We meet with government and industry and work on campaigns to give the skilled trades workers in our affiliated locals
more jobs, better career opportunities, more rights, and safer workplaces.
We partner with construction and maintenance industry stakeholders for mutual benefit. We work with our locals to advocate for the members of the Alberta buildings trade unions and show that we offer the best-trained, most highly skilled workforce available.
We work on career opportunities to help train the next generation of Alberta skilled building trades workers. Canada is facing a shortage of skilled building trades workers. We promote the building trades as a career for non-traditional and underemployed populations as well as for youth.
We advertise the safety training and skills training offered by our locals – the best training in the industry. We promote careers in the building trades, sponsor scholarships for apprentices , and encourage those interested in a building trades career to contact the nearest local union for their trade. Our locals have the best safety records in the province and the most highly skilled building trades workers in the industry.
More About the BTA
The Building Trades of Alberta was created in 1906 with the express purpose of speaking on behalf of Alberta building trade unions and their members. The BTA receives its mandate from its executive board, which is made up of the business managers from the affiliated local unions in Alberta.
The BTA supports the efforts of the locals to get work for building trades workers through political activism, promotion, and partnering activities.
The BTA’s 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries. Our goals is to secure the best possible working conditions and quality of life for our skilled building trades workers and their families. To that end, we
- promote a safe industry
- help influence legislation, regulation, and government sentiment toward organized labour
- create alliances and partnerships with owners, contractors, and government and other agencies
- participate in boards, associations, committees, and other industry groups
- develop programs that support apprenticeships for under-represented populations in the trades
- develop programs that highlight the value of unionized labour and help create more opportunities for work for our members.
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