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Industry Stakeholder Partner Organizations

The BTA promotes the interests of our skilled trades workers in partnerships with industry stakeholder organizations. Our shared concerns include Alberta economic development, safe and productive workplaces, workforce requirements, apprentice training, and labour relations.

BTA partners with industry stakeholder organizations

Alberta Chamber of Resources

AboutThe Alberta Chamber of Resources is a resource-based, cross-sectoral industry association. It offers “leadership for the orderly and responsible development of our natural resources”.
MandateThe Alberta Chamber of Resources “provides cross-sector leadership for the strategic and responsible development of Alberta’s natural resources”.
Learn Moreacr-alberta.com

Alberta Construction Safety Association
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AboutACSA is a nonprofit society. Its members are construction employers. The Board of Directors includes representatives of construction associations, trade contractor associations, employers who are not members of these associations, and workers.
Several executive members of the Building Trades of Alberta sit on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).All those involved in the Alberta Construction Safety Association work together to make “the construction environment in Alberta will be the safest anywhere.”
Mandate“The Mission of the Alberta Construction Safety Association is to provide quality advice and education for the construction industry that will reduce human suffering and financial costs associated with workplace incidents.”
Learn Moreyouracsa.ca

Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders

Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders (ACTIMS) logo

AboutThe Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders (ACTIMS) is a partnership of oilsands owners, maintenance contractors, and labour providers. The three major energy companies are Shell Canada, Syncrude Canada, and Suncor Energy. The labour provider partners are the Building Trades of Alberta and its affiliated unions, the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee and National Maintenance Council for Canada, and Canada’s Building Trades Unions.
Mandate“ACTIMS goal is to ensure that the owner stakeholder’s turnarounds and ongoing maintenance projects are fully staffed with skilled, qualified, experienced, professional trades people.”
Learn Moreactims.ca

Better SuperVision
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AboutThe Building Trades of Alberta and Construction Labour Relations – An Alberta Association own Better SuperVision. The Board of Directors of Better SuperVision consists of Alberta contractors, building trades representatives, and owners /contractors. Better SuperVision training courses provide new and experienced supervisors in the construction and plant maintenance industries with the tools for success. Better SuperVision course topics include work performance, documentation, record keeping, workplace diversity, effective communication, and work planning. Better SuperVision also offers a Leaders Building Leaders program sponsored to build coaching and mentoring skills of project superintendents, general foremen, and senior foremen.
Mandate“Our goal is to provide our learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful as leaders. Supervisory challenges such as safe work performance, documentation, record keeping, workplace diversity, effective communication and work planning are but a few of the key issues BSV graduates are equipped to manage.”
Learn Morebettersupervision.org

BuildForce Canada
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AboutACSA is a nonprofit society. Its members are construction employers. The Board of Directors includes representatives of construction associations, trade contractor associations, employers who are not members of these associations, and workers.
Several executive members of the Building Trades of Alberta sit on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).All those involved in the Alberta Construction Safety Association work together to make “the construction environment in Alberta will be the safest anywhere.”
Mandate“The Mission of the Alberta Construction Safety Association is to provide quality advice and education for the construction industry that will reduce human suffering and financial costs associated with workplace incidents.”
Learn Moreyouracsa.ca

CAREERS: The Next Generation (Careers)
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AboutBuilding Trades of Alberta is a sponsor of CAREERS: The Next Generation (Careers). Careers offers career options in health services and trades and industrial technologies to high school students. In addition to building student awareness of trades options, Careers helps employersscreen and hire students through the Co-op Apprenticeship Program for students in the Fort McMurray, Wood Buffalo, and Medicine Hat areas
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Mandate“CAREERS: The Next Generation is a unique, non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship. We partner with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers and develop the skilled workers of the future.”
Learn Morecareersnextgen.ca
Builders of Alberta: Skilled workforce partnership

Construction Labour Relations Alberta (CLR-A)
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AboutThe CLR-A website is an important source for forms, agreements, and program information, including

  • Alcohol & Drugs Policy Violation Referral Form
  • Rates & Allowances
  • Training
  • Audiometric Testing Program
  • Construction Employee Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Rapid Site Access Program
MandateCLR-A “is an employers’ association representing construction companies in collective bargaining with the Building Trades Unions, collective agreement administration, labour law matters, and joint initiatives with other industry stakeholders.”
Learn Moreclra.org

Construction Owners Association of Alberta

AboutThe Building Trades of Alberta is an Associate Member of Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). COAA is made up of users of construction services (Principal Members) and providers of construction services and related activities (Associate Members). COAA’s Workforce Development Committee works to ensure that the industry has available an effective construction workforce that satisfies demand. It also champions apprenticeship programs and apprentice employment.
Mandate“COAA provides leadership to enable the Alberta heavy industrial construction and industrial maintenance industries to be successful in our drive for safe, effective, timely and productive project execution.”
Learn Morecoaa.ab.ca

