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Once you become a UA member there are many career paths you can choose. Starting as an apprentice, the UA provides numerous training opportunities to grow and develop into a highly-skilled journey level worker. Our training programs provide you the certifications and credentials you will need to succeed. You decide how far you will go: become a designer, contractor, business owner, foreman, or go big and help the next generation of trade workers and become an instructor, organizer, or UA official. You choose your path.
As a UA apprentice you will learn everything you need to become a highly-skilled trades worker. Our world-class training facilities and instructors will help you achieve your training, educational and professional goals. Completion of the UA’s apprenticeship program prepares you for a great career in the trades as part of
Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Then consider becoming a contractor/owner. Over the years many UA members have started businesses—some with just a few dollars in their pockets. These members are always ready to share their experiences with aspiring contractor members. The UA also provides support and advice for members
All across Canada and the United States, UA members have an opportunity help prepare the next generation of skilled tradespeople. By becoming a Local Union UA instructor, our members show their commitment to passing on the skills of the trade to their brothers and sisters. UA members teach classes in
You have acquired all the necessary skills, training, education and experience; you are a master of your trade; you are a Journeyman! As a journeyman, you are qualified to work on many jobs in the piping industry, in every sector—from new construction to renovation of existing facilities to service and
The UA is committed to developing future leaders, both at the local and international levels. Local unions need strong leaders to meet the challenges of the future, and there is no doubt that the UA has a deep pool of talent among its members. Business Managers, Financial Secretary-Treasurers, Business Agents
Women in the UA
Women at the UA earn the same pay as their male counterparts, have equal opportunities, access to jobs, training and promotions. The number of women in the UA is growing every day and the UA is committed to significantly increasing opportunities for women in our industry.
Organizing is a long and proud tradition in the trade union movement. At the heart of any organizing effort is a desire to bring the protections to workers that only a labor union can provide.