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Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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The National Voice.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

Officially CBTU is the Canadian Office of the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). We work closely with our American counterparts to coordinate and support the work of our affiliates.

We are also active in the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), which works to ensure decent pay and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment for more than 12 million members of 56 unions throughout North America.

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Our Mission.

Our mission is to represent all workers in the building, construction, fabrication and maintenance industry and support their efforts to improve their working conditions and quality of life. In pursuit of our goals we continuously seek to build our workforce and strengthen our industry.

We build our workforce by fostering pride, performance, and professionalism in the trades, and by supporting training that prepares our members for life-long career opportunities. We also strive to ensure that the construction industry offers the most financially satisfying and personally rewarding career path open to young Canadians.

We strengthen our industry by providing solutions that meet the challenges of our changing, energy-conscious world, and by delivering unmatched value for contractors and owners—proving that developing a partnership with Canada’s Building Trades Unions is the best investment they will ever make.

Our Affiliates

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

This international association, usually referred to simply as Ironworkers, was founded in 1896 and represents more than

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

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers represents 12,000 skilled tradespeople in Canada, providing service to more than 33

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

The IBEW has been active for over 100 years and represents more than 675,000 electrical workers in

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

The BAC has more than 40 locals in the U.S. and Canada. Members of BAC include tile

Provincial Councils

CBTU’s provincial councils represent members’ interests in every jurisdiction across the country. These councils strive to improve provincial labour laws and educational standards and help to coordinate the activities of local offices.

Building Trades of Alberta

 

11635-160th Street,

 

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3Z3

 

Phone: (780) 421-9400

 

tparker@bta.ca

 

www.bta.ca

Mr. Terry Parker, Executive Director

Mr. Ian Robb, Chairman

Mr. Keith Stevenson, Secretary-Treasurer

Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council

1111 Osler Street

Regina, SK  S4R 8R4

Phone: (306) 359-0006

www.saskbuildingtrades.com

Mr. Dion Malakoff, Executive Director

Mr. Mike Skyrypnyk, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Wayne Worrall Jr., President

Manitoba Building and Construction Trades Council

1-225 McPhillips Street

Winnipeg, MB  R3E 2K3

Phone: (204) 956-7425

Twitter: @MBTCouncil

ssandhu@mbtrades.ca

www.mbtrades.ca

Mr. Sudhir Sandhu, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Russ Shewchuk, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Marc Lafond, President

Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

75 International Boulevard, Suite 401

Rexdale, ON  M9W 6L9

Phone: (416) 679-8887

patrick@ontariobuildingtrades.com

www.ontariobuildingtrades.com

Mr. Patrick Dillon, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. James Hogarth, President

Québec Provincial Building Trades Council

7955 boulevard Louis-H Lafontaine

Anjou, QC  H1K 0H7

Phone: (514) 723-6555

michel.trepanier@cpqmci.org

www.cpqmci.org

Mr. Patrick Bérubé, Executive Director

Mr. Michel Trépanier, President

Mr. Sylvain Morisette, Secretary-Treasurer

Saint John Building and Construction Trades Council

26 Kiwanis Court

Fredericton, NB  E2K 4L2

Phone: (506) 635-1221

jeanmarc@ibew502.ca

Mr. Jean-Marc Ringuette (IBEW), Business Manager

P.E.I. Building and Construction Trades Council

594 Capital Drive

Cornwall, PE

C0A 1H8

Phone: (902) 894-5404

ua721@bellaliant.com

Mr. Gerry MacDonald, President

New Brunswick Building Trades Council

26 Kiwanis Court

Saint John, NB  E2K 4L2

Phone: (506) 635-1221

jeanmarc@ibew502.ca

Mr. Jean-Marc Ringuette, President

Mr. Denny Vautour, Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. David Mowbray, Vice-President

Trades NL: Building and Construction Trades of NL 

80 Mews Place

St. John’s, NL  A1B 4N2

Phone: (709) 726-4560

dking@tradesnl.com

www.nlbtc.com

Mr. Darin King, Executive Director

Mr. John Leonard, President

Nova Scotia does not have a provincial council. There are two local councils in the province:

Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council

24 Lakeside Park Drive, Suite 101

Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1

Phone: (902) 450-1012

brad@mainlandbuildingtrades.ca

Mr. Brad Smith, Executive Director

Cape Breton Building Trades Council

238 Vulcan Avenue

Sydney, NS  B1P 5X2

Phone: (902) 539-2661

buildingtrades@ns.sympatico.ca

Mr. Jack Wall, President

Local Councils

Whitehorse & District Building Trades Council

106 Strickland Street, Suite 104

Whitehorse, YK  Y1A 2J5

Phone: (867) 335-6582

marcgagnerlocal310@hotmail.com

Mr. Marc Gagner, President

Vancouver Island Building Trades Council (also home to UA Local 324)

