UBC is the 550,000-strong North American union to which unionized carpenters, millwrights, scaffolders and allied workers in Alberta belong.

ACTIMS’ goal is to ensure that the owner stakeholder’s turnarounds and ongoing maintenance projects are fully staffed with skilled, qualified, experienced, professional trades people.

Local 1460 represents more than 1,000 millwrights throughout Alberta.

Our ACTC staff and one of Canada’s finest training centres are ready to help you improve your skills, and become more employable!

Our unionized construction company partners. A source of CLR Agreements with many trades.

All you need to know about learning a trade in Alberta.

The WCB is a not-for-profit organization legislated to administer the workers compensation system for the province which provides compensation for workplace injuries and occupational diseases to Alberta Workers.

Edmonton’s HFH always appreciates volunteers who can help it provide decent, affordable housing for deserving families who need a helping hand.

Source of lots of Best Practices guidelines

The Alberta Labour Relations Board (LRB) is an independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta’s labour laws. The LRB administers the Labour Relations Code which applies to most unionized employees in the province.

Wages, hours of work, overtime, vacation pay, holidays, etc.

CBCT promotes the interests of construction union members on a national basis.

Eligibility, benefits and many other answers about Employment Insurance.

The Alberta Blue Seal certifies that you have business competencies. Great for upward career planning! Program available throughout the province.

Detailed legislation governing worker safety in Alberta.

Connect with us to say you’re interested in a career as a scaffolder, carpenter, roofer, ISM technician, shop worker, etc. Mostly for those with experience and apprenticeship or journeyman status. Tell your pipe trade friends (fitters, welders, plumbers, HVACers!

Building Trades of Alberta represents about 50,000 unionized construction workers in Alberta. It promotes union interests with government, the general public and with the construction industry.

A good site for the oil industry’s ‘take’ on the oil sands industry’s challenges.


Registration/Login page for the RSAP site


Working with industrial maintenance contracting firms, the committee negotiates and administers multi-craft collective agreements covering maintenance work at many Canadian major resource and industrial facilities.

A total gem of a site! Great photos, timelines and oral interviews about the development of labour over the decades.

For kids. Helps them understand the meaning and importance of labour unions.

Parkland Institute is a non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. The Institute studies economic, social, cultural and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy.

Independent, non-profit organization promoting research on economic and social policy issues from a progressive point of view.

Canada’s largest democratic organization (3 million strong!)

Change To Win is a coalition of unions representing 50 million workers. It seeks to prevent the outsourcing of unionized jobs.

A handy site that’ll help make conversions quick. Wnte a value in one box, then simply click ‘Calculate’.

A program co-sponsored by ARCCAW, aimed at encouraging aboriginal Albertans to enter trades careers.

This site is a good start in a search for information and further contacts qith regard to mesothelioma, a form of cancer related to asbestos.