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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

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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.

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Sean Strickland

Executive Director

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Kate Walsh

Director of Communications

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Kevin Lawlor

Senior Policy Analyst, MA

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Lindsay Amundsen

Director of Workforce Development

Building Connections

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