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA)
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AboutThe Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) represents electrical contractors in Alberta in discussions with government and industry boards, as well as in union (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 424 ) and non-union labor negotiations.
Mandate“The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is the voice and information centre of the electrical industry; a self-governing body working to ensure a professional membership through education, safety and strong stakeholder relationships.”
Learn Moreecaa.ab.ca

General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada
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AboutA representative of each of Canada’s international building trades unions sits on the Board of Directors of the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada/National Maintenance Council for Canada or GPMC / NMC.The GPMC / NMC represents 14,000 skilled trades workers in the maintenance industry in Canada. The value of maintenance work to the Canadian economy is often overlooked. The General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada reported some 14.4 million hours recorded by building trades union members in the first six months of 2014, with 6.94 million of these work hours recorded in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Major clients include Syncrude Canada, Shell Canada, Suncor, Petro-Canada, Exxon Mobil, Imperial Oil, and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

MandateGPMC / NMC is “an alliance of International Building Trades Unions that negotiates and administers labour agreements tailored for maintenance work at industrial plants in Canada. The agreements make it possible for industry to employ up to 13 different construction trades under a single set of terms and conditions.”
Learn Moregpmccanada.com

Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Helmets to Hardhats

AboutHelmets to Hardhats Canada works with Canadian Forces personnel (veterans and those currently serving) who are interested in transitioning from the Forces to careers in the building and construction industry.The Building and Construction Trades unions of Canada have made the commitment to protect the apprenticeship and employment positions of the men and women in the CF Reserves until they return from their military duties. The Building Trades Unions thank the men and women of the Canadian Forces for their sacrifices on behalf of our nation.

You can view a promotional Helmets to Hardhats video on the Building Trades of Alberta YouTube channel.

Also see Find Jobs/Helmets to Hardhats.

MandateThe mission of Helments to Hardhats is to “provide Canadian military veterans and serving reservists with opportunities for apprenticeship training and/or rewarding careers, with excellent wages and benefits, in Canada’s unionized building, construction and maintenance industries. To provide these same industry stakeholders with talented and highly committed military veterans and serving reservists who possess the skills, qualities, knowledge and experience to make an outstanding, long-term workforce contribution.”
Learn Morehelmetstohardhats.ca

Manufacturers’ Health & Safety Association (MHSA)
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AboutA member of the executive of the Building Trades of Alberta sits on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers’ Health & Safety Association (MHSA).” Companies that pay Workers Compensation premiums in the Steel/Metal Fabrication and Steel Service sectors are automatically members of MHSA. Other represented sectors are listed on the MHSA website.
MandateThe MHSA is a nonprofit organization that provides health and safety programs to its more than 1600 member companies.
Learn Moremhsa.ab.ca

Skills Canada Alberta

AboutThe Building Trades of Alberta is an Elite Partner of Skills Canada Alberta. Several Building Trades of Alberta unions also sponsor Skills Canada Alberta. Skills Canada Alberta recognizes the value the Building Trades of Alberta unions provide for their members: “Building Trades of Alberta unions provide a number of services for their members, including job referrals, World class training facilities, pensions, health and welfare benefits, high wages and the safest worksites in the business.
MandateSkills Canada Alberta (SCA) works with employers, educators, labour groups, and government to make “trade and technical careers… a first choice career option for youth in Alberta”.
Learn Moreskillsalberta.com

The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF)
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AboutBuilding Trades of Alberta is a sponsor of the annual Links & Legends Golf Tournament, the “signature fundraising event” of The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF). Building Trades of Alberta also has a representative on the Board of Directors of the TEPF.

The nonprofit The Educational Partnership Foundation provides learning initiativies to more than 180,000 students, in central and southern Alberta. TEPF’s educational initiatives focus on literacy, citizenship, and online safety to help “grow great citizens”.

Mandate“Our mission is to enhance student learning opportunities by facilitating dynamic partnerships among business, educators, government and school communities.”
Learn Moretepf.ca

Trade Winds to Success
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About“The trade union vision started this whole program before truth and reconciliation was even an idea. The participating trade unions have never turned away a student. If we ask for a program, they put one together. In recent years, three unions deserve particular credit: the pipe trades, electricians, and carpenters; they always help out.” Kathleen Thompson, the Interim Executive Director of Trade Winds

The following Training Trust Funds now provide support to this initiative:

Also see Find Jobs/Trade Winds to Success and Trade Winds Partnership Update.

MandateTrade Winds to Success offers Aboriginals participants Trade Orientation and Pre-Apprenticeship Training programs, together with evaluation and follow-up.
Learn Moretradewindstosuccess.ca

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