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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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Construction Trades Hub

Everything you need to start your career in the unionized skilled trades.

Start Planning Your Construction Career:

  • Explore the many skilled trades in Alberta.
  • Sign up for FREE trade-specific learning resources, videos, tutorials and more!
  • Use easy-to-access online study tools to help guide you through your apprenticeship.
  • Learn how joining a union can support you in your successful career.

Building Resiliency

Building Resiliency is an innovative program designed to support the Building Trades of Alberta’s membership in raising awareness about mental health, wellness, and resiliency in the workplace.

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness:

  • Develop skills for managing your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Become a certified Peer Support through the Workplace Mental Health Leadership Certificate program.
  • Learn about the benefits of a Recovery-Informed-Workplace.
  • Sign up for Breaking Free, a free interactive digital service that offers confidential recovery support for alcohol and drugs.
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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.

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Build Together

Build Together is committed to highlighting rewarding careers in the unionized skilled trades to underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous, youth, and new Canadians.

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Path Forward

BTA’s Path Forward initiative seeks to foster hope and belonging in Alberta’s Indigenous youth, countering high rates of addiction, incarceration, mental health issues, and suicides in their communities.

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.

The BTA:

  • 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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Building Trades of Alberta

Building Trades of Alberta

The BTA proudly coordinates and promotes the interests of 18 Alberta local skilled trades unions

Great opportunity for leadership training by our brother and sisters in Canada's Building Trades Unions!#buildingtrades #skilledtrades #inthetrades #apprentices #construction ... See MoreSee Less
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The BTA's Community and Indigenous Director Lyle gave a great presentation to a group of youth in Whitefish First Nation. Lyle worked with the group to help them access our Construction Trades Hub. This is free online learning tool is the perfect platform to learn more about what Alberta's construction trades have to offer. Check it out for yourself: an arena being built right in their community, there are so many great opportunities for the youth in Indigenous communities like in Whitefish First Nation to build their skills in an apprenticeship.#buildingtradesofalberta #apprenticeship #indigenouscommunitydevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to all of our affiliates and their families who joined us at Rogers Place yesterday to watch the Edmonton Oil Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers. What a great way to spend Family Day with out union community! #FamilyDay2024 #buildingtradesofalberta #OilKings ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Community and Indigenous Director Lyle Daniels met with leadership and staff to discuss community development and training for members of the Paul Band. #paulband #indigenouscommunitydevelopment #buildingtradesofalberta ... See MoreSee Less
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