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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Sept. 15, 2022 Open letter to owners, The Building Trades of Alberta is writing you today with concerns that our local unions are not seeing equal treatment among the incentive bonuses received by building trades affiliates. You provide incentive bonuses to help attract and retain skilled trades professionals to the jobsite – and at a […]
Who we are: The Building Trades of Alberta is comprised of members just like you and the unions you proudly belong to. We are 18 business managers from affiliate locals who give guidance and direction to the Executive Director and staff, who all believe strongly in the principles of organized labour, solidarity with all affiliates […]
The Building Trades of Alberta has filed advance notice on behalf of its 18 affiliates and 60,000 members, to challenge the constitutionality of Alberta Labour Bill 32, The Restoring Balance in the Workplace Act, and its Regulation that unfairly targets unions, employers and charities through new rules around the election of union dues for “core” […]