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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Building Trades of Alberta

Building Trades of Alberta

The BTA proudly coordinates and promotes the interests of 18 Alberta local skilled trades unions

Great opportunity for leadership training by our brother and sisters in Canada's Building Trades Unions!#buildingtrades #skilledtrades #inthetrades #apprentices #construction ... See MoreSee Less
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The BTA's Community and Indigenous Director Lyle gave a great presentation to a group of youth in Whitefish First Nation. Lyle worked with the group to help them access our Construction Trades Hub. This is free online learning tool is the perfect platform to learn more about what Alberta's construction trades have to offer. Check it out for yourself: an arena being built right in their community, there are so many great opportunities for the youth in Indigenous communities like in Whitefish First Nation to build their skills in an apprenticeship.#buildingtradesofalberta #apprenticeship #indigenouscommunitydevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to all of our affiliates and their families who joined us at Rogers Place yesterday to watch the Edmonton Oil Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers. What a great way to spend Family Day with out union community! #FamilyDay2024 #buildingtradesofalberta #OilKings ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Community and Indigenous Director Lyle Daniels met with leadership and staff to discuss community development and training for members of the Paul Band. #paulband #indigenouscommunitydevelopment #buildingtradesofalberta ... See MoreSee Less
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