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.
Huge congratulations to United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 488 apprentice Casey O’Gorman, who won the 2019 John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award at BTA’s convention on Sept. 17 in Jasper, AB. The Future Leaders Award was created in honour [...]
The Building Trades of Alberta Training Society (BTATS) seeks a versatile and motivated person to coordinate the BTATS activities and mentor instructors who will deliver services to Alberta apprentices. The successful candidate needs to be a self starter, a strong [...]
The Building Trades of Alberta is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Terry Parker, has accepted an offer from the provincial government to sit as a member of the Skills for Jobs Task Force through the Ministry of Advanced Education. [...]
Building Trades workers need more from Canada’s next government Canadians are less than one month away from going to the polls to elect our nation’s leaders for the next four years. Included in those Canadians are more than 60,000 hard-working [...]