BUILDING JOBS FOR TOMORROW: Canada’s Building Trades Unions annual conference brings together Federal Ministers, business and labour leaders

The much-anticipated conference returns May 8-10, 2023 in Gatineau, Quebec

Ottawa, ON – May 2, 2023 – Hundreds of building trades leaders from across Canada will gather at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau next week (May 8-10) for Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ (CBTU) annual conference, themed Building Jobs for Tomorrow.  

The Conference features:

  • CBTU’s Annual Distinction Awards
  • Interactive workshops focused on major projects in both Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and Hydrogen
  • Plenary speeches from government, labour, industry and business leaders on how Canada’s skilled trades workforce is poised to build a net-zero economy, and increase opportunities for equity-deserving groups in the construction industry  

What:              CBTU Annual Conference – ‘Building Jobs for Tomorrow’ 

When:             May 8-10, 2023

Who:               Federal elected officials

Colin Guldimann, Senior Economist, RBC Wealth Management

Johanne Senecal, Vice President of Sustainability, External Relations, and Indigenous Affairs, CAPP

Michele E. Harradence, Senior Vice President and President, Gas Distribution, Enbridge

Richard Horrobin, Vice-President Business Development & Energy Innovation, Bruce Power

Brett Plummer, Chief Nuclear Officer and Vice President Nuclear, NB Power

Gary Rose, Vice President New Nuclear Growth, OPG

Shannon Joseph, Executive Director, Energy for a Secure Future

Kendall Dilling, President, Pathways Alliance

Trent Vichie, CEO, EverWind Fuels

Ehren Corey, Infrastructure Bank of Canada

Keynote speaker: Peter Mansbridge, former Chief Correspondent

Where:            Hilton Lac-Leamy, 3 Bd du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec

For more information, to book interviews and request media accreditation, please reach out to Taylor Jantzi (


About CBTU 

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are an alliance of 14 international unions in the construction, maintenance and fabrication industries that collectively represent 600,000 skilled trades workers in Canada. Each year, our unions and our signatory contractor partners invest over $300 million in private sector money to fund and operate over 195 apprenticeship training and education facilities across Canada that produce the safest, most highly trained and productive skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world. Canada’s Building Trades Unions represent members who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations and generate six per cent of Canada’s GDP. For more information, go to

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