The following services and activities are offered exclusively to OCA member firms.
Construction Project Information through Link2Build Ontario:
OCA along with 6 other partner associations have created the Link2Build Ontario portal reporting on over 12,000 bid opportunities annually. Your OCA membership provides you with access to the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario zone where some 3,000 bid opportunities will be reported on. Members can access all bid documents, including specifications, drawings, addenda, likely bidders, and bid results.
Education & Training:
If you need health and safety training or information on legal or management topics, the OCA might just have the course for you! From Working at Heights to Tendering and Contracts, and more, the OCA offers training programs to members and non-members alike. Each year, more than 2,000 individuals register in seminars and safety training programs run through the OCA offices and OCA members receive a discount on training programs.
Marketing Opportunities to Buyers of Your Services:
Your membership provides you with a listing in both the printed and web-based OCA Who’s Who Buyers Guide – the association’s directory of members and classified listing. The Who’s Who Buyers Guide is distributed to all buyers, architects, engineers in eastern Ontario and to the OCA’s complete membership base – a significant marketing benefit.
Standard Construction Contract Documents:
Members receive a rebate of approximately 30 per cent on the standard Canadian construction contracts, forms and guides published by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) and by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).
Commission of Oaths Service – Free for Members
News & Communication:
Members are kept informed of the latest industry news and developments through regular email newsletters as well our industry leading digital magazine “Construction Comment” published 10 times annually.
There are over 30 Affinity discount programs available to member firms, their employees, friends and family members from major retailers and service providers such as the Fiat-Chrysler fleet discount program, car and home insurance, group benefits, Home Depot, Choice Hotels, Petro-Canada, AVIS/Budget car rentals, DELUXE Perfect Partner to name just a few.
National Association Representation:
Membership in OCA automatically includes membership in the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the construction advocacy group operating at the national level.
Social and Networking Opportunities:
The OCA hosts an array of social and networking opportunities throughout the year, including the OCA Annual Symposium & Trade Show at the EY Centre, our Annual General Meeting in March, Ottawa’s largest business golf tournament in June with 432 golfers, the fall Chairman’s Cup golf tournament with 288 golfers, the Chair’s End of Year Reception free to OCA members in early November and the Christmas Gala to wrap up the year.
Download our membership information package OCA Membership package
For member firms to do transactions such as register and pay for any course or event, buy CCDC contracts or seals, the person within the firm doing this task must be added to your MEMBER ORGANIZATION profile as a USER. Click HERE to complete the USER-MEMBERSHIP FORM.