Dues Receipts

Effective Monday, February 5, 2018:

Where as we have several members who pay dues online and via credit cards, the ACRC will no longer be generating and mailing receipts for these payments. Your financial institution can provide a record to you that indicates proof of payment. Going forward, receipts will only be provided to those members paying cash at the counter.


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.

Have a suggestion or story idea? Tell us about it by submitting an email to suggestions@acrc.ca

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 dsmith@acrc.ca

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

RJW Bursary seeking more NS applications

Just a reminder that the application period for the Robert J. Watson Bursary program will be closing on Wednesday, November 22 2017. Please be sure to get your applications in before this date at www.rjwbursary.com.

At this time, the province of Nova Scotia has not received enough applications to match the number of bursaries awarded – there is free money up for grabs!

For more information on the bursary program, or to apply online, click here. You can also contact Mike Malles, Labour Relations Representative at the GPMC by phone at (519) 744-4762 or by email mmalles@gpmccanada.com

If you prefer to submit a paper form by email, click here to download the form. The form should be emailed as an attachment to mmalles@gpmccanada.com to ensure it is received by Wednesday, November 22, 2017.


Job Opportunity: Receptionist (Cape Breton)

The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) has one (1) opening for a Receptionist position in its Sydney, NS office. The successful candidate is an experienced receptionist in a fast-paced environment.

The ACRC represents unionized carpenters, millwrights, and allied workers throughout Atlantic Canada and is a part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) with more than 500,000 members across North America.

24 Cossitt Heights Drive, Sydney, NS B1P 7E8

Monday to Friday, (8 hours per day, 40 hours per week)

The successful candidate must possess a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and time-management skills, and have a commitment to excellence in their field.  The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Advanced expertise in a Windows environment, including the full suite of Microsoft office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Completion of a diploma or degree in administrative support and / or business is strongly preferred
  • Three to five years of related work experience is an asset
  • Effective problem solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized and can manage tasks simultaneously; can effectively document and process information in an organized system

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Competitive health and dental plan, and pension.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume stating qualifications and experience by email to jwilson@acrc.ca no later than Friday, October 13, 2017.

Please indicate ‘Receptionist-CB’ in the subject line of your email.

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Sydney, NS

Our second Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the year is THIS SATURDAY, August 12! We are excited to partner with the Cape Breton Unionized Trades Dragon Boat Festival and will have a ton of activities for everyone, including a BBQ, bouncy castles, skills demonstrations, rock climbing wall, giveaways, and much more! Hope you can join us!

Do you want to attend the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition and ACRC Picnic in Charlottetown?

If so, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council is holding a contest where you and a guest can win travel, accommodation, and a meal stipend to attend the 2017 NAC and participate in the ACRC Olde Tyme Union Picnic on August 26, 2017.

Here’s how it works: For every union meeting you attend (all regions) and program you participate in (Journeyman Leadership, Site Organizer, assisting union campaigns, etc.) you will earn one ballot in the draw. The more you participate, the more ballots you earn!

In addition, any member who filled out the recent ACRC Membership Survey will automatically get one ballot in the contest.

To help make the day a success, we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of four hours from each winner to assist with set up / tear down, event support, and other duties as assigned.

Up to forty (40) draws will take place across Atlantic Canada, proportional to membership numbers in each region.

Deadline for all ballots to be received is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 NAC, click here. Details on the ACRC Olde Tyme Picnics can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Get involved in your region and we hope to see you in Charlottetown in August!

For more information, please contact Director of Organizing Colin Keeping at 902-454-5100 or ckeeping@acrc.ca

Olde Tyme Union Picnics

With summer just around the corner, we are excited to announce a series of union picnics that will be held across Atlantic Canada.

These events are open to members, their family and friends, and the public. Along with a barbecue lunch, there will be giveaways, prizes, skills demonstrations, and much more.

Check the Events section in your Region for the picnic being held nearest you. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now!