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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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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 – Today marks International Women’s Day, and Building Trades of Alberta along with Build Together: Women of the Building Trades of Alberta, have launched Supporting Working Parents, a campaign that aims to bring labour, government and industry together to help tackle the unique challenges skilled trades workers face in finding affordable, accessible and […]
Yesterday, Finance Minister Travis Toews tabled Budget 2022 in the Alberta legislature, which, for the second time in ten years, will see the province in a balanced budget position. This is a welcomed development following years of deficits resulting from collapsed commodity prices, a weakened global economy and an unmatched public health crisis. Toews forecasts […]
EDMONTON, AB – The Building Trades of Alberta has donated $5,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help British Columbia residents rebuild and repair from catastrophic flooding that left the province devastated last month. With the Government of Canada and the British Columbia government matching all donations from Nov. 17 to Dec. 26, the total […]