Mandatory Registration

For who: All apprentices without exception
Date: Fall session starting week of September 9th 2019

Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com
Included: fall courses list

Fraternelly yours,
Eric Turpin
Director of training

  • Local 71

    United Association of Journeymen and
    Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
    Industry of the USA and Canada

What's New

Important Notice To All UA Canadian Local Unions

Re: UA Local Union #488
Manpower Demands
Plumbers with Industrial Experience

Dear Sirs & Brothers:

UA Local Union #488 has received notification that all contractors on the CNRL site will accept Journeynam plumbers with industrial experience.

Please have your members, interested in working out of our Local Union, go to our website at (under ‘Dispatch’) and utilize our Create Account with your email form (include scanned copies of membership card, Government Issued photo ID, CSTS09 card, current welding tickets and/or Journeyman Steam Fitter Certificate, Apprentice Log Book, and safety training tickets). These members should also request that their home Local approve them for travel on MOMS. Once completed they can utilize Online Dispatch.

This is for the CNRL site only.

Fraternally yours,
Robert Taylor
Business Manager/
Financial Secretary
UA Local Union #488

Important Notice RE: Manpower Demands

To All UA Canadian Locals

RE: Manpower Demands
UA Local 488

Dear Sirs & Brothers;

UA Local 488 has open calls for SPECIALTY WELDERS (chrome, stainless, carbon, etc), JOURNEYMAN STEAM FITTERS (ticketed) and INDENTURED STEAM FITTER APPRENTICES ( 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years )..

Check our website at under 'Dispatch' tab, then click 'Journeyman', select "B-Pressure Welder" or "Steam Fitter" for more information regarding these open calls.

Members who are interested in working out of our Local Union go to our website (as above) and utilize our 'Create Account' form, (include scanned copies of the UA Membership card, Government issued photo identification, CSTS09 card, current Welding and/or JM Steam Fitter Certificate, Safety Training Tickets, and reciprocity authorization form). Interested members must also request that their home locals approve them for travel on the UA MOMS system. Once these requirements are met, members can utilize the Online Dispatch request.

The two trades listed above are the only trades need at this time.

Except for the trades listed above, the is no demand for travel card members at this time.

Robert Taylor
Business Manager / Financial Secretary
UA Local Union 488

Potential Travel Cards needed in Local 67

UA Local 67 is anticipating requiring travel cards for a shutdown at ESSO refinery in Nanticoke around the first week in September.

They have started a Travel Card list and are reaching out to the Ontario locals first. More detailed information will be forwarded as it becomes available to us.

There is no travel or LOA on this job.

Below is info/documentation we need to send to UA67 with Travel Card (MOM’s system) and Reciprocity form;

  • Current phone number
  • Current email
  • Valid Ontario College Trade Certification (Plumbers, Steamfitters)
  • Valid Working at Heights
  • Valid WHMIS
  • Valid Worker Awareness Training
  • Valid MCAO F3/F4 welding certification (Welders)

If members are interested please email the office with the attached information and we will forward to UA67

A few pictures of the new addition to our building.
Potential US Work Opportunity

Attached is a very important letter from International Vice President District 6 and Director of Canadian Affairs Morrison re potential work opportunities in the US.

If you are interested in applying to the Pennsylvania Chemical – Shell Cracker job, please send your application/required documents IN COLOR ASAP to :

Plumbing License and Steamfitter License
We would like to congratulate Mr. Miguel Pare-Bingley for the obtention of his Plumbing License. You should be proud of your achievement !
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Happy Birthday

Jacques Pilon

Roger Briere

Jason Desjardins

Sasha Lauzon


Annual Children's Christmas Party

Local 71 is organizing its Annual Christmas Party for the members' children, 10 years and under.

BILL 148 – PEL settlement

PEL settlement between the OPTC and MCAO (ICI Only). The nuts and bolts of it is - its to be paid on Base Rate plus Holiday on all hours earned – Retro Active to January 1 2018.

Click to download >> Bill 148 PEL-settlement

Cannabis act

*In regards of the new Cannabis act effective October 17TH 2018, we wish to inform you that UA local 71will follow the article 42 of the Ontario Provincial Agreement.

UA Canadian Standard for Excellence

It is the responsibility of the UA member to be fit for duty, ensuring a ZERO tolerance policy, on the job and in the UA local 71 Training classes. Alcohol and Drugs are strictly prohibited.

Mandatory registration

For who: all apprentices without exception
Date: fall session starting week of september 10th /2018
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Click here to download the fall courses list


Don’t forget to register to the New Global Harmonized WHMIS, this course is MADANTORY to work in Ontario and Canada by July 2018. Don’t wait to the last minute, register with Eric at the local by email: or call: 613-728-0004

Attention Welders

Starting Friday, July 24th, we are re-starting the "Open Fridays" for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am.


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rules to obtain a competence card from the province of Quebec
Plumbers and Steamfitters
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario, if you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s free. If you don’t have those courses, it’s $10.00. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and your licence of the Ministry of Ontario.
If you are a resident of Quebec with a valid licence of Ontario it is mandatory to have your Health and Safety course (ASP) from the province of Quebec, it will cost you $100.00 to get your certificate. Also, for a resident of Quebec, it is possible to avoid this fee of $ 100.00; when renewing; by presenting proof that you worked as a plumber or pipefitter in Ontario. To do so you will need to present to the C.C.Q. the following documents:
  • T4 from previous years 
  • A letter from your Employer indicating the number of hours worked in your trade OR a letter from Local 71, signed by the Business Manager, OR your pay stubs which confirms the number of hours you have worked in the previous years.
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario and you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s $100.00. If not, it is $10.00 more. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and a letter from the Union of 750 hours of work in the past year along with a T4 or your pay stubs.
If you are a resident of Quebec and want to renew your CCQ card, you will need to present your T4 or you pay stubs from previous years to prove that you have worked at least 320 hours per year after the expiration date of your license and a letter from your Employer or from Local 71 confirming that you have worked as a welder.
For more information please contact André Rondeau at (819) 246-3771.
1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Work Safety
All Affiliates, Members, Executives and Associated Contractors of the Building and Construction Trades Council encourage and support health and safety legislation on all our worksites.
For a safer Ontario, we are urged to call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to report unsafe labour practice in any Ontario workplace.
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility and we have accepted the challenge from our Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca, to make sure that everyone returns home safe and sound after work.
Our call to action is 1-877-202-0008. Display it prominently;
Share it widely; Use it wisely; Use it!
Call 1-877-202-0008 to help save a life!
1/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
If you have a Reinstatement
  • You will not be dispatched to work.
  • You will not be eligible for the subsidy program.
  • You will not be entitled to your life insurance.

Please make sure that you are in good standing.