COVID-19 Advisory / Update
Date Posted: April 13, 2021
ATTENTION : In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TECA is taking precautionary measures to protect our Quality First course registrants and instructors from any further risks associated with this virus. We are postponing all "In-Class" Quality First courses scheduled until further notice.
SPECIAL NOTE : TECA is happy to report that we now offer "on-line" virtual training. Please visit this link for further information and to register.
We apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation of in-class training may have caused; however, these are unique circumstances and the health and safety of our registrants and instructors is of the utmost importance. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
To those that have paid and registered for Quality First training during this timeframe, the TECA office will be reaching out to you with respect to issuing you a refund or credit on your account.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Resources
TECA has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. This webpage provides easily accessible resources from TECA for our members. BC releases list of "essential services" during Cofid-19 Pandemic.
- COVID-19 Inspection Guidelines
- Interim Guidance from the CDC
- Guidance from WHO (World Health Organization)
- BC Building Trades
- Home Builders Association Vancouver (HAVAN)
- Resources for Canadian Businesses
- Relationship between COVID-19 and HVAC in buildings
- COVID-19 Resources for Building Construction and Operations
As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Ministry of Finance has opened applications for two new programs to help corporations recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19.
- The B.C. Increased Employment Incentive is a one-time refundable tax credit for employers which encouraged the creation of new jobs for B.C. workers or increases in payroll for existing low- or middle-income employees in the last quarter ending December 31, 2020.¬¬¬ The tax credit is calculated at 15% of the amount that the employer’s eligible remuneration for the last quarter ending December 31, 2020 exceeds the employer’s eligible remuneration for the quarter ending September 30, 2020. For more information, including eligibility requirements and access to the application, visit
- The B.C. PST Rebate on Select Machinery and Equipment is a temporary provincial sales tax (PST) program that acts like a refund but is separate from the existing PST Refund process. Under this temporary program, corporations can apply to receive an amount equal to the PST they paid between September 17, 2020 and September 30, 2021 on qualifying machinery and equipment. For more information, including eligibility requirements and access to the application, visit gov.bc.ca/corporatePSTrebate