Welcome!

So you’re thinking of a career as a Millwright, Carpenter, or Scaffolder. 

Because the province of Alberta has not made the trades we represent compulsory – compulsory means you must have provincially-approved training and certification to perform the work – anyone in Alberta can call themselves a carpenter or scaffolder and go to work.

But the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters has much higher standards than that. We believe in high quality training and lifelong skills upgrading. And we believe people who practice our trades should be certified to a quality standard that leads the world.

That’s why no one can be dispatched to worksites from ARC Locals unless he or she is a formal apprentice, a certified Journeyman or has enough experience in the field that he or she meets our standards. People in a formal carpentry apprenticeship will be considered for membership with fewer field hours of experience.

In carpentry, that means he or she must be taking part in the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training formal apprenticeship program, or have already received Journeyman status from AIT. In scaffolding, it means he or she is part of, or has successfully graduated from, our union’s globally-respected 3-year scaffolding apprenticeship program.

Our prime reason for these standards is to guard against the hazard to public and worker safety that can occur if the work that carpenters, scaffolders and other tradespeople do is not up to the highest possible standards.

Check out the jobs posted today on our system here. Only members may bid these jobs. 

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary 2019 – Apply now!
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The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades.   This annual awards/bursaries program provides 3 recipients … Read More

February 26, 2019 Telephone Town Hall Details
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Telephone Town Hall Meeting with EST Derrick Schulte. UPDATED with the recording. You will receive an automated call this evening, just hang on the line, and you will be entered into the town hall. Dear sisters and brothers: Tonight is … Read More

Telephone Town Hall Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26
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The Alberta-wide Carpenters Union Telephone Town Hall is ON AGAIN! We’re set up to go live at 8 pm on Tuesday, February 26. The call will last for one hour.  Just like last time, we will send an automated message … Read More

’Twas a great time for all
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Like families across Alberta, this past December, members of 1325 and 2103 and 1460 gathered to celebrate with all the joy of the holiday season. As always, there was plenty of great food, laughs games and gifts for the little … Read More

Local 1325 Curling Bonspiel Sweeping Back in March 2019
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  Four player teams. $100 a team. Breakfast, lunch, and guaranteed two games! All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors. Learn more about the Wounded Warriors here! Saturday, March 9th, Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club. Call 780.733.2160 or 780.471.3200, or … Read More

ARCCAW Posting: Representative – Edmonton/Central Alberta Region
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ALBERTA REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS AND ALLIED WORKERS REPRESENTATIVE – EDMONTON/CENTRAL ALBERTA REGION   The Alberta Regional Council is the governing body for all United Brotherhood affairs in Alberta.  The vision and mandate for the organization is to organize and … Read More

ARCCAW Posting: Representative – Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo Region
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ALBERTA REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS AND ALLIED WORKERS REPRESENTATIVE – FORT MCMURRAY/WOOD BUFFALO REGION     The Alberta Regional Council is the governing body for all United Brotherhood affairs in Alberta.  The vision and mandate for the organization is to … Read More

Geared Up
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New products for the jobsite, campsite or at the cabin. TSTAK Radio + Charger This heavy-duty site radio provides premium AM/FM or streaming sound on the job with its four speakers plus one active subwoofer and one assisted bass resonator. … Read More

Connecting distant members: telephone town hall
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There was plenty of straight talk at the first ever telephone town hall. The volunteers and call screeners were ready, and the countdown was on. The boardroom of the ARCCAW Union Hall in Edmonton was transformed into a makeshift call … Read More

Minister Shannon Phillips visits Triple M in Lethbridge
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Hometown proud.   Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips makes it her business to get to know her home town of Lethbridge by visiting the worksites, companies, employers, unions and workers who fuel the city’s economy.  On Friday, … Read More

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