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NWR Surgeon Refinery Project Website Now Live

The website supporting the North West Refinery in Redwater is live as of August 11 and includes a site for workers of as well as one for the NWR Partnership.

$8.5 Billion Refinery Being Built in Sturgeon County

David Howell from the Edmonton Journal talks to Ian MacGregor, president, CEO & board chair at North West Upgrading Inc. about the refinery.

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CBTU Labour Day Message 2105
Labour Day Message 2015 Here we are - Labour Day 2015. In previous years’ messages we have recognized our work, our contributions to our communities and the history which we were built upon. This year, we ought to take a moment to recognize the mom...
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August 31, 2015
Hello again! As we are all looking forward to the coming long weekend, it seems like the perfect time to spend a moment to think about the significance of Labour Day. So many people see it as just another day off from work (or a day to earn time-and...
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Labour Day weekend is almost here.While most of us look forward to some well-earned time off, spend a couple minutes over and read the last two blog entries: the most recent is from Bob Blakely, the Canadian Operating Officer of Canada's Building Trades Unions, and the one just before is my weekly message to you. Both excellent reads and I think both give you stuff to think about and stuff to talk about. Have a fantastic weekend, however you decide to spend it.
News Updates News Updates See All News NWR Surgeon Refinery Project Website Now Live August 11, 2015 The website supporting the North West Refinery in Redwater is live as of August 11 and includes a s
Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month? Visit to see what you can do to support Prostate Cancer Canada in it's work to eliminate prostate cancer and support men and families dealing with this cancer. To date, the BTA Charitable Foundation, with your help, has donated $223,400 to Prostate Cancer Canada!
Did you know that 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men?
Today, in 1893, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers was founded in Chicago. 118 years later and over 250 locals across North America and the Boilermakers are still going strong. Congratulations, Brothers and Sisters!
Visit and read the Labour Day message from Bob Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer at CBTU
Dieter B. at the North West Redwater Refinery won a whopping $8,043 in the latest raffle! Well done, Dieter!
The Shell Scotford raffle still requires more volunteers - if you want to help out, contact Catherine at
Way to go, Marcus R. at Scotford! He won $3,710 in the latest raffle.



The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication industries. We provide solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry in an energy conscious world.

  • We work on Industrial, commercial, and institutional construction projects – as well as on maintenance projects – throughout Alberta.
  • We partner with contractors and employers to deliver projects on budget and on schedule.
  • We provide the most reliable, productive, and safest building trades workforce available.
  • We believe in investing in our people. We are the largest supporters of apprenticeship and training for building trades workers in the private sector. Our union training facilities and programs set the standard in the construction industry.
  • We believe in investing in Alberta and in our communities. Through the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, our members have donated over $5 million to worthwhile charities throughout Alberta.

Who are the Building Trades of Alberta members? We are your friends, your neighbours, and the volunteers that make our Alberta communities better places to live.