919 Esquimalt Road

Victoria, BC V9A 3M7

Phone: (250) 388-7374 (B)

admin@ibew230.org

Mr. Philip Venoit (IBEW), President

Mr. Jason Pedersen (SMWIA), Secretary-Treasurer

BC Building Trades Council

# 207-88-10th Street

New Westminster, BC  V3M 6H8

Phone: (778) 397-2220

bcytbctc@bcbuildingtrades.org

Mr. Josh Towsley (IUOE), President

Mr. Richard Mangelsdorf (SMART), Secretary-Treasurer

Kamloops-Revelstoke-Okanagan Building Trades Council

Contact BC Building Trades

Prince George Building and Construction Trades Council

Contact BC Building Trades

Kootenay Building and Construction Trades Council

Contact BC Building Trades

FRASER VALLEY LABOUR COUNCIL

#202 – 9292 200th Street, Langley, BC V1M 3A6 604-341-6382

Brian Harder, President www.fvlc.ca

NEW WESTMINSTER & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL

#105 – 3920 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K7 604-291-9306

Lori Mayhew, President Fax 604-291-0996

Carolyn Rice, Secretary-Treasurer nwdlc@shawcable.com

Alberta (& Northwest Territories District of MacKenzie) Building Trades Council

11635-160 Street

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3Z3

Phone: (780) 421-9400

Mr. Terry Parker, Executive Director

Mr. Ian Robb, Chairman

Mr. Keith Stevenson, Financial Secretary Treasurer

Northern Alberta Building Trades Council

11635-160 Street

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3Z3

Phone: (780) 421-9400

Robert.taylor@local488.ca

Mr. Robert Taylor, President

Mr. Scott McBride, Secretary-Treasurer

Southern Alberta Building Trades Council

c/o Building Trades of Alberta

11635-160 Street

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3Z3

Phone: (403) 279-9500

bpayne@albertacarpenters.com

Mr. Bruce Payne, President

Mr. Steve Satter, Vice President

Mr. Bryan Rooney, Recording Secretary-Treasurer

Hamilton Brantford Building Trades Council

1104 Fennell Avenue E., Suite 213

Hamilton, ON  L8T 1R9

Phone: (905) 870-4003

mark@hbbt.ca

Mr. Mark Ellerker, Business Manager / Secretary-Treasurer

Sarnia Building Trades Council

1151 Confederation Street

Sarnia, ON  N7S 3Y5

Phone: (519) 344-4680

sarniabldg@gmail.com

Mr. John Swart, President

Duncan McIntosh, Secretary-Treasurer

Quinte-St. Lawrence Building Trades Council

1724 Bath Road, Unit 207

Kingston, ON  K7M 4Y2

Phone: (613) 384-2269

steve@smwia269.com

Mr. Steve Cronkright, President

Essex & Kent Building Trades Council

1695 Gladstone Ave

Windsor, ON  N8W 2N2

Phone: (519) 945-0500

mike@smw235.com

Mr. Michael Mahon (SM), President

Kevin Elliott, Secretary-Treasurer

Unionized Building and Construction Trades Council of Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec

1178 Rainbow Street,

Ottawa, ON  K1J 6X7

Office: (613) 741-5664

Cell: (613) 558-6575 ON  K1J 6X7

Mr. Richard Hayter, Director Community Relations

buildingtradescouncil@sympatico.ca

Mr. John Bourke/IBEW, President

john@ibew586.org

London Building Trades Council

56 Firestone Boulevard

London, ON  N5W 1Z4

Phone: (519) 455-8083

jmackinnon@liuna1059.ca

Mr. Jim MacKinnon (LIUNA), President

Mr. Marty Taylor (T), Secretary-Treasurer

Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin & Grey Building Trades Council

55 Northfield Drive E., Suite 172

Waterloo, ON  N2K 3T6

Phone: (519) 503-2347

greg@yourlocaltrades.ca

Mr. Greg Bobier, Business Manager

Northwestern Ontario Building Trades Council

915 Alloy Drive

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5Z8

Phone: (807) 345-8151

local759@tbaytel.net

Mr. Wayne Thibeault, President (IW)

