Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act

As part of our continuing effort to inform our clients, contacts and industry associations of the upcoming implementation of the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act, we attach for your reference Issue No. 2 of our FAQ series.

 

These further 50 FAQs result from questions asked about the new legislation in more than 30 webinars we presented over the last three months to various sectors of the construction industry including owners, consultants, contractors, trades, suppliers, insurers and financial institutions, so the questions reflect the interests and concerns of a broad cross section of the construction industry.

 

We plan to issue two more FAQs – before the August 29, 2022 effective date of the legislation – consisting of over 100 additional questions and answers resulting from the webinar series and will make sure that you receive a copy of any further FAQs that we issue before and after the prompt payment legislation comes into effect.

 

We have also attached for your ease of reference a copy of our first FAQs which previously provided an overview of the legislation.

 

Trust that this is helpful.

 

Kerry R. Powell B.A Hons. LLB. QC
Partner
T +1 403 292 9805
M +1 403 710 3801
kerry.powell@gowlingwlg.com

 

 

 

Russ Evans, MEM

General Manager

russ@mca-ab.com

403-863-5158   P 403-250-7237   TF 1-800-251-0620   www.mca-ab.com

 

ALBERTA

Trade Contractors Council

#204, 2725 12th Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act- FAQs – Issue No. 2(52413687.1) Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act-FAQ (V2)(50393948.1) … read more


ATCC NEWS – Please see attached letter addressed to the Advanced Education Minister regarding the New Provincial Board and Construction Trade Concerns.

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ATCC NEWS

I am pleased to share that the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act was proclaimed on June 29, 2022 and will come into force on July 20, 2022. As you may recall, the new act provides a framework for Alberta to become a national and international leader in skilled trades and apprenticeship education through increased flexibility, modernized governance, and strengthened system roles.

 

Since June 2021, when the act received Royal Assent, Advanced Education has engaged in extensive consultation with colleges, polytechnical institutions, employers, apprentices, unions, and associations to develop regulations to support the act. I am excited to introduce three new regulations as a result of this work:

 

All three regulations have been structured to reduce red tape, streamline decision-making, and simplify administrative processes.

 

I am also pleased to announce that the new act will establish the new Alberta Board of Skilled Trades, which will be responsible for consulting with industry on standards for trades and advising me on the needs of the Alberta labour market for skilled trades professionals. I have appointed 15 members to this board, including the Board Chair, Mr. Raymond Massey. These appointments are effective on July 20, 2022.

 

I am happy to answer questions about this new legislation and encourage you to email STAE.Act@gov.ab.ca with any inquiries. The Apprenticeship and Industry Training website, Tradesecrets.alberta.ca, will also be updated with comprehensive information about processes and policies under the new act.

 

I am confident that the regulations and legislative framework will allow Alberta to respond to new challenges or opportunities.

 

Best,

 

 

Demetrios Nicolaides

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ATCC – PGAA STATUS UPDATE

Good morning all,

With the resurgence of the PGAA, one of the initiatives was to renew our membership with the Alberta Trade Contractors Council. With that being said, please see below information regarding an Education Series set to be delivered next week, June 21, 22nd and 23rd. These sessions will provide detail required to help your business prepare to successfully operate within the rules of prompt payment legislation. At the bottom is the PDF explaining the series and registration is free, 11am to Noon.

Good Afternoon ATCC Partners,

Thank you for your continued support as we work toward implementation of Prompt Payment Legislation on August 29, 2022.

Your Prompt Payment Team is pleased to announce an Education Series to be delivered next month, June 21, 22, 23. Working with Gowlings and Associates, whose principle partner, Kerry Powell has been involved in the prompt payment advocacy from the beginning, your ATCC PP Team has developed a detailed information series for trade contractors. Kerry and his team will provide information on:

  1. The Journey of a Trade Contractor’s Invoice
  2. A Step by Step Guide to Dispute Adjudication 
  3. The evolution of contracts under prompt payment legislation

 

A flat sheet for distribution is attached. Please distribute the attachment to your members and if possible highlight the value of your membership in the Alberta Trade Contractors Council.

