Media Releases

Build Together Partners with LeanIn.Org

Nov 6, 2019

  Women continue to make up less than five per cent of the construction workforce. Build Together: Women of the Building Trades has made significant strides over the years to develop…

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Election 2019: Liberals form Minority Government

Oct 22, 2019

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who exercised your democratic right by getting to the polls and casting your ballot. I would also like to thank…

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CBTU Letter to Federal Leaders

Oct 15, 2019

On behalf of Building Trades members, we have sent a letter to leaders of the main political parties, to ask them where they stand and to support our members who build…

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Labour Day: WE COUNT!

Aug 30, 2019

For many, Labour Day marks the end of summer and, like the school bell signals back to routines and homework for kids, it’s also a good reminder of the important work…

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NB Building Trades Call for Inquiry on Caraquet Shipyard

Aug 28, 2019

The New Brunswick Building Trades Unions are perplexed by Groupe Ocean’s claim that there is a shortage of qualified Electricians in the Province of New Brunswick. Further, using this as justification…

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TODAY: Building Safer Trades Initiative Launches

Aug 28, 2019

Building Safer Trades in Saskatchewan: New, Free Training Program Breaks Down Barriers for Indigenous Youth – Saskatchewan Building Trades and Saskatchewan Safety Council team up to provide free practical safety training…

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Canadian Building Trades call on Federal Government to develop new industrial strategies

Aug 22, 2019

(Français) Canada’s Building Trades Unions proudly recruit, train and support over half a million skilled trades workers across Canada.

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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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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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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Statement on Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2018

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) across the country will host and participate in a number of ceremonies honouring Remembrance Day. “November 11 provides us as Canadians, a reminder to thank those…

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