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Canada’s Building Trades Unions call on Federal Government to Support Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on considerable challenges to the Canadian economy. One of the areas that needs urgent support, is the oil and gas industry, specifically the offshore oil and…

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CBTU Wishes All Workers Happy Labour Day!

Sep 4, 2020

This Labour Day, on behalf of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, I want to thank the 600,000 skilled trades workers that belong to our 14 affiliated unions. From the onset of the…

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Labour Day Celebrates Agreement Between the Ottawa Hospital and the Building and Construction Trade Unions — Ottawa’s Newest Hospital Launches Next Phase of Development

Sep 3, 2020

OTTAWA — A historic partnership — between the Building and Construction Trade Unions of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec (BTC) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) — was struck in commemoration of…

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Update on Federal Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

Jul 8, 2020

The Federal Government today, released an economic and fiscal snapshot. You can find the full report here. The projected deficit for 2020-21 is expected to rise to $343.2 billion from the…

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Union Training and Innovation Program – Call for Proposals

Jul 8, 2020

The Federal Government has announced they are investing $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) and have launched two calls for proposals opening July 3,2020…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH PRIME MINISTER ON IMPORTANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND TO STIMULATE ECONOMY

Jun 23, 2020

Today, leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) participated in a call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to discuss the opportunities that exist to build apprenticeship capacity in the skilled trades;…

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CBTU Launches Virtual Indigenous Training for the Construction Industry

Jun 18, 2020

Ahead of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is pleased to announce the launch of Virtual Indigenous Training. Developed under the workforce development program, Build Together, this training…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS WELCOMES SEAN STRICKLAND AS CANADIAN DIRECTOR

Jun 11, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased to announce that Sean Strickland has joined the CBTU as the new Executive Director, effective July 6, 2020. “North America’s Building Trades Unions are…

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CBTU Launches Virtual Recruitment and Assessment Project for Unionized Construction Industry

Jun 8, 2020

– Future Skills Centre Announces Support for Project to Attract Underrepresented Groups to Unionized Construction – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the launch of the Virtual Recruitment and Assessment Project…

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS CONTRIBUTE $3 MILLION TO DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION TO FUND CELL THERAPY FOR COVID-19

May 6, 2020

The monumental contribution will support novel research on the use of stem cells to treat patients with severe COVID-19   WASHINGTON – May 6, 2020 – Today, The Diabetes Research Institute…

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