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Thank You from Shell Scotford

Paul Fisher, Turnaround Manager at Shell Scotford has asked the BTA to relay his sincere thanks to the men and women who worked hard to make 2015 a success.

2015 BTA Conference Highlights

This year's conference, themed "Investing to Secure Our Future" was a huge success, thanks to everyone involved. Copies of presentations and materials are available here.

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January 29, 2016
Those of you who attended the 2015 BTA Conference in September of last year may remember Alysia Rissling, the pilot for the Canadian women's bobsleigh team that the BTA is helping to sponsor. She gave an inspiring presentation about her journey ...
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January 13, 2016
I know you are probably tired of hearing about resolutions at this time of year, so I’ll be brief. Did you make any resolutions? How are they holding up? Mine is doing well so far, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll be able to keep it, but it...
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The news machine is loving the fact that Trudeau came to Alberta and met with the Building Trades. And so is everyone else - could this be the start of a new era? One in which the federal government respects and listens to what the unionized workers have to say? Time will tell but it looks good. Certainly better than it was under Harper.
EDMONTON - The organization that represents the army of skilled tradespeople who work in Alberta's hard-hit resource sector is hopeful after what it calls its "historic" meeting with Prime Minister .
Did you know that there are over 2000 homeless people living in Edmonton? At last count there were 2,307 homeless Edmontonians to be exact. This is where organizations like the Bissell Centre come into play. The Bissell Centre has been in existence since 1910. The Centre serves the most vulnerable citizens of Edmonton. They offer many different services including a Drop-In Centre, Day Care, Addictions Counselling & Housing Services. The Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation decided to partner with the Bissell Centre and with the help of our volunteers we raised $20,000 to help fund their “Outreach Housing Team”. The Outreach Housing Team finds and engages those who may not have access to the actual centre due to mobility or transportation issues. They first engage those living on the street and then find out what their barriers to housing are. Their needs vary and the team is equipped to help them with many different issues including obtaining a government issued ID, opening a bank account or getting referrals to other social services. We are happy to help those who help! If you would like to find more information about the Bissell Centre they can be found at
Thank you to our Charitable Foundation volunteers who have raised $20,000 to help the @BissellCentre!
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Building Trades AB Thanks, Sister Crystal Sunshine Bowen
“Productive meeting tonight in Edmonton with @IBEW and the Building Trades of Alberta.”
Thank you to our Charitable Foundation volunteers who have raised $20,000 to help the @BissellCentre!
Helmets to Hardhats promo video Oct 2015
Building Trades of Alberta - Stand Up for Safety
Canadian Building Trades Monument Public Art Competition



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 $6 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.