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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.

Supporting Working Parents

Supporting Working Parents

We are committed to removing roadblocks to success, and barriers to progress, that are sometimes overlooked in the skilled trades because of the unique needs skilled-trades workers and their families face.

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

For many students, summer is a great time to prepare for their careers. The unionized skilled trades are an amazing career path to earn great wages and build lifelong skills.Looking for a place to start? Check out the Alberta Construction Trades Hub: This program was developed by our wonderful partners in SkillPlan.Sign up for FREE to access virtual guides and lessons that will get you ready for your apprenticeship. Connect with Alberta's Building Trades unions and build your career in the most skilled workforce in North America!#buildingtradesofalberta #buildingtrades #constructiontradeshub #skilledtrades #Apprenticeship #preapprenticeship #skillplan ... See MoreSee Less
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Every year, the Calgary Stampede brings together people of all walks of life. This includes political figures of all parties!Great to connect with the political leaders of our province with our friends in LiUNA Western Canada! So many great conversations and opportunities to work together with Alberta’s elected officials.Thank you to Counsel Public Affairs for hosting this event. Happy Stampeding! 🤠#CalgaryStampede2024 #buildingtradesofalberta #LiUNA #abgov #abpoli ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday, Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Rajan Sawhney signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Minister of Labour to advance international credential recognition and post-journeyperson certification. This agreement seeks to encourage a greater flow of labour between Alberta and Ontario. Read the Alberta Government’s press release here: ... See MoreSee Less
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What a great way to kick off the Calgary Stampede with the IBEW Local 424 Union's breakfast and BBQ! 🥞 Great way to bring members together to celebrate. 🤠#calgarystampede #CalgaryStampede2024 #ibew #IBEWstrong #buildingtradesofalberta ... See MoreSee Less
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Fantastic to see!🌟 Exciting News from OAWA AB! 🌟After months of construction, we are thrilled to announce that our doors are finally open to the public! 🎉 Come visit us at 15210 123 Ave and explore our new space.Please note, we are still awaiting delivery for our outdoor signs, so we apologize for any confusion this may cause. As always, meetings are by appointment only, so be sure to book in advance.We can't wait to welcome you! 😊#OAWAAB #GrandOpening #NewLocation #VisitUs ... See MoreSee Less
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