Ontario Masonry Contractors' Association
About Ontario Masonry Contractors' Association
Since its inception in 1971, the Ontario Masonry Contractors' Association's (OMCA) mandate is to represent and support masonry contractors, in terms of labour relations, skills training, market promotion and technical resources.
OMCA's labour relations component - 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. MIECO represents approximately 400 active masonry contractors. OMCA also represents masonry employers (as part of a larger employer bargaining group) in the LIUNA ICI agreement, for mason tenders.
OMCA has 40 contractor members and 30 associate members, which are active in:
- Brick, block and stone work (including wall systems)
- Restoration, and
Most of the work is in the ICI sector but members also work in the residential sector.
OMCA is a strong financial supporter of the Ontario Masonry Training Centre which trains apprentices throughout Ontario, and the Canada Design Centre which is focused on improving the knowledge of masonry design and providing technical support to contractors and members of the design community.