Trade Unions

Researching employment opportunities or apprenticeships can be quick and easy by contacting the Local Trade Unions. We encourage members to find out if they need a grade 12 diploma or GED to apply for an apprenticeship opportunity. Many Trade Locals have on-site training facility which is a great way to build on your existing skills. Knowledge is the key to opening doors to better opportunities and we encourage members who would like to work in the trades to contact the trade unions today.

Every year, hundreds of young men and women enter the skilled trades. They become part of a training system that has been in place for centuries - apprenticeship. The approach of combining hands-on experience and mentoring by skilled tradespeople is still as valid today as it was at the start of the last millenium.

Our affiliates have strived to develop a complete training agenda for the construction industry, in trades that start with the excavation of the site and continue till the final coat of paint. We have built on a commitment from unionized contractors to support apprenticeship both on the job and in state of the art training centres. Where once our industry needed to look overseas to fill its manpower needs, today every trade is reaching out to young people in the community to get involved.

A key element in our success is a network of training centres throughout the GTA. They are unique in the fact that they are funded in large part by an hourly contribution by the working members and union contractors.

Training for the new millenium. It's the unions commitment to a healthy construction industry.

Below is a listing of all our affiliated training centres and their contacts.

Asbestos Workers Local 95
120 Amber St
Markham, On L3R 3A3
Tel: 905-944-0110
Fax: 905-944-1065
Toll: 1-800-268-3396
Contact: Doug Magee

Boilermakers Local 128
1035 Sutton Dr.
Burlington, On L7L 5Z8
Tel: 905-332-8109
Fax: 905-332-1094
Contact: Jim Tinney

Electrical Workers Local 353
1377 Lawrence Ave E
North York, On M3A 3P8
Tel: 416-510-3530
Fax: 416-510-3531
Contact: Lee Caprio

Labourers Local 506
1600 Major MacKenzie Dr E
Richmond Hill, On L4S 1P4
Tel: 905-883-4268
Contact: Jack McLaren
Elevator Constructors Local 50
421 Nugget Ave #6
Scarborough, On M1S 4L8
Tel: 416-754-2424
Fax: 416-754-3183
Contact: Sean McCormik

Ontario Masonry Training
Centre (Bricklayers)

360 Superior Blvd
Mississauga, On L5T 2N7
Tel: 905-564-6622
Fax: 905-564-5744
Contact: Don Affield

Terazzo Tile & Marble
30 Capstan Gate #4/5
Concord, On L4K 3E8
Tel: 905-660-5094
Contact: Jack Crepinseck

Ironworkers Local 721
909 Kipling Ave
Etobicoke, On M8Z 5M3
Tel: 416-236-4026
Fax: 416-232-9565
Contact: Clint Knowlton
Plumbers & Steamfitters
Local 599

295 Edgehill Dr, PO Box 613
Barrie, On L4M 4V1
Tel: 705-722-3006
Fax: 705-722-0754
Contact: Dennis Carter
Plumbers & Steamfitters
Local 463

26 Caristrap St #3
Bowmanville, On L1C 3Y7
Tel: 905-623-1666
Fax: 905-623-8735
Contact: Larry Cann

Plumbers & Steamfitters
Local 46

936 Warden Ave
Scarborough, On M1L 4C9
Tel: 416-759-9351
Fax: 416-759-7346
Contact: Vince Kacaba

Sheet Metal Workers
& Roofers Local 30

14 Cosentino Dr
Scarborough, On M1P 3A2
Tel: 416-299-7260
Fax: 416-299-7734
Sheet Metal Workers
Local 285

234 Atwell Dr.
Etobicoke, On M9W 5A3
Tel: 416-249-9626
Contact: Angelo Bozzato
Sprinkler Fitters Local 853
60 Shields Crt
Markham, On L3R 9T5
Tel: 905-477-6022
Fax: 416-498-5141
Contact: Ted Ryan
Refrigeration Workers
Local 787

419 Deerhurst Dr
Brampton, On L6T 5K3
Tel: 905-790-1019
Fax: 905-790-1022
Toll: 1-800-387-9121
Contact: Shane McCarthy

I.U.P.A.T. District Council 46
(Locals 557 Painters, 1630 Sign
Installation, 1819 Glaziers, 1891 Tapers)

130 Toro Rd
North York, On M3J 3M9
Tel: 416-630-9604
Fax: 416-630-3400
Toll: 1-800-668-1823
Contact: Mike Carter