Your Alberta Regional Council

The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers is the provincial body serving the members of four union locals:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1325 is the construction local for carpenters and scaffolders in the Northern Alberta jurisdiction, including Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, and all points in between.
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 2103 is the construction local for carpenters and scaffolders south of Ponoka, including the centres of Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 2010 is the province-wide industrial shop local, representing all-employee agreements in plants, factories, yards, and mines. Workers with companies such as ATCO StructuresTriple M Housing, precast plants, and even mining operations such as Graymont are represented by this local.
  • Millwrights Local 1460 represents millwrights, machinists, and welders and have an additional website with more information.

Members of each local elect their own executives, as well as electing delegates to the provincial body. Those delegates in turn elect the officers of the council, such as the Executive Secretary Treasurer, the lead officer of the provincial council.

International affiliation

The council and locals are also affiliated to the international United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) as part of the Canadian District, with its own vice-president and structure. The UBC represents more than 550,000 skilled workers in Canada and the U.S.

The UBC’s head office is in Washington, D.C., but members are sent for specialty trades, technology, and leadership training at the International Training Centre in Las Vegas. Third-year apprentices and journeymen members are encouraged to take part in the introductory leadership training offered at the centre several times annually.

In Alberta alone, the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers (ARCAAW) invests more than $3 million every year in training its members.

The Provincial Training and Administration Centre in Edmonton has more than 30,000 square feet of space dedicated to state-of-the-art carpentry, scaffolding and millwrighting training centres.

We work closely with other carpenter and millwright councils across Canada to share manpower, resources, improve training opportunities, and to ensure our members can get to work in other jurisdictions as determined by economic conditions.

Once you have been a member in good standing for six months – you may transfer to any other local union in Canada and the United States. Please note each council may have specific criteria for entry. Please check with your intended destination local before requesting transfer status in order to determine the work situation.

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