The Building Trades of Alberta traces its history back to 1906. In that year, the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council applied for and received its charter on August 1, 1906. The charter members were the Lathers Local 205, Plumbers Local 488, Typographers Local 604, Bricklayers Local 1, Painter Local 1016, and Carpenters Local 1325.
From the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council, the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council was formed, receiving its charter on July 15 1946. From the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council, the Northern Alberta and District of MacKenzie Building and Construction Trades Council was formed and received a charter on March 1st, 1976.
Building Trades of Alberta is allied with Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). This national organization is an alliance of 14 building and construction unions, representing more than 500,000 skilled building trades workers in Canada. CBTU originated more than 100 years ago.
Today, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 a pandemic as the outbreak has infected approximately 118,000 in 114 countries as of today (March 11). Right now, the risk of infection remains low in Alberta. The health, safety and welfare of [...]
BTA MEDIA RELEASE: Motion 501 could provide the industry certainty that’s needed to boost jobs and economy EDMONTON – On March 2, Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland MLA Shane Getson introduced Motion 501 in the Alberta legislature. Motion 501 begins the process [...]
We're excited to let you know the 2020 John Tackaberry Memorial Golf Tournament presented by the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation (BTACF) will again take place at the stunning QUARRY Golf Course in Edmonton, AB on Friday, Aug. 14. [...]
Media release: Building Trades of Alberta disappointed in withdrawal of Frontier regulatory application EDMONTON – The Building Trades of Alberta is disappointed to learn that Teck Resources removed the Frontier project from the regulatory review process from the federal environmental [...]