Benefits & Features
ECABC Members are entitled to a long list of benefits from professional development, education and networking opportunities to saving money on day to day business & personal expenses.
Take advantage of all the ECABC has to offer now! For more information or membership: Contact the ECABC Office
JOIN NOW… Here's Why…
- Advocacy, Education & Networking
You are not alone. ECABC offers strength in numbers. As a member, your opinion will be heard by government and organizations who affect your profession and workplace. Over the years ECABC has been an advocate for our members on - but not limited to - the following issues:
- BC Safety Authority ~ ASTT Issue
- COCA ~ compensation of injured apprentices issue
- ITA ~ Foreign Trade Workers issue
- BCSA/BCEA ~ FSR issue
- BC Hydro issues
- Cost of permits issue
- Apprenticeship training issues
We represent and offer opinions from an electrical contractor point-of-view. The ECABC represents our members on other associations, committees and councils that deal with electrical apprenticeship, safety, WCB and other issues of concern to BC electrical contractors.
Industry updates, workshops and courses. We live in a changing world and the ECABC helps you keep pace as a professional. Each year our members can take advantage of formal classroom education and less structured presentations at our chapter meetings.
- Upcoming Chapter Meetings
- Workshops, Courses & Seminars
Members can apply for one of two scholarships available to you or your dependents. This program is available through our affiliation with the BC Electrical Association. More Information (BCEA Website)
Rub shoulders and meet new people. As a member you will be part of an organization consisting of many of BC's leading union-affiliated and open shop contractors, as well as many suppliers of goods and services to the electrical industry (View our Member Directory). The ECABC community also includes educational institutions, government, and other organizations that cooperate with the electrical industry.
ECABC members are invited to all regular ECABC networking opportunities at monthly Chapter Meetings, Annual General Meetings, the annual CECA National Conference, and Social Events.
- More Hotel Discounts
ECABC members receive corporate discounts at the following hotel chains:
- Executive Inn Express: Select hotels in BC, Alberta, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA.
- Accent Inns: Hotels in BC. Members have room rates from $85 to $149 a night.
- Coast Hotels & Resorts: Rates vary by location.
- Hilton Hotels: Corporate rates apply.
- Apparel Discount - Marks Work Warehouse
As a member, you receive an ECABC Marks Work Warehouse discount card giving you a 10% discount on specific items and brands at Marks Work Warehouse (listed on card). Contact the ECABC office to receive your membership discount cards.
ECABC members receive discounts on industry publications, manuals, and videos. View our Publications Catalogue.
- News Updates
The ECABC keeps you informed with regular industry news stories, announcements and safety alerts. This information comes from the media, our members, our affiliated organizations, and other stakeholders in the BC electrical community.
As a member you have an opportunity to take advantage of exclusive ECABC advertising and promotional opportunities throughout the year, including:
- Current News... Now You're Wired! newsletter
- The ECABC website
- Listing in the Member Directory. Searchable by Company Name, Specialty, or Chapter
- Health Care
Through our affiliation with the BCCA Employee Benefit Program, members can receive BCCA Group Benefit Plan Insurance developed specifically for companies in the construction industry. This comprehensive and competitive program is a valuable asset helping you hire and retain employees.
For more information, please visit the BCCA Employee Benefit Program website.
Through Federated Insurance, we offer our members Electrical Contractor Specific Insurance, including coverage on:
- Additional Value Protection
- Business Income - Scheduled Units
- Installation Floater Including Labour
- Expediting Expenses
- Contractor's Errors & Omissions
- Rental Reimbursement
- Personal Business Property Away From Premises Or In Vehicles At Your Premises
- Contractor's Equipment
- Borrowed, Leased & Rented Equipment
- Flood, Earthquake and Sewer Backup
- Mould Coverage
The above industry-specific insurance is augmented by the coverage of:
- Auto Insurance
- Business Interruption Income
- Commercial General Liability
- Commercial Property
- Commercial Umbrella
- Comprehensive Crime
- Critical Illness
- Disaster Deductible
- Equipment Breakdown (Boiler and Machinery)
- Personal Umbrella
- Pollution Liability
- Computerized Equipment
- Coverage Extensions
- Artificially Generated Electric Current
- Enhanced Coverage For Property of Others
- Storage Trailer Coverage
As an ECABC member you have exclusive benefits.
Please Contact the ECABC office for details. For more information on the specific insurance, please visit the Federated Insurance website.
- Automotive Services
Esso Fleet Card Program
As a member of ECABC, you are entitled to a 1.8% discount off the retail pump price for gas or diesel fuel purchased in Canada at any Esso branded service station. You also receive this discount on oil, top-up fluids and car washes. The discount is shown on your monthly invoice.
Petro-Canada SuperPass Program
The SuperPass program was designed specifically for the needs of medium to large fleets. SuperPass provides the flexibility and access to multiple locations you need to boost bottom-line fleet efficiency. ECABC Members receive:
- 2.4 cents per litre off all grades of retail gas & diesel
- 10% off car wash
- Minimum monthly litres to qualify: 200
These discounts will appear on your monthly statement.
Preferred Vehicle Pricing - Ford Business Preferred, Partner Recognition Program
As a member of the ECABC, you are eligible to receive the Ford X-Plan giving you factory employee pricing plus 4% on vehicle purchases.
Exclusive Lease & Purchase Prices - Carter Auto Family (Club Electric)
Through the Club Electric Program, ECABC members receive exclusive lease and purchase prices on any make and model car, truck, SUV and motor sport vehicle. View Club Electric Carter Auto Family Listing
- Office Supplies & Services
Tracking Software - Dynamic Systems, Inc.
ECABC members receive a 15% discount on Dynamic Systems software programs, which includes free training, as needed. These programs include Tool & Equipment Tracking, Inventory, Time & Attendance, Capital Asset Tracking, and Document Tracking. Visit the Dynamic Systems website for more information.
Shipping Discounts - DHL
ECABC members receive discounted rates on shipping through DHL. For more information on DHL, please visit the DHL website.
Business Products & Services - NEBS
ECABC members receive a 10% discount for first time orders and a 5% discount when reordering the same product. For more information on NEBS, please visit the NEBS website.