Skill. Value. Safety.
Building Trades of Alberta
We coordinate and promote the interests of 18 Alberta local trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries.
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Apprentices and Training
The BTA affiliated unions provide the best safety training and skills training in the industry. Working with our industry partners, the BTA and its locals promote careers in the building trades through visits to high schools, trade fairs, scholarships, and much more.
Build Together is committed to highlighting rewarding careers in the unionized skilled trades to underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous, youth, and new Canadians.
Trade Winds to Success
Trade Winds to Success is a partnership initiated by the Union Training Trust Fund partners with Alberta Indigenous communities to increase the number of Indigenous people in the trades.
The Skilled Trades Advantage
The BTA coordinates and promotes the interests of 18 Alberta local skilled trades unions, whose more than 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries.
- promotes a safe industry
- works to influence legislation, regulation, and government sentiment toward organized labor
- creates and participates in alliances and partnerships with owners and contractors
- participates in boards, associations, committees and other industry groups
- develops programs that support under-represented groups in the trades
- develops programs that highlight the value of unionized labour in order to help create more work opportunities for our members
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EDMONTON, AB – The Building Trades of Alberta (BTA), will use a generous $650,000 grant from Alberta Health to invest in the well-being of skilled trades professionals. The funding will be used to create an innovative program (Building Resiliency) to promote and raise awareness about the importance of mental health, wellness, resiliency and recovery-informed workplaces […]
BTA’s 60,000 members are some of the best trained, highest skilled and safest construction workers in the world. Whether you attended NAIT, SAIT or took training at another technical training centre, you are the backbone of construction in Alberta. The Ministry of Advanced Education has put together a database referred to as TACE, (Trades and […]
It’s here! The Building Trades of Alberta and partner, The Educational Partnership Foundation are excited to share with you Path Forward: Indigenous Skilled Trades Program, Paul Band short documentary! The doc centres around BTA and TEPF’s groundbreaking, 10-week, on-reserve skilled trades training pilot program at Wihnemne School on Paul First Nation over winter/spring 2022. This […]