Dear Brothers & Sisters

Reminder: as of January 2023, the General Meetings will start at 6pm.

  • Local 71

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

What's New

2nd International Union Family Day

The day will start at 9am until 3pm. There will be our famous tug of war tournament between the locals in the afternoon (Possibility of more than one team per local). Over 1000$ in attendance prizes and a 50/50 draw. For those who want to fish, here are some information;

  • You need a valid fishing license
  • An Ontario fishing license is accepted on the Ottawa river
  • Who can fish under your license:
    • Your spouse
    • Your children (and those of your spouse) under 18 years of age
    • Your children (and those of your spouse) who are between 18 and 24 years of age with a valid student card in their possession
    • Any children under your supervision
    • Maximum 5 lines per license

Registration link

Notice of death
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Members :
Rodney Blackburn who passed away December 30, 2022.  Visitation will be held at the Capital Funeral Home on Prince of Wales January 27th 2023 from 2pm to 4pm and from7pm to 9pm.
Gordon Wren who passed away January 15th 2023.  Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home on Argyle St January 26th 2023 from 5pm to 9pm.
Romeo Viau passed away January 24th 2023.  Information will fallow. 
Mark's 10% Client Savings Card
Plumber's License
We would like to congratulate Riley Young, Andrew Cahill, Kyle Moreau, Donald McIntyre, Joel Voisine, Nicholas Rutter, Curtis Schinkel and Francis Laviolette for the obtention of Their Plumber's Licenses.  You should be proud of your achievement !  
Holiday Hours

In September 2022 U.A. Local 71 Plumbers and Pipefitters of Ottawa/Gatineau honored members with 50 years of service.Local 71 has many proud and loyal members, and these members were recognized for their dedicated service to both Local 71 and the United Association.Members gathered and had a great time renewing old friendships.

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Happy Birthday

Harry Luth

Richard Raymond

Maxwell Schulze

Destin Payne

Elizabeth Sandor

Andrew Ruppel

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%

540, Saint-Joseph boulevard, Gatineau, QC J8Y 4A3
819-770-5503 -

Member Assistance Program.

Helping Unionized Tradespeople with the stresses of life.

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Union Perks Plus

Union Perks Plus, UPP for short, is a member benefits program created for the Canadian union member and their family.

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Office Policy 2022

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Training Policy 2022

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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.