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Is NOCA necessary?

   Well, that all depends on one's understanding of NOCA's purpose...

At the very core of NOCA's existence resides an incredibly diverse membership to which NOCA keeps the promise of allegiance to. For nearly 70 years, NOCA has dedicated itself to serving and representing the ICI industry in Northern Ontario and the immense territory that it covers. The result was a stronger, more influential lobby group, and to this day, that group continues to represent each and every Northern Ontario contractor at Queen’s Park.

From our little-understood and often under- or mis-represented area of the planet, our members can be assured that their voices are heard beyond the imaginary line that separates the north and the south in the Province of Ontario. With member support, NOCA makes the right amount of noise to garner the respect of current politicians and our industry partners. NOCA understands. And, they do too.

In short - We matter. Change is inevitable and NOCA is really good at blazing trails. Living in the North, how could we not be? 

NOCA History

Like the buildings our members construct, the Northeastern Ontario Construction Association began with a solid foundation – the skills and experience of local contractors and trades people. Today, nearly 6 1/2 decades and 48 Past-Presidents later, NOCA is a strong ICI association that has transformed over its 68 year history with the sole intent to accommodate a continually shifting industry. NOCA has grown to represent over 300 contractors, manufacturers & suppliers, service providers, consulting firms, and training and personnel providers from all over the province, supporting members at all levels of the ICI process. NOCA promotes member interests and provides specialized services to help member companies compete and succeed in today's ever-changing construction industry.

The Board of Directors is chosen in a way that ensures fair representation of all types of construction. The NOCA staff, along with the Board of Directors and many volunteers, serves as a collective voice to promote everything from apprenticeship education & training to suitable and desirable legislation, working conditions and wages that affect the industry in all its branches.

With the help of COCA, the Northeastern Ontario Construction Association continually improves liaisons with local, provincial and federal government which in turn help to determine comprehensible construction laws for Northern Ontario contractors. Originally called Sudbury Construction Association, the name was officially changed on September 2, 2015 to the Northeastern Ontario Construction Association to properly reflect the vast area of membership that it represents.

The building is also home to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Sudbury (Zone 3) and the Sudbury and District Joint Apprenticeship Board, the delegated authority that represents Plumbing, Steamfitting, and Welding apprentices through LU 800.