International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers

ironworkersMembers of the Iron Workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings and on bridges, dams, skyscrapers, factories and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding for metal decking.

Canadian Headquarters:
8-205 Chatelain Drive
St-Albert,AB  T8N 5A4
Phone: (780)459-4498
cell: (780) 405-4782


International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

InsulatorsMembers of this union apply insulation to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal control of temperatures. The responsibilities of these mechanics, improvers and apprentices also include the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, molding, erection, spraying, pouring, mixing, hanging, preparation, application, adjusting, alteration, repairing, dismantling, reconditioning, corrosive control, testing and maintenance of heat or frost insulation. Workers also handle insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate and urethane. Asbestos workers also do removal of asbestos containing material.

Canadian Headquarters:
72 Blue Mountain Drive, RRA
Hannon, ON  L0R 1P0
Phone : (905) 692-6626
Fax : (905) 692-6627


International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

BoilermakersThe Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, repair and related industries. Boilermakers build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications among other things. These skilled workers often use acetylene torches, power grinders and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting. It’s hard work, and heavy lifting and dedication to the craft is required.

The Boilermakers union consists of 63 local lodges, 1 district lodge, and 1 national lodge.

Canadian Headquarters:
#204, 10059 – 118 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 0B9
Phone: (780) 418-0322
Fax: (780) 418-0326


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

electricalThe IBEW represents workers in the electrical industry including construction, gas and electric utilities, telecommunications, railroads and government agencies. Construction and residential electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry. Their worksites ranges from single-family residences to state-of- the-art industrial plants. Inside wire workers may install and maintain conduits, switches and converters, as well as wire lighting, to complex systems incorporating computerization and high technology. Electricians work in the electric sign industry and increasingly perform more work in the installation of fiber optics and voice/data/video equipment.

Canadian Headquarters:
1450 Meyerside Drive Suite 301
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2N5
Phone: (905) 564-5441
Fax: (905) 564-8114


International Brotherhood of Teamsters

teamstersThe Teamsters represent 1.4 million working men and women in virtually every occupation throughout the United States and Canada – including many in the construction industry.

Two-thirds of Teamsters members work in one of five divisions: Warehouse, Parcel, Freight, Public Employees and Industrial Trades. The Public Employees sector is the union’s fastest-growing division.

Teamsters members are also spread out geographically. The largest concentrations of Teamsters are in the regions in the Central and Eastern states.

Canadian Headquarters:
c/o Local Union #362
1200 A – 58th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2C9
Phone: (403) 259-4608
Fax: (403) 255-9616



International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

bricklayersBAC represents all skilled trowel trades workers, including bricklayers, tile setters, plasterers, cement masons, marble masons, restoration workers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers. Their work can be seen on many buildings, homes, stadiums, monuments and landmarks throughout the United States and Canada.

BAC craftworkers routinely demonstrate their talents at trade shows, Union Industries Shows, and apprentice contests. Members belong to roughly 155 Locals in the United States and Canada.

Canadian Headquarters:
2100 Thurston Drive, Unit #3
Ottawa, ON  K1G 4K8
Phone: (613) 739-5944
Fax: (613) 739-5945


International Union of Elevator Constructors

elevatorThe IUEC represent the most qualified and trained elevator constructors in the world. Members assemble, install and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and similar equipment in new and old buildings. Elevator constructors also maintain and repair this equipment once it is in service, as well as modernize older equipment.

Canadian Headquarters:
400 Westney Rd. South
Ajax, ON  L1S 6M6
Phone: (416) 754-2424
Fax: (905) 686-7355


International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

PaintersIUPAT members work in one or more of several crafts: painting, wallpaper hanging, glazing (glass work), drywall and taping, floor covering, and sign and display work.

Painters and paperhangers work in industrial, commercial and residential settings, from bridges and ships to interior walls of office buildings and homes. Drywall finishers tape, fill in and smooth seams in sheets of drywall. Glaziers prepare and install various kinds of glass, mirrors, metal framing and doors/entrances to buildings. Floor coverers work with resilient floors, as well as carpet and decorative coverings. Exterior sign and display work, like billboards, is another choice. Other types of work are convention display and show decorators.

Canadian Headquarters:
1430 Osprey Drive
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 4V5
Phone: (905) 304-0001
Fax: (905) 304-3389


Laborers’ International Union of North America

Liuna2LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

LIUNA members are on the forefront of the construction industry – a sector that is a powerhouse of 12 million workers producing 5 percent of our countries’ economic output.

Canadian Headquarters:
44 Hughson Street, South
Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 2A7
Phone: (905) 522-7177
Fax: (905) 522-9310


Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada

CementOPCMIA members represent skilled plasterers, cement masons, shophands and associated members. Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings, apply plaster on masonry, metal, wirelath or gypsum.

Bridges, canals, dams, reservoirs, roads and many other engineering feats would be impossible without the skills of OPCMIA cement masons. Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction.

OPCMIA members belong to 100 local unions, 4 district councils, 17 state conferences, and 3 provincial conferences.

11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 700
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Phone: (301) 623-1000
Fax: (301) 623-1239


United Brotherhood of Carpenters

UBC-LOGO-COLOR-PANTONEThe United Brotherhood of Carpenters is North America’s largest building-trades union, with more than a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries.

Its missions–recruiting new members and training all members–build on the union’s nearly 130-year history of improving lives through hard work, education, and solidarity.

We recognize that for the union to remain strong, our signatory contractors need to succeed in today’s highly competitive marketplace. They do that with workers committed to safety, productivity, and the proud legacy of our Brotherhood.

Canadian Headquarters:
5799 Yonge Street Suite 807
Willowdale, Ontario  M2M 3V3
Phone: (416) 225-8885
Fax: (416) 225-5390


Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association

SheetMetalSMWIA members work in several industries. Sheet metal workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting, and air conditioning systems; blowpipe and industrial systems; metal roofing; coping and flashing; and stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs. Members also provide HVAC/R service.

Canadian Headquarters:
835 Westnet Rd., S, Unit 4
Ajax, ON  L1S 3M4
Phone: (905) 427-8725
Fax: (905) 427-7019


United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada

UA_Logo_Canada-tmUA is a multi-craft union that represents plumbers and pipe, sprinkler, and refrigerator fitters, as well as service technicians. All of these jobs require the installation, remodeling or maintenance of systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. Workers measure, cut, and bend pipe, as well as weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.

Canadian Headquarters:
422 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0R8
Phone: (613) 565-1100
Fax: (613) 565-1200

International Union of Operating Engineers

operatingThe International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries. IUOE also represents nurses and other health industry workers, a significant number of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations, as well as a number of job classifications in the petrochemical industry.

Canadian Headquarters:
Suite 1102,350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8
Phone: (613) 567-5544
Fax: (613) 567-5577