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Dear Family and Friends:

I’m sure everyone is aware of the tragedy in Grand Valley involving three-year-old Kaden Young, missing in the Grand River flood waters. Kaden is the son of UA Local 853 Brother Cameron Young. While our thoughts and prayers are with Kaden and his family, recovery efforts are now strained, and Read More…

Sprinkler apprentice wins top spot in international competition

Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog of United Association (U.A.) Local 853 Sprinkler Fitters Ontario recently won the U.A. International Apprentice Competition held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog, a Guelph, Ont. native, recently represented United Association (U.A.) Local 853 at the U.A. International Apprentice Competition in Ann Read More…

Young among first women to enter sprinkler trade

Kathryn Young never shies away from a challenge. Young is the first woman to complete the apprenticeship training and pass the Certificate of Qualification exam for Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer in Ontario. While she is not the first woman in the province to hold certification in the sprinkler trade, Read More…

Notice

Dear Members, As of February 2nd, 2017 you must be a member in the apprentice, journeyperson or journeyperson candidate class (This membership is required to be renewed annually). Contact the Ontario College of Trades regarding details, applications and information on how to apply (www.collegeoftrades.ca).

Ontario Legislature Contact

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you may be aware the Ontario Government has introduced Ominus Bill 70. Section 17 of this bill deals with the Ontario College of Trades and we believe these changes will negatively affect the Compulsory Trades in Ontario, including sprinkler fitters. We believe this bill will Read More…

Instructor Training Program

Local 853 instructors attend the 2016 UA Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Michigan.

2015 UA International Apprentice Competition

Congratulations to all of the competitors at the UA International Apprentice Competition in Ann Arbor this year. This year’s Sprinkler winner was Local 669 apprentice Matthew Fox. Here are some pictures of Local 853 apprentice Lyle Beliveau who represented Canada (District 6).

Five piping apprentices to represent Canada at international competition

Top piping trades apprentices from across Canada, including a female welder from Alberta, are poised to showcase their skills at the international level at an upcoming competition in Ann Arbor, Mich. The five apprentices, representing locals of the United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Read More…

Bill 6

Going forward, all government jobs will have accountability to employ apprentices and support retention to ensure completion of their apprenticeship. Bill 6, which was recently passed by the province, also sets out stipulations to ensure opportunities for women, Aboriginals, out of province workers, at risk youth, veterans and residents of Read More…

Bill C-377

Bill C-377 endangers our ability to build projects across the country and create jobs, and is intended to fix a problem that does not exist. Instead, it actually duplicates processes that are already in place to provide accountability and transparency for our workers and would create an expanded, expensive and Read More…