Building the future
of Vancouver Island


IBEW Local 230 -

The objects contained in the Constitution of the I.B.E.W. are:

  • To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions
  • To promote reasonable methods of work
  • To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry
  • To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible)
  • To assist each other in sickness or distress
  • To secure employment
  • To reduce the hours of daily labour
  • To secure adequate pay for our work
  • To seek a higher and higher standard of living
  • To seek security for the individual

And by legal and proper means, to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.

Labourers Union Local 1611 -

Local 1611 has over 6,000 members in various sectors. Our members are a diverse group of skilled individuals working on British Columbia’s most influential projects, some of which have included: the Kitimat Modernization Project, all BC Hydro Electric Dams, Sea-to-Sky Highway Phase 1 & 2 and the Vancouver Island Highway.

The Finishing Trades Union DC38 -

As a trade union with almost 125 years of experience, DC38 has a long history of protecting the rights of its members. DC38 represents and strives to train the highest-skilled tradespeople in British Columbia, assisting Union Contractors to safely sell quality.

The key to their continued success is pre-job safety training, a well-rounded apprenticeship, and continuous upgrading at their training facility the Finishing Trades Institute of BC. With their most recent addition of 14,000 square feet of shared space, the FTI BC now boasts over 40,000 square feet of total training space.

Plumbing and Pipefitting UA Local 324 -

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 326,000 highly-skilled United Association members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America.

The UA boasts the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, organized instructor training, and certification programs.

Sheet Metals Workers International Association Local 276 -

The membership of Local 276 consists of highly trained men and women applying their skills in the Sheet Metal and Roofing Industries on Vancouver Island. The very diverse nature of these trades in the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional, Shipbuilding and Residential sectors along with ever changing technologies require their members to be dedicated to their craft. Local 276 ensures that a well trained and versatile work force is available to meet the needs of the customer on any construction or fabrication project.

Move Up -

MoveUP represents more than 12,000 union members at public and private sector companies in Western Canada.

MoveUp is Local 378 of the COPE National Union, which represents over 30,000 members, and are affiliated with the BC Federation of Labour, the Canadian Labour Congress, and provincial labour councils. They are also affiliated with UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union through their national union.

UA Local 170 -

The United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & PipeFitting Industry of the US & Canada, Local 170 represents approximately 4,000 apprentices and journeypersons in British Columbia working in the Red Seal trades of: Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Sprinkler-fitter, Gasfitter A and B, Instrumentation & Control Technicians, and Welders.

Teamster Local 213 -

Teamsters Local 213 makes sure that the workers at a job site can negotiate on a more equal footing with employers. They make sure that the collective agreements that are agreed to by both sides are followed. All workers deserve to go to work feeling respected and earning decent wages to support themselves and their families.

Insulators Local 118 -

Local 118 has been helping our members find jobs, defend their rights and advance their interests for over 50 years. Education and safety training have ensured that members remain at the top of their field. Heat and Frost Insulators in BC are industry leaders in building green, energy-efficient buildings to the highest standards.

Carpenters Local 1598 -

The objectives of the United Brotherhood are:

  • to organize workers,
  • to encourage an apprenticeship system and a higher standard of skill,
  • to develop, improve, and enforce the program and standards of occupational safety and health,
  • to cultivate friendship and to develop good public relations in the community,
  • to assist each other to secure employment,
  • to reduce the hours of daily labour,
  • to secure adequate pay for our work,
  • to establish a weekly pay day,
  • to promote the establishment of fringe benefit plans for our members through the collective bargaining process,
  • to coordinate bargaining toward the goal of taking wages out of competition,
  • to elevate the moral, intellectual, and social conditions of all our members and to improve the trade in every way possible.