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Job Initiatives

Canada's Building Trades Unions, the Building Trades of Alberta, its union locals, and their 75,000 men and women skilled building trades workers together support numerous jobs initiatives.

 

 

Check out the following highlighted jobs initiatives to see what each is about and to find contact and sponsor information.

Trade Winds to Success

About

Trade Winds to Success

Trade Winds to Success is a unique partnership initiated by the Union Training Trust Fund partners with Alberta Aboriginal communities. The goal of Trade Winds to Success is to increase the number of Aboriginal people in the building trades. The initiative focuses on aboriginals living in Edmonton and Calgary and these trades: Boiler Maker, Carpenter, Electrician, Ironworker, Millwright, Plumber, Steam/Pipefitter, Welder, and Insulator.

Trade Winds to Success offers Trade Orientation and Pre-Apprenticeship Training programs, as well as evaluation and follow-up during apprenticeship training. See the Trade Winds to Success website for intake dates. The program has been featured in the Edmonton Journal and was the recipient of the 2013 Senator Thelma Chalifoux Award presented annually by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

 

Trade Winds to Success Contact

Online

Web

Office(s)

Edmonton

#311, 16120 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6
p. (780) 471-9100
e. infoedm@tradewindstosuccess.ca

Calgary

1070 – 2600 Portland Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4M6
p. (403) 205–3500
e. infocalg@tradewindstosuccess.ca

Trade Winds to Success Sponsors

Trade Winds to Success is supported by the Oteenow Employment and Training Society, Rupertsland Institute, Metis Centre of Excellence, Community Futures Treaty Seven, Government of Alberta - Human Services, ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, Shell Canada, Total E & P, and by these Building Trades of Alberta affiliate unions through the Union Training Trust Fund:


Helmets to Hardhats

About

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats Canada (H2H) works with Canadian Forces personnel (veterans and those currently serving) who are interested in transitioning from the Forces to a career in the building and construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats has paid tribute to the remarkable commitment that the Building and Construction trades unions have made to those serving our country in the Canadian Forces. How do the actual H2H apprentices and journeymen benefit from Canada's Building Trades Unions involvement?

Here is what Helmets to Hardhats has to say.

The Building Trades offer the best jobs in the construction industry – the best pay, the best benefits, the safest job sites and the fairest contractors.

Helmets to Hardhats

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The Building Trades Unions and many Employers across Canada who are stakeholders in supporting the H2H program in Canada recognize the valuable contribution that members of Canadian Forces (past and present) have made to our country, as well as the outstanding qualities and experience that they offer, such as inter-personal skills, leadership abilities, professionalism, dedication, and a desire to pursue continuous individual improvement.

Helmets to Hardhats

The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters - Local 488 helped sponsor this video, both to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of the Canadian Forces and to promote the H2H jobs initiative.

 

 

Helmets to Hardhats Contact

Online

Web
Facebook

Office

130 Albert Street, Suite 908, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
p. (613) 238-2300
e. info@helmetstohardhats.ca

Helmets to Hardhats Sponsors

Helmets to Hardhats is supported by Veterans Affairs Canada, the Province of Alberta, the Province of Ontario, Canadian Forces, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, TansCanada, GPMC / NMC, PCL Constructors Canada Inc, and by


Build Together
Women of the Building Trades

About

Build Together, Women of the Building Trades

 

In Canada, women represent only 4% of the construction trade workforce. In other skilled trade, that number is even smaller.

Studies and industry reports show that a large population of skilled trade workers are gearing up for retirement. An estimated 300,000 new workers will need to be recruited from outside the construction industry over the next ten years to compensate for this gap.

This is an enormous opportunity for women seeking secure, well-paid and fulfilling employment.

Build Together is a national CBTU program that promotes, supports and mentors women in the skilled construction trades.

 

Build Together Contact

Online

Web
Facebook
Twitter

Email

LAmundsen@buildingtrades.ca


Skills Canada Alberta

About

Skills Canada Alberta

Alberta's growing economy and the retirement of many baby boomers together create enormous employment opportunities for Alberta youth in the building trades. Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) works with employers, educators, labour groups, and government to make "trade and technical careers... a first choice career option for youth in Alberta". Skills Canada Alberta is a nonprofit association and a member organization of Skills Canada.
Building Trades of Alberta is proud to be a supporter and an elite sponsor of Skills Canada Alberta. Several Building Trades of Alberta unions also sponsor Skills Canada Alberta. Skills Canada Alberta, in turn, recognizes the important role that Building Trades of Alberta unions play in providing best-in-class training and excellent benefits and wages to their members.

Building Trades of Alberta unions provide a number of services for their members, including job referrals, World class training facilities, pensions, health and welfare benefits, high wages and the safest worksites in the business.

Skills Canada Alberta

 

Skills Canada Alberta Contact

Online

Web
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube

Office

700, 10242-105 Street, 
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

Skills Canada Alberta Sponsors

Skills Canada Alberta is sponsored by the governments of Canada and Alberta, numerous businesses, and by

In addition to these specific jobs initiatives, Building Trades of Alberta actively works with many different partners to promote and safeguard the interests of skilled building trades workers. See Partner Profiles.