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.

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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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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.

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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9 years ago, brutal floods hit #yyc, leaving 1 dead and $6-billion in damage. BTA affiliates were there to help - Sheet Metal Local 8, Ironworkers 725 and UA 496 came together to assist folks around the city clean up. We care about the communities we live and work in 👊 #abtrades

Always great to host and chat with Federal Labour Minister @SeamusORegan - Today we got to introduce him to one of our young skilled trades superstars from our Paul First Nation unionized trades training program!

64 years ago, the bridge in this photo collapsed mid-construction, dropping 79 workers more 100 feet into the water of the Port of Vancouver.

18 were killed.

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.

We can never take safe work conditions for granted. Never. The fight never stops.