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.
June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, and the Building Trades of Alberta would like to recognize and thank First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across the traditional lands Canada sits on, for the vital role Indigenous culture plays [...]
Alberta Health Services and International SOS are offering a second round of vaccine clinics in the RMWB region and will again provide the convenience of administering on-site vaccines to Suncor’s Base Plant workforce June 18 & 19. The available vaccines are first doses of either Moderna or Pfizer, and second doses of Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca. All three options have little side effects and prevent severe illness and [...]
BTA welcomes announcement of net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, thousands of construction jobs expected
EDMONTON, AB – The Building Trades of Alberta welcomes this morning’s announcement of a multi-billion-dollar plan by Air Products Canada LTD., to construct a net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in the capital city. “We’re very excited to see this complex [...]
Dow Canada, Alberta Health Emergency Operations Centre, Worley Americas and the Building Trades of Alberta invite you to join Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, on June 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. regarding Alberta’s COVID-19 [...]