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CBTU Supports Capital Gains Inclusion Rate Changes to Help Fund Critical Programs for Canadian Workers

June 10, 2024, Ottawa – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are voicing their support for the federal government’s changes to the capital gains tax inclusion rate, which was previously announced, and will be voted on by the House of Commons this week. The proposed change to the tax code will help fund important programs for the

CBTU Celebrates Significant Wins for Workers as Anti-Scab, and Prevailing Wage Legislation Heads to the Senate

Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Building Trades Unions is celebrating significant progress for Canadian skilled trades workers this week as Bills C-58 and C-59 were passed by the House of Commons and head to the Senate. Bill C-58 bans the use of replacement workers in federally regulated sectors, and Bill C-59 introduces game-changing Investment Tax Credits,

$5.5 Million in Funding Awarded for Skilled Trades Workforce Development as CBTU, SkillPlan, Future Skills Centre, Magnet, SRDC gather in Kelowna

Kelowna, BC – Today, the Hon. Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages of Canada joined leaders from Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Provincial Building Trades Councils, and workforce development partners SkillPlan, Future Skills Centre, Magnet, and SRDC to announce $5.5 million in investments supporting apprenticeships, and national-scale recruitment, assessment, and training to

CBTU Statement on Canada’s Day of Mourning

APRIL 28th, 2024, Ottawa — The executive director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Sean Strickland, has issued a statement for Canada’s Day of Mourning urging workers and employers in the construction sector to “reflect upon our collective purpose, remember, acknowledge and offer our thoughts to those who have been injured, fallen ill or lost their

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