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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Great “Thank You” ad to @medicinehatcity from @UACanada 496 + @CFIndustries in @MedicineHatNews for the welcome given to mbmrs during turnaround. $5K given to foodhub as 🙏 - What BTA unions are about, giving back to communities we live & work in. We’ll fight to keep doing it.

We're working hard to reduce barriers to affordable, accessible & quality childcare for workers in the skilled trades. As parents & skilled trades pros, we want to hear from you! Visit: to take the survey and to learn more about this important campaign!

Listen up! Episode 4 of BTA's Path Forward Indigenous radio show is up! You can catch the show across AB last Sat of the month at 8:30am on 89.3 The Raven, CFWE Radio and CJWE Radio, part of the Windspeaker radio network.
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