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CBTU Response to Federal Government’s Request for Comments on Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Jul 24, 2019

Recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) requested written comments from all interested parties on a proposal to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection…

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Happy Canada Day from Canada’s Building Trades Unions!

Jun 28, 2019

Each July 1st, Canadians across the country and around the world celebrate our history, culture and achievements. As the Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, I want to take this opportunity to…

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CBTU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day and Recommits to Honouring Truth and Reconciliation Report

Jun 21, 2019

In June 2009, the Government of Canada declared the month of June National Indigenous Month; prior to that, June 21 was designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Both provide an opportunity…

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MP Badawey introduces his Private Members Motion M-227 on the creation of a Federal Trades Strategy

Jun 13, 2019

Welland, ON – Today, Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, introduced his Private Member’s Motion M-227, which states: That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development,…

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CBTU 2019 Conference Website

Apr 28, 2019

To keep up to date and find more information on the 2019 CBTU Conference, check out the Conference website here:

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Mark April 28 as National Day of Mourning Call on Federal Government for National Registry of Asbestos

Apr 28, 2019

– CBTU call on Federal Government to continue work on Asbestos file, create national registry of Asbestos-contaminated buildings- Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) marked the National Day of Mourning with an…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Pleased with Government of Canada’s Continued Commitment to People in 2019 Budget

Mar 19, 2019

Funding announced to promote skilled trades as first-choice career option key to addressing skills shortage  Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) commends the Federal Government for their continued commitment to our priorities…

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Innovation on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2019

Each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) creates an opportunity to assess the progress women have made and the barriers that still exist to true equality within all aspects of our society….

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Thank Robert Blakely for Lifetime of Work

Mar 2, 2019

-Arlene Dunn named Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions- March 1, 2019 – We are pleased to congratulate Robert (Bob) Blakely, Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), on his upcoming…

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CBTU Launches Program to Increase Women in the Trades by 30 Per Cent

Feb 21, 2019

– Federal Government Provides Funding to Open Three Provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices – Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices…

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