The Grande Prairie Construction Association (GPCA) focuses on services aimed at the growth of its members. It’s about connection – by partnering with service providers, always finding new education and training opportunities, and providing a community forum, the GPCA has the platform for you to grow as a professional and as a business.

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Professional Services

Ensure your day-to-day operations are taken care of as a member of the Grande Prairie Construction Association.

GPCA Board Room

From group training to a project review, sometimes the occasion calls for a boardroom gathering. The GPCA’s board room is available for bookings as needed.

Learn about Lien Law

With Alberta’s reconstruction of the Lien Legislation, it’s more important than ever to understand your rights as a contractor or subcontractor. Don’t be caught unawares while on the job.

Commissioner for Oaths

The GPCA offers a Commissioner for Oaths signing for its members, free of charge. You’re welcome to book an appointment with us or drop in when you have the chance to have this completed for your project.

GPCA Plans Room

Print your blueprints and specifications for commercial projects being tendered in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas with the GCPA. Members can also scan blueprints to email or file.

Human Resources & Safety

We support a safe, skilled workforce through our partnerships with Alberta’s Apprenticeship and
Industry Training and the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).

Alberta Construction Safety Association


A COR or SECOR shows an employer’s Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards established by Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR).

Other benefits include:
● Creating a proactive workplace health and safety culture;
● Reducing the risks and costs associated with workplace incidents;
● Lowering WCB rates and qualifying a company for WCB PIR refund (in fact, a COR or SECOR qualifies refunds of up to 20%); and
● Improving overall efficiency at your work site while maintaining safe work. As a partner of ASCA, GPCA members qualify for the COR and SECOR certifications. GPCA is here to provide you with an understanding of the process, as well as connect you to specialists to build a COR/SECOR platform within your company.

National Construction Safety Officer™ (NCSO™)

ty training with your personal experience in the field. GPCA members can couple their experience with the NCSO™ certification, signaling knowledge in various construction-related health and safety management skills and principles.

Health & Safety Administrator (HSA)

Build your construction experience as you gain your entry-level safety training. GPCA members just starting in the industry can learn the various health and safety management skills and principles as an HSA to establish themselves as a safety leader.

ACSA Courses

Meet Alberta’s construction industry’s needs and follow best practices with ACSA. The association currently offers high-quality, accessible training in virtual instructor-led and on-demand (online) formats.

BuildForce Self-Assessment Tools

Find the benchmark for your performance in the industry and as a company with these provided self-assessment tools by BuildForce Canada.

Standard Forms of Contract and Construction Documents

GPCA members have access to forms from the Alberta Construction Association (ACA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC).

Protection of Rights

Recruitment Services

GPCA Job Board

GPCA believes in keeping our skilled construction workers local to the Grande Prairie area and Peace Region. Whether you’re looking to hire or looking for a new venture, GPCA members have access to our internal job board.

Strong Applications

Take your construction experience and craft the best resume to land you the role. Learn how to highlight your skills and capabilities so you can win them over in the interview.

Getting the Right Applicants

GPCA knows what it means to be in the construction industry, but what does it mean to others who are considering it? Find the attributes you’re looking for while showing others what a career in construction looks like.

Industry Training

Take your construction experience and craft the best resume to land you the role. Learn how to highlight your skills and capabilities so you can win them over in the interview.


MyTradesecrets (MTS) is a secure online service that provides STAEA and AIT clients and stakeholders with access to view and update program information at any time and anywhere. New clients are welcome to apply to available services. Existing clients can update personal information and documentation, register for training classes, and more.

Community Building

GPCA Bulletin

Events and Training

Building relationships and lifelong learning are key to industry success. Have firsthand knowledge of the opportunities near you as a GPCA member.

Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee

All meetings are held at 11:30 am. Check their Facebook page to see what virtual platform the meeting will be held.

Alberta Construction Safety Association Courses

To register for these courses, please call the ACSA directly at 1-800-661-2272 or Register Here.

All ACSA courses are Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Find a complete list of ACSA Courses here.

BuildForce Canada

BuildForce Canada’s E-Learning Centre offers a comprehensive catalogue of online training courses promoting professional development within the Canadian construction and maintenance industry. They also provide an online library of resources for educators and industry training professionals, including training standards, Essential Skills, and research reports.

Additional Courses

Become a well-versed and well-rounded professional by filling your portfolio with a number of courses.

Construction Forecasts

The Construction Forecasts provides construction organizations with timely forecast data on both the
residential and non-residential construction investment activity, along with the labour supply and
demand at the national, provincial and regional levels. Use this to see the activity levels in the Grande
Prairie area and Peace Region.

The Alberta Construction Industry

Who are your industry peers in Alberta? Get to know other construction associations within the province.

Construction Forecasts

Those in the construction industry go by many acronyms. Get to know them all with GPCA’s cheat sheet. Also included are some safety industry acronyms.

Service Providers

Find the partners to best set you up for success. GPCA has the partners you need to help build a strong company, from insurance providers to strengthening your company brand – all local to the Grande Prairie region.