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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.

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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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It's on🚨#yyc @UACanada 496's Trevor Robertson + #yeg @UACanada 488's Rod McKay put $ on the #BattleofAlberta, adding to the friendly rivalry btwn them. The losing city’s Local will give $1K to winner's charity of choice, the losing boss will wear the winner's jersey for a day!

Jason Kenney is stepping down as leader of the United Conservative Party and will serve as premier of Alberta until a new leader is sworn in. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6457221

The battle starts tonight. There can be only one 😰🥹🫣 #BattleofAlberta #nhl #nhlplayoffs2022

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