Mr. Glen Drewes (IBEW), Secretary-Treasurer

Northeastern Ontario Building Trades Council

469 Bouchard Street, Suite 207

Sudbury, ON  P3E 2K8

Phone: (705) 522-4140

bacuf.rocca@bellnet.ca

Mr. Franco Rocca, Secretary-Treasurer, Financial Treasurer

Mr. Tom Cardinal (Carpenters), President

Sault Ste. Marie Building Trades Council

165 Northern Ave. E.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6B 4H8

Phone: (705) 759-4799

nick.warus@ualocal800.com

Mr. Nick Warus (UA), President

Mr. Bob Turpin (OE), Secretary-Treasurer

Central Ontario Building Trades Council

2088 Weston Road

Weston, ON  M9N 1X4

Phone: (416) 449-5115 ex. 223

j.stjohn@cobtrades.com

Mr. James St. John (IW), Business Manager

Mr. Steve Martin (IBEW), Treasurer

Mr. Sean McCormick (IUEC), President

Niagara & Haldimand Building Trades Council

69 Eastchester Avenue, Unit #1

St. Catherines, ON  L2P 2X6

Phone: (905) 354-6474

msinclair@millwrightont.com

Mr. Mich Sinclair (MIL), Financial Secretary

Mr. Mark Cherney (IBEW), President

Trois-Rivières Building Trades Council

(Please send all communication through Provincial Council)

Montréal Building Trades Council

(Please send all communication through Provincial Council)

Sorel Building and Construction Trades Council

(Please send all communication through Provincial Council)

Saint John Building and Construction Trades Council

26 Kiwanis Court

Fredericton, NB  E2K 4L2

Phone: (506) 635-1221

jeanmarc@ibew502.ca

Mr. Jean-Marc Ringuette (IBEW), Business Manager

Cape Breton Island Building Trades Council

238 Vulcan Avenue

Sydney, NS  B1P 5X2

Phone: (902) 539-2661

buildingtrades@ns.sympatico.ca

Mr. Jack Wall (SM), President

Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council

24 Lakeside Park Drive, Suite 101

Lakeside, NS B3T 1L1

Phone: (902) 450-1012

brad@mainlandbuildingtrades.ca

Mr. Brad Smith, Executive Director

Mr. Jonathan Gaul, President

Our Team

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

Sean Strickland

Executive Director

Kate Walsh

Director of Communications

Kevin Lawlor

Senior Policy Analyst, MA

Lindsay Amundsen

Director of Workforce Development

2021 – Canadian Building Trades Executive Board

Canada’s Building Trades Union

Sean Strickland
Director
72 Chamberlain Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K1S 1V9
Tel: 613-236-0653
Fax: 613-230-5138

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers


Paul Faulkner                                                              
Vice President, Eastern Canada                                    
426 Rue Joliboise
Lavalttie, QC
J5T 1X2                                                                        
Tel: 450-586-0706
Fax : 450-935-0709

International Union of Operating Engineers

Lionel Railton
Regional Canadian Director
350 Sparks Street, Suite 1102
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7S8
Tel:613-567-5544
Fax:613-567-5577

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

Kevin Bryenton
Executive Director of Canadian Affairs
1434 Chemong Road N. Unit 12-13
Peterborough, ON
K9J 6X2
Tel: 705-748-3099
Fax: 705-748-3028

Labourers’ International Union of North America

Joseph Mancinelli
Vice President
44 Hughson Street, South
Hamilton, ON L8N 2A7                                                     
Tel: 905-522-7177
Fax: 905-522-9310

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Robert Kucheran
General Vice President
1430 Osprey Drive
Ancaster, ON
L9G 4V5                                                        
Tel: 905-304-0001
Fax: 905-304-3389

Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers

Chris Paswisty
Director of Canadian Affairs
835 Westney Rd, S, Unit 4
Ajax, ON L1S 3M4
Tel: 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

Terry Snooks
Director of Canadian Affairs
442 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0R8
Tel: 613-565-1100
Fax: 613-565-1200

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Gary Kitchen
Construction Director
2525 Annie Street
Windsor, ON
N8T 3K8
Tel: 519-944-9880

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

Chris Feller
Vice President
12309-Industrial Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3V 3S4
Tel: 604-585-9198
Fax: 604-585-9194

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

Arnie Stadnick
International Vice President
#204, 10059 – 118 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5K0B9
Tel : 780-999-3573
Fax : 780-489 -3043

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Craig Strudwick
Regional Director of Canada
2100 Thurston Drive, Unit #3
Ottawa, ON
K1G 4K8                                                                     
Tel: 613-739-5944
Fax: 613-739-5945

United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Jason Rowe
Vice President, Canada
87 Cole Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2L 1J3
Tel: 204-954-7646
Fax: 204-774-6811

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Tom Reid
International Vice President                                       
1450 Meyerside Drive, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON
L5T 2N5
Tel : 905-564-5441
Fax : 905-564-8114

International Union of Elevator Constructors

Ben McIntyre
National Organizer
29 Woodland Estate Rd.
Campbellford, ON
K0L 1L0
Tel : 416-678-5856

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