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. 

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

Extreme scaffolding
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Red Bull Crashed Ice takes over Edmonton and Local 1325 was there.   The snow has long-since melted, but the memories from the 2018 Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Edmonton definitely remain. If you’re unfamiliar with the world-touring winter … Read More

Rocking the house for Wounded Warriors
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Saturday, March 10th, sixteen teams of four grabbed their brooms and headed out on the ice at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club for a great day filled with friendly competition and plenty of camaraderie. “It’s serious fun,” … Read More

Building on a long, successful career
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You can accomplish a lot in 38 years. Just ask Local 2010 member Dennis Kramps. During his career at ATCO, Dennis helped build thousands of trailers and kitchens for work camps, served as shop foreman, worked as shipper/receiver, and drove … Read More

Local 2103 and 1325 Family Picnics scheduled for August 12
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Local 2103 and Local 1325 Family Picnics set for Sunday, August 12th – Register your family today! Please remember to call us to get on the list – we need exact numbers! Thanks in advance. Register yourself and immediate family … Read More

Applications Available Now for the 2018 Robert J. Provencher Bursary!
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Sending the kids off to college this fall? Local 1325 might be able to help. Apply for our bursary by August 31st! The Robert J. Provencher Bursary is available to dependents of Local 1325 members who are enrolling in a … Read More

Pulling Together for #TeamAngie
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When Times Get Tough, the Tough Pull Together  On May 15, 2017, Angela Entz’s life changed forever. While working on the wall systems at Triple M Housing in Lethbridge, the roofing jig system failed and the steel frame collapsed onto … Read More

Recruitment & Orientations
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This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of the Hardhat. Two September orientations at the Aluma branch office in Fort McMurray attracted 60 new and transferring members living in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as well as a … Read More

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