The Blueprint Winter 2017 issue out now!

The latest issue of The Blueprint is now available! You can browse current and past issues on our website here. Members automatically receive a copy by mail or they can be picked up at your local union office.

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Upcoming dates for Journeymen Leadership program

Please see the upcoming dates for the UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership For a Strong Future program:

January 25-28, 2018
February 1-4, 2018
February 8-11, 2018

The Journeymen Leadership program is held at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV. Please note that members can only attend the Journeymen Leadership program once.

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact Debbie Smith by phone at (506) 450-4024 extension 201 or by email

For more information on the Journeymen Leadership program, please click here to view our Programs page.

Robert J. Watson Bursary now accepting applications online

If you are the parent of a student who is currently attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis, then your child may be eligible to win a $1,000 bursary through the Robert J. Watson National Bursary Program.

The application submission period is open from September 15, 2017 and will close November 22, 2017. 

A total of 88 bursaries are available to win to children of union members whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance or National Maintenance agreement.

For more information on the program, or to apply, please visit

Local 83 scaffolders required immediately

Scaffolders of all levels are required to start work immediately on an upcoming project based in Halifax, NS.

A Fingerprints Applicant Request Form (Contract Security Program) and a Controlled Goods Program Security Assessment Application form are required to be completed in order to be job-ready.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Michelle Osmond, Dispatcher, at 902-454-5100 extension 0 or by email at

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Paradise, NL

Our wrap-up Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the summer is this Saturday in Paradise, NL!

Come join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Paradise Park in the Town of Paradise for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, giveaways, and much more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

For more information or details on event location, please see our event page here.

Hope to see you there!

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Saint John, NB

We’re marking Labour Day with a free outdoor BBQ at Fisher Lakes Picnic Area in Rockwood Park on Monday, September 4. We hope you can join us for food, prizes, kids’ activities, skills demonstrations and more! Event starts at 11 a.m. Hope to see you there!

When: Monday, September 4, 2017; Event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until approximately 2 p.m
Where: Fisher Lakes Picnic Area, Rockwood Park, Saint John, NB
What: There will be a BBQ, giveaways, kids’ activities, prize draws, skills demonstrations, and much more!

We hope you can join us for this special Labour Day event!

Labour Day Monday and Saint John Parade Meeting Point

Ahead of Labour Day on Monday, September 4, be sure to catch our radio ad on stations across Atlantic Canada. Have a safe and happy long weekend!

For those members partaking in the Labour Day Parade in Saint John, NB on Monday, the meeting point is at King St. East next to the Loyalist Burial Ground at 11:30 a.m. sharp. 

Following the parade, be sure to drop in to the Olde Tyme Union Picnic, being held at the Fisher Lakes Picnic Area in Rockwood Park for a barbecue, kids’ activities, giveaways, and more!

Listen to the radio spot here.

Charlottetown Olde Tyme Union Picnic coming up soon!

Come join us Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Delta Prince Edward waterfront for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, rock wall, and more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

We are excited to host this event in conjunction with the 2017 UBC National Apprenticeship Competition! Come out and see the best apprentices in the country ply their trade and showcase their skills.

You’re not going to want to miss this one! Hope to see you there!