 

Registration is open and a detailed description can be access here.

 

If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact Russ Evans (contact details below).

 

Thank you

 

ATCC Prompt Payment Team:

Terry Milot, Chairman

Tim Padfield

Karen Rutherford

Russ Evans: russ@mca-ab.com  403 863-5158

 

ALBERTA

Trade Contractors Council

#204, 2725 12th Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2

 

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SAIT Glazier Program Class Schedule

These are the classes for 2022-2023. Class numbers are not set in stone yet. As of now we run 16 students per class. SAIT is talking to raise class numbers to 20 students per class.

 

1st Year: January 9/23

2nd Year: September 19/22

3rd Year: February 27/23

4th Year: November 7/22

 

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NAIT GLAZIER PROGRAM SCHEDULE (2022 – 2023)

2022-2023 Training Dates

 

Period 1

March 6 – April 14, 2023

 

Period 2

September 19 – October 28, 2022

 

Period 3

November 7 – December 16, 2022

 

Period 4

January 9 – February 17, 2023 … read more


Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act

3_Round 3 Stakeholder Briefing Session April & May 2022 … read more


NAIT is currently planning for their Glazier training next year which will be a combination of their traditional face to face shop activities and online theory in order to ensure the safety the students and staff. 

Please follow the link below for video footage of the Glazier program @ NAIT

https://www.nait.ca/programs/glazier

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Technical Training Bulletin

Good morning association. Please take note of the following technical training information in response to the Covid-19 pandemic:

Hello,

The Government of Alberta is taking unprecedented steps as part of an overall strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Advanced Education has been working with eleven post-secondary institutions who deliver technical training to determine the best course of action that will help protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.

The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship education are cancelled. For now, registration has been disabled so apprentices will not be able to register for any upcoming classes in the May-June time period. 

For apprentices who started technical training started on or after March 2, 2020:

Priority will be given to affected apprentices to reschedule for the 2020/21 academic year. (Details will follow in the coming weeks.) Apprenticeship students have been instructed to discuss tuition refund options with their institutions.

For apprentices who started technical training program started before March 2, 2020:

Apprenticeship students have been told to contact their institution on whether or not their technical training will be considered complete or if distance learning will be available. Distance delivery will begin the week of March 23, 2020.

Apprentices who complete the program and are in good academic standing will not be required to challenge the provincial theory or practical examinations.

Counter services and exams are suspended

Until further notice, AIT counter service and exams being written at an AIT office will be suspended. In addition, all practical exams will also be suspended. Reintroduction of these services will be dependent on the development of a plan that protects the health of AIT staff and clients. 

How to get in touch with AIT

Services will continue to be provided online through MyTradesecrets and through the AIT Information Line: 1-800-248-4823.

Apprentices are being encouraged to upload and submit documents through their MyTradesecrets account. Any documents that needs to be sent to an AIT office can be uploaded, such as record books, employer letters or transcripts. More information is available here: Tradesecrets.Alberta.ca/upload.

For updates on the Government of Alberta’s actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, visit alberta.ca/covid19. Updates affecting apprenticeship programs will also be posted on Tradesecrets.alberta.ca.

 

Apprenticeship and Industry Training
1-800-248-4823

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Meeting Updates

Good morning members, 

Please note the following changes due to recent events:

  1. GTA meeting currently scheduled for April 6th, 2020 has been cancelled. More information will be provided when it becomes available. 
  2. PGAA AGM will still occur tomorrow at 9am but only via GoToMeeting. There will not be a meeting held at the Red Deer Construction Association. 

Below are the details of the GoToMeeting for your information:

Trevor Whyte / PGAA President

PGAA AGM
Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/496418013

 

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
– One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,496418013#

Access Code: 496-418-013

 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/496418013

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