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The BTA coordinates and promotes the interests of 14 Alberta trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries in order to secure the best possible working conditions and quality of life for skilled workers and their families. The BTA

  • promotes a safe industry
  • works to influence legislation, regulation, and government sentiment toward organized labour,
  • 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, and
  • develops programs that highlight the value of unionized labour in order to help create more work opportunities for our members.

BTA Social Media Feeds

Wednesday 19th June 2019, 10:23

Building Trades of Alberta

BTA Welcomes TMX Announcement
“The Building Trades of Alberta Locals will be working with our contractors to bid on available TMX opportunities as well as on new TMX opportunities as they arise. We also anticipate work in other areas. Our Locals have the skilled workforce these projects will require. We will be working with our contractors to secure jobs for our members wherever possible.” Terry Parker, BTA Executive Director
bta.ca/bta-welcomes-tmx-announcement/
#TMX
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BTA Welcomes TMX Announcement
“The Building Trades of Alberta Locals will be working with our contractors to bid on available TMX opportunities as well as on new TMX opportunities as they arise. We also anticipate work in other areas. Our Locals have the skilled workforce these projects will require. We will be working with our contractors to secure jobs for our members wherever possible.” Terry Parker, BTA Executive Director 
https://bta.ca/bta-welcomes-tmx-announcement/
#TMX

Monday 17th June 2019, 12:35

Building Trades of Alberta

Bill C-48 Update
Canada already had in place a moratorium on Canadian oil tanker traffic in the waters from the north end of Vancouver Island to Alaska. Bill C-48 could make the moratorium permanent. It will ban tankers carrying over 12,500 metric tonnes of crude oil products from the coast of British Columbia through the waters north of Vancouver Island. In other words, Bill C-48 could block yet another potential export route for oil from landlocked Alberta.
bta.ca/bill-c-48-update/
#BillC69
#abpoli
#ableg
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Bill C-48 Update
Canada already had in place a moratorium on Canadian oil tanker traffic in the waters from the north end of Vancouver Island to Alaska. Bill C-48 could make the moratorium permanent. It will ban tankers carrying over 12,500 metric tonnes of crude oil products from the coast of British Columbia through the waters north of Vancouver Island. In other words, Bill C-48 could block yet another potential export route for oil from landlocked Alberta.
https://bta.ca/bill-c-48-update/
#BillC69
#abpoli
#ableg

Comment on Facebook

Updated late yesterday The Liberal government agreed to a review of Bill C-48 five years but rejected the requirement for regional impact assessment that would have involved Indigenous communities and oil-producing provinces.

Monday 17th June 2019, 12:14

Building Trades of Alberta

Decision Time for Bill C-69
The dust is still settling on the Government of Canada’s latest Bill C-69 decisions. It seems clear that no one will get exactly what they want. Certainly, the Alberta government and the oil industry oppose the Bill in its current state and are not optimistic about future major infrastructure projects. Here is what we know to date.
bta.ca/decision-time-for-bill-c-69/
#BillC69
#abpoli
#ableg
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Decision Time for Bill C-69
The dust is still settling on the Government of Canada’s latest Bill C-69 decisions. It seems clear that no one will get exactly what they want. Certainly, the Alberta government and the oil industry oppose the Bill in its current state and are not optimistic about future major infrastructure projects. Here is what we know to date.
https://bta.ca/decision-time-for-bill-c-69/
#BillC69
#abpoli
#ableg

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Hey, you guys finally put something out. Too bad, it's meaningless. I believe the Carpenters union should have walked away from the Building Trades Of Alberta, when they created a new position. 20 years in the hall, BTA have been a ghost. Union meetings, job site, news, you guys got to step it up or think about a new job.

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BTA Welcomes TMX Announcement
Terry Parker, Executive Director stated that the BTA Locals will be working with its contractors to bid on available & new TMX opportunities, "Our Locals have the skilled workforce these projects will require."
https://t.co/jpOe8bXL5s
#TMX

The government of Canada statement on the
Economic Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
https://t.co/JHJ2BrjbS7
The government of Alberta statement on TMX approval
https://t.co/iYhHzymX8l
#TMX

Worth revisiting following today’s announcement - Keep up to date on Trans Mountain opportunities. “Trans Mountain is gathering a list of interested vendors through an online procurement registry.” Check out the full list.

https://t.co/jLDCgIETfe
#BTAJobs

“Our gov't has newly approved the Trans Mountain expansion project going forward,” said @JustinTrudeau “Company plans to have shovels in the ground this construction season...Every dollar the fed. gov't earns from this project will be invested in Canada’s clean energy transition”

Want to learn more about #apprenticeships? What skilled trades are in high-demand? What employers are looking for? Check out @CAF_FCA video that answers all these questions and more:

The Indigenous population is the youngest and fastest growing in Canada. Lyle Daniels has made it his personal mission to work with young people to create pathways to long, valuable careers in the skilled trades. Learn more here: https://t.co/DljPWR05l8 #NIPDCanada
@GCIndigenous

Fundraiser, Yellowhead Casino
July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019
The BTA Charitable Foundation hosts its Casino Fundraiser at the Yellowhead Casino on July 20 and 21st.
Volunteer to help out.
Join us to test your luck.
https://t.co/pqVqf37MaR
#BTACF
#BTAGivesBack

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Get to Know the BTA

The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 14 Alberta trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication industries. We meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry in an energy conscious world.

  • We work on industrial, commercial, and institutional construction projects – as well as on maintenance projects – throughout Alberta.
  • We partner with contractors and employers to deliver projects on budget and on schedule.
  • We provide the most reliable, productive, and safest building trades workforce available.
  • We believe in investing in our people. We are the largest supporters of apprenticeship and training for building trades workers in the private sector. Our union training facilities and programs set the standard in the construction industry.
  • We believe in investing in Alberta and in our communities. Through the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, our members have donated over $7.6 million to worthwhile charities throughout Alberta.

Who are the Building Trades of Alberta members? We are your friends, your neighbours, and the volunteers that make our Alberta communities better places to live.