Resources

Path Forward

BTA’s Path Forward aims to instill hope and a sense of belonging among Alberta’s Indigenous youth. The truth is, for many Indigenous Albertans, desperation and despair are unfortunate realities and can lead folks down a dangerous path. Addictions, incarcerations, mental health issues, and suicides have plagued numerous Indigenous communities at disproportional rates, for far too long.

STAND UP for Satefy

Stand Up for Safety is a new industry philosophy shared by the 18 building trade unions in Alberta. Our goal is to empower stakeholders at all levels from apprentices to business owners to have the freedom to talk openly about safety concerns on the job. On every job. Every single day. Watch the Stand Up for Safety video, which was shot entirely at Shell Scotford.

Social Procurement Agreements

Social Procurement Agreements put Alberta workers, families, and local communities first.

The members of the Building Trades of Alberta live right here in Alberta. We raise our families here. We pay taxes here. And we want to build infrastructure projects the right way; they become part of our province, and we want them to last. That’s why we support Social Procurement Agreements.

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Build Together

Build Together is a national workforce development program initiated by Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). Build Together now has chapters across the country. Alberta was one of the first Chapters (Build Together – Women of the Alberta Building Trades) and has been operating since 2015, but our efforts to bring women into the building trades date back much further.

Trade Winds to Success

Trade Winds to Success offers Trade Orientation and Pre-Apprenticeship Training programs, as well as evaluation and follow-up during apprenticeship training. See the Trade Winds to Success website for intake dates. The program has been featured in the Edmonton Journal and was the recipient of the 2013 Senator Thelma Chalifoux Award presented annually by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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Stay Connected

"The Valemount camp workers are the first ATCO camp workers on the Trans Mountain pipeline project to unionize." - Congrats to TMX camp workers in B.C. for organizing and becoming the newest members of UNITE HERE! Local 40 https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-357604-6-.htm#357604

Big congrats to this young group of 3rd year welding superstars 👊 Proudly and professionally skilled up by Alberta Pipe Trades College UA Local 488!
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For years, @ualocal488 & 496 have fought to have 'sprinkler systems installer' be a compulsory trade in AB. Happy to say this is now reality, as the National Fire Code and Building Code will require full journeryperson certification to install! Pg 8 --> https://bit.ly/3tAGNdJ