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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"The Valemount camp workers are the first ATCO camp workers on the Trans Mountain pipeline project to unionize." - Congrats to TMX camp workers in B.C. for organizing and becoming the newest members of UNITE HERE! Local 40

Big congrats to this young group of 3rd year welding superstars 👊 Proudly and professionally skilled up by Alberta Pipe Trades College UA Local 488!
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For years, @ualocal488 & 496 have fought to have 'sprinkler systems installer' be a compulsory trade in AB. Happy to say this is now reality, as the National Fire Code and Building Code will require full journeryperson certification to install! Pg 8 -->