About APCA

The Alberta Painting Contractors Association (APCA) represents the major players in the Alberta painting industry with a focus on commercial and industrial projects.

APCA supports a skilled workforce providing quality service. APCA awards annual scholarships to assist apprentices seeking their journeyman trade designation in painting and decorating. Luncheon meetings are held from September through June to keep members advised of Association activities and to provide a forum for guest speakers with topics of direct relevance to the industry.

Inspection and Guarantee Program

APCA is the approved quality control association for the Inspection Program in Alberta. This Inspection Program was developed by the Master Painters Institute (MPI) in order to guarantee the use of quality products and proper procedures by qualified tradespeople. The paint contract may only be 5% of the total project cost but 85% of the finished product is judged on the first impression made by the painting and decorating.



Pursuant to Section 9.2 of the Alberta Painting Contractors Association bylaws and Section 1 (d) of the Societies Act, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Painting Contractors Association will be held:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Calgary Construction Association
2725 12 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta

Time: Item:
2:00pm Meeting & Mingle
2:30pm Annual General Meeting

The agenda for the AGM will be as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the March 16, 2016 Annual General Meeting
  3. President's Report: 2016 Activity Review
  4. Financial Report: Approve Financial Statements as at December 31, 2016
  5. Election of the Board of Directors
  6. Inspection Program Update
  7. Adjournment
  8. Membership Awards
  9. Other Business (informal)

Please register for the AGM online or email apca@apca.ca.

Register today!

Membership Renewal

Membership invoices and renewal reminders were sent out by mail in early November. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the office. The APCA Membership year runs from January 1 – December 31, so don’t let your membership lapse and renew today!

Changes to Inspection Fees

As a reminder, for all work starting January 1, 2017, the rates for the APCA/MPI quality assurance inspections will be a simple 5% of the contract price, plus GST. Please be sure to use this rate on jobs you are bidding now for 2017 start.

Traditionally, APCA was to be notified of any extra work that the painting contractor received... (read more)


APCA is committed to upholding and improving the standards of the painting and decorating industry. It represents independent contractors involved in the painting and wall covering industry serving the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. APCA also administers the Inspection and Guarantee Program and serves as liaison among industry groups.

Board of Directors

To learn more about APCA Board, please click here.