Keystone XL providing union jobs in Alberta too
Post Category: BTA Blog

On Aug. 5, TC Energy announced a project labour agreement with four U.S. building trades unions to ensure the Keystone XL pipeline on the American side is “built by the highest-skilled and highest-trained workforce.”

There is no doubt the unionized building trades brings both peak quality, safety and the most accomplished skilled tradespersons to any job. This is true on both sides of the border.

Much of the work on the Alberta portion of Keystone is done by Building Trades of Alberta affiliates, including welders, pipefitters, teamsters and labourers. With billions being invested from the province in this project, it’s reassuring to know its construction is employing many Albertans in the skilled trades.

 BTA has long supported Keystone XL and many other pipeline and energy developments. These projects provide good-paying jobs for Albertans and contribute greatly to the health of our province’s economy.

Related Posts

Alberta Budget 2022 overview

Yesterday, Finance Minister Travis Toews tabled Budget 2022 in the Alberta legislature, which, for the second time in ten years, will see the province in a balanced budget position. This is a welcomed development following years of deficits resulting from collapsed...

Bring Your BTA Priorities for Social Procurement to the Ballot Box

For years, the Building Trades of Alberta has been advocating to all levels of government to adopt social procurement strategies to help keep more money in our local economy and create more good jobs and career paths for Albertans. Over the past several years, BTA has...


Please be advised that the Construction and General Workers Union Local 92 is currently looking for skilled individuals to work in the Fort Saskatchewan and Fort McMurray areas. Preference will be given to applicants with the following tickets: OSSA OSSA CONFINED...