As a member of the Western Retail Lumber Association, your business is provided with discounted services that provide exclusive cost savings programs negotiated on the strength of membership numbers on a full range of products and services.
To see a complete listing of our benefits in an easily printable document, click here.
The WRLA Show is the premier LBM show in Canada and is continually working on behalf of its members to facilitate new connections and, of course, business development.
Four golf tournaments are held each year, with funds raised supporting the WRLA Education Grants program.
Our networking events are designed to provide a venue for business development. Individuals in the lumber and home improvement industry from across Canada meet at these social events to take advantage of building business relationships, discussing new products, renewing old friendships and fostering new relationships.
Published four times a year – this magazine provides leading information on business practices, industry trends, innovative technology, arising legal and legislative issues, and new products and services that impact the building supply industry in Western Canada.
Direct to your inbox this brief newsletter provides quick and current industry news, WRLA membership updates and reminders for important deadlines.
Yearly publications available both as a hard copy and electronically. Includes detailed member information and product source guide for quick reference throughout the year.
A one-day course to focus on the principles to successfully operate a building centre yard or warehouse. Learn the key principles of efficient inventory management, logistics, customer service, yard layout, equipment and safety.
The program is structured on a progressive basis, starting with Level 1: Estimating Fundamentals - Decks and Garages, then moves to Level 2: Estimating for Residential Construction, and ending with Level 3: Advanced Estimators Forum.
WRLA has established a new certification program designed specifically for the LBM industry – by the LBM industry. Named the “WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate” this program is the first of its kind.
CERVUS and WRLA have partnered to bring our members safety courses. WRLA members receive up to 40% off regular prices for a variety of safety training - both job-site training and at any of the CERVUS Equipment Training Centres.
Members receive preferred rates, coverage enhancements and discounts on health and dental plans, and property insurance, including up to 40% off your home insurance.
Health & Dental
We are now partnered with Canada Life and PIB Insurance to bring you employee health and dental benefits that are designed specifically for WRLA members. PIB offers a full range of benefits and plans that can be customized to fit your budget and the needs of your employees. And they can group multiple insurance providers in different ways to craft a plan that is unique to you and your company.
A few of the benefits include:
Plus, we negotiated an 8% savings!
To avoid penalties for mid-term cancellations, we arrange your coverage so that as your existing policy expires, your group policy begins immediately.
Cherry Insurance Ltd. is the brokerage of choice for the WRLA property & liability insurance program. As a WRLA member, you will receive exclusive rates at no additional cost, enhanced coverage extensions and dedicated service from a Cherry Insurance broker.
WRLA Members can post career opportunities directly on the national BMCC website buildingsupplycareers.ca – at no charge! This allows jobs to be viewed nationally and gain a larger viewership - and thus a larger employee pool. Similarly, it allows those looking for a career to view all the jobs available across Western Canada.
Visit Building Supply Careers for more information.
As a WRLA member, you and your staff can save on a variety of exclusive products and services.
Plus, you receive cash back on online purchases. New perks are added regularly so check back often – and enjoy!
Visit the following link to access the WRLA Member Benefits Marketplace.Learn more online through HUB International
Save 10% on in-person or online coaching and team development services, including personality profiling, team building workshops and professional speaking. Contact Jolene Watson at 306-220-0739 or email@example.com.
Save 25% on communication services. Plus, enjoy a free introductory consultation on your digital marketing/communications strategy. Contact Adam Dooley at 204-415-0688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the online leadership development program ($48/month) and receive a complimentary introductory coaching call to discuss your specific needs and challenges. Contact Diane Taylor at email@example.com or visit Glow Leadership Online
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