POSITION OPENING – Communications Director

Communications Director

The Communication Manager is responsible for the overall planning, organization, and direction of the communication strategies of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) and the Carpenter Millwright Colleges of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and New Brunswick.
The Communications Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal and external communication mechanisms to enhance the quality of information sharing among the membership of the ACRC, their Training Centers and stakeholders.


The Communications Manager represents the interest of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council and its affiliated Locals throughout Atlantic Canada.  This is a new position and the successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership within the Council and must possess strong communications experience, writing and strategic skills.  The Communication Manager will work closely with other Managers to secure a consistent and high standard of professionalism and service. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, organize, and implement communication strategies and branding for ACRC and affiliated Colleges;
  • Develop and implement communication strategies to enhance the reputation of the organization;
  • Oversee internal and external communications to ensure consistency for branding and consistency to the communication strategy;
  • Maintain communications through the organization’s digital media, including the content for the websites, social media, and newsletters, etc.;
  • Maintain ongoing communication services for the leadership;
  • Develop presentations and write speeches as required;
  • Write content for the many communications vehicles that the Council and Colleges use;
  • Develop marketing tools for public advertising;
  • Work closely with the Executive Secretary Treasurer to determine communication needs and goals, as well as identify opportunities for communication and promotion;
  • Actively seek information and materials to be communicated on behalf of the organization;
  • Oversee the production of promotional items;
  • Develop and maintain external stakeholder relationships (i.e. government communications, media);
  • Monitor communications of government and external agencies that may impact the operations of the organization;
  • Monitor trends and communications of competition;
  • Participate in planning of public information activities;
  • Travel as assigned by the EST;
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Press Releases
  • Strategic Planning

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Atlantic Canada Regional Council maintains offices throughout Atlantic Canada. Preference will be given to a Candidate who is located or willing to relocate to our Fredericton, New Brunswick Office but there is a possibility to work from the Paradise, Sydney, or Lower Sackville office of the Council.


Interested applicants should provide a cover letter and resume stating qualification, experience, references and any other pertinent information. This information should be emailed, referencing Communications Director in the Subject Line to pdawson@acrc.ca.

Closing Date

Applications for this position must be received on or before December 16th, 2022.

Local 579 – Special Called Meeting Dates

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

There will be special called meetings held across the province of NL to ratify the proposed changes the the current Carpenters Local 579 Provincial Commercial Industrial Agreement (CLRA).

These special called meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • Corner Brook – August 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    NLCSA Boardroom
    10 Main Street, Corner Brook
  • Grand Falls Windsor – August 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    Mount Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls Windsor
  • Gander – August 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    Union Office
    221 Airport Blvd, Gander
  • Marystown – August 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    Marystown Hotel
    Ville Marie Drive, Marystown
  • Paradise – August 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    Union Hall
    89 McNamara Drive, Paradise
  • Goose Bay – August 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
    Union Office
    350 Hamilton River Road, Goose Bay

Thank you in advance,


Mike Williams
President, Local 579

Canadian Cancer Society CEO Appreciation Video

The Canadian Cancer Society is very proud of the partnership that they have with Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters Local 579. It is unique in the fact that it supports our own members when they need to stay at Daffodil Place but also helps the general public who have to stay there as well.

Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Seale has prepared a short video showing her appreciation on behalf of our clientele.

JOB OPENING – Business Representative/Organizer

JOB OPENING – Business Representative/Organizer


The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) has an opening for one (1) Business Representative/Organizer position in their Halifax, N.S. office. Due to the fast-paced and demanding nature of the position, the successful candidate must live or be willing to relocate to the Halifax area. Although the position is for a Business Representative/Organizer to gain market share specifically in Halifax, travel throughout Nova Scotia and to various locations in Atlantic Canada may be required. In addition, the candidate must have completed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) International Organizing (3-day) Training Course or be available to take the course as required. 

The Business Representative/Organizer will work under the supervision of the Executive Secretary Treasurer (EST) Debbie Romero. The Business Representative/Organizers main duties will be to gain market share in general carpentry within Halifax, N.S., as well as service Local 83 members. In addition to regular duties, the Business Representative/Organizer may have to perform any other duties that may be added, amended, altered, or modified by the EST, from time to time. The Business Representative/Organizer will be expected to work in the best interest of the Council, and always work in a diligent, honest, and professional manner. 


The Business Representative/Organizer represents the best interests of the UBC and actively works to organize unrepresented carpenters, working to support the UBC’s priority of attaining 70 per cent market share in the carpentry, millwright, and allied trades. The Business Representative/Organizer is expected to support this mission through seeking out new opportunities to organize individuals and contractors who are not represented. 

The successful candidate will possess strong organizing, communication, and strategic skills. The Business Representative/Organizer will maintain proper and orderly records and provide a daily written report to the EST. The Business Representative/Organizer will work closely with other Business Representatives/Organizers and staff of the ACRC to ensure a consistent and high standard of service is provided to all members of the Council. 


-Proof of full vaccination record

-Experience within the carpentry trade

-Willingness to travel interprovincially and internationally

-Although not required, preference will be given to a candidate who is an existing Local 83 member


Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume stating qualifications, experience, references, and any other pertinent information by email to dromero@acrc.ca


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Applications for this position must be received on or before Friday, January 17th, 2022.