Dear member,

Please be informed that The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”.

We are happy to inform you that MCAO will be putting out notification to their Zones/Contractors as well as the OPTC that starting in September 2021 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” is covered under the ICI Agreement and will be recognized under Article 6.3 holidays.

Please note that this notification is applicable to all Collective Agreements.

Following is the link for you information:

For any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the local.

Fraternally yours,
Angus Maisonneuve

  • Local 71

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

What's New

Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Please be informed that this years Annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled on November 28th 2021 at the RA Center is cancelled due to the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. We hope to see you next year!

September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The UA Canadian office supports the Indigenous Communities in Canada and recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th

Please, use this day for reflection, education, or participation in a community event to acknowledge the history of residential schools, honor the survivors, their families, and their communities. Take this day to learn something new about Indigenous culture, and how the residential school system has impacted communities, heritage, and way of life.

Take time learn about what you can do to help work towards reconciliation for Indigenous peoples in Canada. To find out more, please visit the National Truth and Reconciliation Website at:


Terence N. Snooks
UA Director of Canadian Affairs

Happy Labour Day
Plumbing License
We would like to congratulate Mr. Steven Lemieux for the obtention of his Plumbing Licence.  You should be proud of your achievement !  
Let’s Build Canada Advocates for Good Jobs in 2021 Election

OTTAWA, Aug. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Let’s Build Canada, a coalition of building and construction trade unions, is back for the 2021 election, campaigning for progressive leaders and good jobs.

This year, we are proud to have the support of the Canadian offices of six International Unions and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU).

“Without strong leadership coming out of the 2021 election, we risk Canadian workers being left behind by a changing economy. Without a clear vision of a new, fair post-pandemic future from forward-thinking leaders, we risk trading good wages for low wages and good benefits for no benefits,” said Matt Wayland, Director, Let’s Build Canada. “Good jobs are too important to the future of Canadians, our families and our communities for them to be at risk. This election, we need to vote for good jobs.”

This election, Let’s Build Canada is advocating for candidates and political parties to commit to supporting Canadian workers and well-paying, middle-class jobs. This includes: supporting labour mobility in the construction industry; building good green jobs and a just transition for energy workers; and government programs and initiatives to support the workforce.

“For many Canadians in the construction industry, work means having to travel away from home, with all the expenses that entails. Often, the men and women building our power plants and hospitals need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket without any tax deductions or support from the government,” said Sean Strickland, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). “There are good jobs available across Canada. The post-pandemic recovery should include policies that get Canadian workers to and from the jobs without breaking the bank.”

Canada is facing incredible challenges. Climate change, COVID-19 and a changing global economy all require bold, progressive solutions. To build a stronger Canada, we need strong leaders who will make the right decisions for the prosperity of all Canadians.

Over the course of the election, Let’s Build Canada will be active on digital platforms, working to share our vision of why we need to vote for good jobs to build Canada’s future.

Let’s Build Canada is a coalition of building trade and construction unions representing workers from thousands of communities, large and small, in every province and territory. Our members are the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT); Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART); International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA); and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU).

UA Local 488 calls for Journeyman
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Happy Birthday

Pierre Bellemore

Lucas Carson

Stéphane Perron

Éric Monast

Luc Wolfe

Robert Atherfold

Kyle Moreau

Wilbert Stewart

Devyn Hintz

Alex Thibault

As a member of UA local 71, with proof of your membership, you will benefit of great discounts* on all of your purchases.

*Discounts varies from 10 to 30%

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Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

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UA Canada Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

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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

Mandatory Registration (WHMIS, 4Steps Awareness and Working at Heights Refresher)

For who: All Apprentices and Journeyman
Date: Click here to download courses
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Attention Welders

We are re-starting the “Open Fridays” for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am. Please email Eric at for reservation.


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.