Media Releases

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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Saskatchewan Contractors and Building Trades team up to promote Diversity and Inclusion

Nov 9, 2018

– Inclusion Manager appointed to expand Build Together Initiative – Regina, SK –Lyle Daniels is no stranger to overcoming barriers, and his new position as Inclusion Manager for Build Together Saskatchewan…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Congratulate the Federal Government on USMCA

Oct 22, 2018

The Government of Canada has negotiated hard and struck a deal that’s good for Canadian workers in the renegotiated United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada’s Building Trades Unions…

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Canada Completes Long Road to Asbestos Ban Regulation: Pivotal to halt use in products, stop exposure

Oct 19, 2018

The use of asbestos and asbestos containing products will no longer be permitted in Canada as of December 30, 2018 under regulations passed today by the Canadian government. Canada now joins…

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Prime Minister Met with Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions to Talk Infrastructure and Apprenticeships

Oct 16, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Patty Hajdu and Parliamentary Secretary Rodger Cuzner to discuss issues that matter most to…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Applaud First Responders at Irving Oil Incident

Oct 10, 2018

Over the weekend, a fire stemming from an explosion occurred at the Irving Oil Refinery, sending some workers to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Canada’s Building Trades Unions wish those workers who…

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