keeping the industry vital, relevant and smart. No small part of our mandate is to provide information and assistance to those who need it. This site is a hub for contractors, designers and other industry players: a place to find what you’re looking for, keep informed, and get inspired. While much of our site is open to the general public, membership has distinct benefits. As the industry evolves, so will our web site: to make your job easier, we’ll always provide the latest industry news, updated information packages and forms. Come back often. We believe you’ll find us indispensable.
As Canada’s nationwide organization for masonry contractors, everything the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA) does is geared towards keeping the industry vital, relevant and smart.
Established in 1967, the CMCA represents contractors who specialize in the installation of masonry units as well as manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers who are involved with masonry materials, equipment, and accessories.
Today, the CMCA has seven chapters and more than 200 members. Provincial chapters operate independently, and representatives of each chapter sit on the CMCA Board of Directors. At the annual conference and AGM the conversation continues at a national level. Time and time again, we’ve advanced the industry through strategic investments made in research, marketing, education and lobbying. We know how to envision, plan, and execute.CMCA TEXTBOOK of CANADIAN MASONRY
The Ontario Masonry Contractors’ Association (OMCA) was established in 1972 to represent contractors who specialize in the installation of masonry units and also manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers who are involved with masonry materials, equipment, and accessories.
OMCA’s functions include:
- Managing labour relations for contractor members with both Bricklayers and Labourers unions including handling the affairs of MIECO/OBBC, the designated Brick Employer Bargaining Agency.
- Promoting masonry construction in Ontario by initiating and supporting promotional and research programs.
The Ontario Masonry Training Centre (OMTC) provides quality training for the brick and stone masonry trade through programs such as pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship. There are a lot of reasons to pursue this trade! The industry needs new workers, you can make a good living and there are opportunities to advance your career path. Employment numbers for journey person masons are solid, and the long-range forecast is good. If you have the drive and a willingness to learn, opportunities for advancement are there for the taking.
The Metropolitan Industrial and Commercial Masonry Contractors, Inc. (MICMCI) was established as a Toronto association to represent contractors who specialize in the installation of masonry units. MICMCI members are members of the Ontario Masonry Contractors’ Association (OMCA) which in turn is the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA).
MICMCI’s functions include:
- Managing labour relations for contractor members with both Bricklayers and Labourers unions including those members who work in the Residential sector
- Promoting masonry construction in the GTA by initiating and supporting promotional, educational and research programs
The Masonry Industry Employers Council of Ontario (MIECO)/OMCA-BACU Bargaining Committee “MIECO/OBBC” is the designated employer bargaining agency for masonry contractors bound by the provincial collective agreement with Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada and/or the Ontario Provincial Conference of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers in the ICI sector of the Ontario construction industry.
The Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) is a not-for-profit association created and funded by its masonry contractors members in an effort to bridge the gap between the design community and the masonry construction industry. The primary responsibility of the CMDC is to encourage the effective use of masonry through research, education and technical support. The CMDC is unique in its mandate by providing services to its contractor members in addition to supporting the external design community.