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About

The Building Trades of Alberta coordinates and promotes the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrications industries. Nationally, Building Trades of Alberta joins the other Provincial Councils that make up Canada's Building Trades Unions. Canada's Building Trades Unions, in turn, is a member of the Building and Construction Trades Department centred in Washington, D.C.

These national and international organizations extend the reach of the Building Trades of Alberta and provide important information, research, and connections to building trades organizations, unions, contractors, and owners across North America.

  • BTA Mandate

    Building Trades of Alberta logo

    In order to support our affiliated Building Trades Unions in securing the best possible working conditions and quality of life for skilled trades workers and their families, the Building Trades of Alberta...

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  • Executive Board

    The Executive Board of the Provincial Council conducts the business of the Council between Conventions. Among other responsibilities, the Executive Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the BTA, the financial well-being of the organization, the hiring of the Executive Director, and reporting to stakeholders on priorities and results...

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  • Regional & Provincial Councils

    At an international level, the Canadian Executive Board is one of seven standing committees that provide policy support to the governing board of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD).

    At a national level, the Building Trades of Alberta joins other Provincial Councils of Canada's Building Trades Unions...

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  • Community Responsibility

    Building Trades of Alberta turns its belief in responsible citizenship into action, day-in and day-out. Since the inception of the BTA Charitable Foundation in 2001, the BTA and its 75,000 building trade workers have contributed more than $6 million to worthwhile organizations in the province of Alberta...

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  • National Initiatives

    Building Trades of Alberta participates in the following national initiatives through its alliance with Canada's Building Trades Unions. Each campaign is vital to Alberta's economic well-being...

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  • History

    The Building Trades of Alberta traces its history back to 1906. In that year, the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council applied for and received its charter on August 1, 1906...

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