2014 Building Trades Conference - Overview, Resources and Testimonials

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Canadian Building Trades Monument Public Art Competition

Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) will be erecting a monument in honour of those who have built our country, the men and women of the building trades.

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The Building Trades has launched the Building Trades Mentorship project and we would like to hear from you!

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National Day of Mourning, April 28
Good Day Brothers and Sisters, In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th as the “National Day of Mourning”.  This is the day we have come to recognize as the day we honour or pay tribute to those that have passed on, due ...
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Learning to Toot Our Own Horn - A message from Robert Blakely Director of Canadian Affairs, Canada's Building Trades Unions
This is my initial foray into blogging!  It is easy to suggest that we should just move with the times but, I always have a nagging feeling that we lose some of the art of communication between people by relying on “electronic” means. Who knows,...
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Building Trades of Alberta



The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We represent 75,000 skilled building trades professionals working in 16 trade unions in Alberta. 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.