Labour and Contractors Share Success Story of the Open Managed Site Model with BC Government

—for immediate release—

May 3, 2016

 Victoria, BC—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) join together to share with government ministers, MLAs, and senior staff about the virtues and benefits of the open managed site model (OMS). This model was used on some of BC’s largest civil infrastructure projects, such as the Port Mann Bridge, South Fraser Perimeter Road, and Sea-to-Sky Highway, and is currently being used at Site C.

Key Successes of OMS:

  • Maximizes the number of British Columbians who can work on BC projects
  • Develops apprentices and works with First Nations
  • Brings value to taxpayers by making BC projects competitive on the international field



BC Legislature
501 Belleville St.
Victoria, BC


May 3, 2016


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


About CLAC

Formed in 1952, CLAC is one of Canada’s fastest-growing unions. Operating through 15 member centres, it is the country’s largest national, independent, multi-sector union representing over 60,000 workers in almost every sector. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives.

About PCA

PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers across Canada, represented primarily by CLAC. PCA member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada. For more information, see

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