2023 Pest Management Canada


Pest Management Canada 2023 Is IN-PERSON 

The Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) is excited to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Pest Management Canada in Vancouver, BC for the 2023 Pest Management Canada Conference! This historic two-day event will deliver top-level business and technical education, as well as access to supplier representatives ready to share the latest in product development and design. On Day One, sharpen your business skills in this owner/operator focused training series. Day two is all about technical training as industry leaders and researchers from coast to coast deliver advanced training on the industry's most challenging pests.  


If you have any questions, please contact cpma@pestworld.org.


Thank You to Our Premier Sponsor!




Recertification Credits

Credits pending in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Soctia. Keep checking this page for CEU updates. 


Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

The exhibit hall is a one-stop-shop for all of your business needs. Shop for new products, network with vendors and discover the latest technology in the world of pest management.  

Who will exhibit at Pest Management Canada 2023?  

  • Manufacturers and Distributors of Products and Equipment for Pest and Wildlife Control 
  • General Services and Products for Small Businesses

For more information on exhibiting, visit this page or contact Liz Grier at lgrier@pestworld.org.

Visit THIS PAGE for exhibitor and sponsor information!





Hotel Information

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

Only 6.2 miles from the Vancouver airport, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is ideally located in the heart of downtown to keep you in the heart of the action. Just 1,300 feet from Rogers Arena - Formerly GM and Canadian Hockey Place, the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver offers accessible dining at 8 diverse restaurants and lounges and on-site spa.  

For hotel reservations, book online by Tuesday, January 10 and use the link, to receive the group rate of $249 per night plus taxes per night. To make reservations by phone, call +1 604-676-0888 and use the group name Pest Management Canada. After January 10, 2023, rooms and rates are subject to availability.

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Session Key 

M = Management 

T = Technical  



12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              

ACE Testing (Separate registration through Entomology Society of America required


2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  


Sponsored by  


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Exhibitor Set-Up 


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

PWIPM Reception  


6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall 



7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  



7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by  


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Nicholas Holland, President, Canadian Pest Management Association, Peregrine General Pest Control Inc., Calgary; Justin McCauley, President National Pest Management Association, McCauley Services, Bryant, AR; Darcy Olds, ENVU, Ontario 


8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  

M | Keynote – Unleashing the Hidden Talents of Your People 

Likky Lavji, BS Navigator Blind spots Global, Vancouver, BC 

Every human being has the ability to unleash their hidden talents. Every organization has the responsibility to help their people attain their human potential. Blind spots within an organization are not errors or mistakes. They’re merely repeated actions, behaviors, or beliefs that affect people in ways you may not know. Often what you’ll find is a gold mine of positive attributes in you and your team that are aching to be uncaged and let loose! When we think of great company’s we see a talent pool of people who love the work they do and feel a purpose to be there.  It’s leaders who have inspired them to be their best.  Leaders are not born, they are made.  They are critical thinkers, great communicators and have a passionate desire to unleash their teams’ talent. 


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by  


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  

M | Marketing Magic: How To Get The Best ROI When Promoting Your Business   

Sandy Costa, GreenLeaf Pest Control Inc., Bradford, ON 

This outside-the-box session is chock full of advice for effectively using national marketing resources and ideas to help grow your business. Incorporating everything from digital and social tactics and learning how to understanding today’s buyer’s journey and marketing to a variety of generations with purchasing power—we have you covered. If you are looking to grow your marketing efforts, this session is for you! 


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST  

M | How to Expand Your Business Through Add-On Services 

Sameer Thawer, Ecopest Inc., Edmonton, AB; Christopher Day, Orkin Canada, Vancouver, BC 

Cyber protection for your cloud, network and applications can be confusing and expensive. We’ll define areas of vulnerability & inadequacy, review available tools and discuss what you can easily do to prevent intrusion while being cost conscience. We’ll also spend time on planning and increasing awareness for effective training of your end users. Bring a laptop and your best practices to share in our sure to be lively conversation of innovative ideas for protecting your environment. 


12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  

Lunch in Exhibit Hall & CPMA AGM 

Sponsored by

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

T | Health Canada Regulatory Update  

Shaun Dhaliwal, Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada 

This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, focusing on Health Canada's involvement in the structural pest control industry.  


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

T | 2023 Rodenticide Restrictions and Other Important Industry Updates 

Rana Sarfraz, Bsc, MSc, PhD, P.Ag, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 

This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, focusing on Health Canada's involvement in the structural pest control industry.  


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by  


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

T | Rethinking the Rat Race: Strengths, Weaknesses, Barriers and Opportunities for Municipal Rat Management in North America 

Chelsea Himsworth, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; Kaylee Byers, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia 

Urban rats carry a number of bacteria and viruses that make people sick but managing those risks can be challenging. In this talk, Drs. Himsworth and Byers will share what 10 years of research through the Vancouver Rat Project has revealed about rat-associated risks and rat management in Vancouver, Canada. Together, we will explore how this research can be integrated within municipal rat control policy and programming to leverage opportunities and overcome barriers to sustainable management. 


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

SPMABC Annual Membership Meeting 


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

PMC Night Reception, First Nations Event, and Awards Ceremony in Exhibit Hall  




7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by  


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  

T | Pest Management Professionals: Front-Line Defenders of Public Health 

Faith Oi, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  

T | Unlocking the Secrets to Canada's Most Problematic Pest Ants 

Laurel Hansen, Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 

Ants are consistently ranked as the most problematic pests to control, and for good reason! They are small, cryptic insects that are well adapted to infiltrating structures and invading our homes without ever being noticed. Learn how to decode the secrets of this tiny but mighty pest group in this informative and educational session. Be ready to take your ant management program to the next level! 


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by  


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

T | Pest Control Hacks, Quick Calculations, & Other Tips to Keep You Moving In The Field 

Faith Oi, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 


12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  

Lunch in Exhibit Hall 


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

T | Thinking Outside the “Box” For Rodent Control 

Mat Neale, Solutions Pest Control, Vancouver, BC 

Controlling commensal rodents has grown increasingly more challenging over the past decade. Reports from pest professionals in the field have included observations of rodents avoiding and or disregarding traps and bait stations, there are ongoing concerns of bait resistance, and even behavioral shifts in rodents have surfaced because of a recent global pandemic. The bottom line is current day rodent control is anything but business as usual. This session will take a look at how to approach managing rats and mice by “thinking outside the box” in order to effectively manage these dangerous public health pests in today’s landscape.    


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  

T | Proper Safety Preparation for The Field Technician 

What are the fall arrest recovery protocols when working at heights?  Do you know how to properly handle an emergency situation after an accident has already occurred? Get answers to these and many other safety-focused questions in this educational session that provides a step-by-step guide for the service technician dealing with accidents and hazards in the field. Learn about the choices we all make prior to an accident, and the choices we have once an accident occurs.


3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  

T | The Future Is Now: How Technology is Reshaping Rodent Control 

Kurtis Brown, Victoria Pest Control, BC  

Over the last decade, pest control technology has advanced at an incredible rate. We now have access to a suite of tools including remote cameras, Wi-Fi enabled sensors, and hi-resolution imaging devices that allow us to continuously monitor and document pest activity around the clock. In this session, learn how these devices can be combined with traditional control tools to deliver an integrated rodent control program that is more effective than ever imagined. 


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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