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We are the Building Trades of Alberta, and we support initiatives that further the economic prosperity of Alberta and benefit the skilled trades workers in our province. We are joined in these campaign by Canada’s Building Trades Unions, our union locals, and the 60,000 men and women who make up the skilled building trades workers of Alberta.

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The Building Trades of Alberta believes that community benefit agreements for major public infrastructure projects can be a win-win for developers, small businesses, local communities, the provincial government itself, and, yes, building trades unions. Community benefit agreements can keep jobs in Alberta and promote apprenticeships that train the next generation of skilled building trades workers.

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The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) project is vital to Canada’s national interests and economy. The pipeline will carry diluted bitumen to British Columbia’s coast, providing access to new markets. Construction will mean new well-paid middle class jobs for the skilled trades workers who are members of BTA’s affiliated unions and new apprenticeships for our province’s youth.

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
Stand up for safety

Stand Up for Safety is a new industry philosophy shared by all building trade unions in Alberta. Our goal is to empower stakeholders at all levels from apprentice to business owner to have the freedom to talk openly about safety concerns on the job. On every job. Every single day.

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We believes in energy independence for North America and support the oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada in balance with hydroelectric, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar and thermal energy from sources across the country.

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Energy Development
Mobility

Building Trades of Alberta joins with the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) in this campaign to have the federal government introduce a Construction Mobility Tax Credit—a personal tax exemption on expenses construction workers typically incur when they temporarily relocate for work.

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The pipeline projects campaign of Building Trades of Alberta and Canada’s Building Trades Unions is designed to educate the public in communities located along key routes about the benefits of these projects.

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Pipelines