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.
Construction Trades Hub
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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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In May of this year, Canada’s House of Commons voted to declare a national emergency around this issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. This declaration is meant to address this ongoing crisis that continues to devastate communities across this country. Indigenous people go missing at vastly disproportionate rates
Happy Labour Day from the Building Trades of Alberta. As we celebrate this long weekend, it’s important to remember why we honour this occasion. Since the advent of labour unions, the quality of workers’ lives has vastly improved. From having scheduled work week, to establishing holidays, overtime pay, benefits