Dear members:

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 threat, we will continue our regular membership meetings by videoconference until further notice.

We will be following the latest public health measures, advice, and restrictions in Step three of the roadmap to Reopen, UA Local 71 will apply the following measures to protect the health and safety of the members, employees, families, and the community.

Effective September 2021

  • The Office of UA Local 71 will remain open during regular business hours.
  • There will be limited walk-in accepted to the Office. Mask is mandatory when coming through the doors.
  • If you need to speak to any officer or employee of the Union, you can contact the office during business hours, or you can call them:
    • Angus Maisonneuve, Business Manager, 343-997-7171
    • Brent Payne, Assistant Business Manager, 613-291-2291
    • Pierre Jodoin, Business Agent, 613-360-5583
    • Marc Laframboise, Business Agent, 613-799-3572
  • Dues payments are accepted in person but preferably by mail or e-transfer
  • All referral slips will be provided by e-mail and/or fax to the contractor and the member.
  • Please contact the Training Department at (613) 295-2393 for status on all Training Courses

Regular Membership Meetings – via Microsoft Teams

All upcoming regular membership meeting will help via Microsoft Teams and for those you who wish to participate to these meetings please reply RSVP from you email address to when prompt to do so a week prior to each meeting and you will receive a meeting invitation link.

All Others may have access through Bell Conferencing.

Dial the appropriate dial-in number below and follow the system prompts to enter the conference ID following by #
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-866-500-9022
Local dial-in number: 613-244-1309
Conference ID : 2381710

Stay Safe and follow Covid Protocols.

Angus Maisonneuve
UA Local 71 Business Manager
Sept 2021

  • Local 71

    United Association of Journeymen and
    Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
    Industry of the USA and Canada

What's New

Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Please be informed that this years Annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled on November 28th 2021 at the RA Center is cancelled due to the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. We hope to see you next year!

License's Plumber
We would like to congratulate Mr. Jeff McCoy for the obtention of his Plumbing Licence.  You should be proud of your achievement !  
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving
September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The UA Canadian office supports the Indigenous Communities in Canada and recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th

Please, use this day for reflection, education, or participation in a community event to acknowledge the history of residential schools, honor the survivors, their families, and their communities. Take this day to learn something new about Indigenous culture, and how the residential school system has impacted communities, heritage, and way of life.

Take time learn about what you can do to help work towards reconciliation for Indigenous peoples in Canada. To find out more, please visit the National Truth and Reconciliation Website at:


Terence N. Snooks
UA Director of Canadian Affairs

Happy Labour Day
Let’s Build Canada Advocates for Good Jobs in 2021 Election

OTTAWA, Aug. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Let’s Build Canada, a coalition of building and construction trade unions, is back for the 2021 election, campaigning for progressive leaders and good jobs.

This year, we are proud to have the support of the Canadian offices of six International Unions and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU).

“Without strong leadership coming out of the 2021 election, we risk Canadian workers being left behind by a changing economy. Without a clear vision of a new, fair post-pandemic future from forward-thinking leaders, we risk trading good wages for low wages and good benefits for no benefits,” said Matt Wayland, Director, Let’s Build Canada. “Good jobs are too important to the future of Canadians, our families and our communities for them to be at risk. This election, we need to vote for good jobs.”

This election, Let’s Build Canada is advocating for candidates and political parties to commit to supporting Canadian workers and well-paying, middle-class jobs. This includes: supporting labour mobility in the construction industry; building good green jobs and a just transition for energy workers; and government programs and initiatives to support the workforce.

“For many Canadians in the construction industry, work means having to travel away from home, with all the expenses that entails. Often, the men and women building our power plants and hospitals need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket without any tax deductions or support from the government,” said Sean Strickland, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). “There are good jobs available across Canada. The post-pandemic recovery should include policies that get Canadian workers to and from the jobs without breaking the bank.”

Canada is facing incredible challenges. Climate change, COVID-19 and a changing global economy all require bold, progressive solutions. To build a stronger Canada, we need strong leaders who will make the right decisions for the prosperity of all Canadians.

Over the course of the election, Let’s Build Canada will be active on digital platforms, working to share our vision of why we need to vote for good jobs to build Canada’s future.

Let’s Build Canada is a coalition of building trade and construction unions representing workers from thousands of communities, large and small, in every province and territory. Our members are the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT); Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART); International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA); and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU).

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Happy Birthday

Daniel Séguin

Merle Ranger

Martin Saurette

Yves Hupe

Jonathan Dube

Paul Duncan

Simon Labelle

As a member of UA local 71, with proof of your membership, you will benefit of great discounts* on all of your purchases.

*Discounts varies from 10 to 30%

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Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

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UA Canada Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

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BILL 148 – PEL settlement

PEL settlement between the OPTC and MCAO (ICI Only). The nuts and bolts of it is - its to be paid on Base Rate plus Holiday on all hours earned – Retro Active to January 1 2018.

Click to download >> Bill 148 PEL-settlement

Mandatory Registration (WHMIS, 4Steps Awareness and Working at Heights Refresher)

For who: All Apprentices and Journeyman
Date: Click here to download courses
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Attention Welders

We are re-starting the “Open Fridays” for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am. Please email Eric at for reservation.


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rules to obtain a competence card from the province of Quebec
Plumbers and Steamfitters
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario, if you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s free. If you don’t have those courses, it’s $10.00. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and your licence of the Ministry of Ontario.
If you are a resident of Quebec with a valid licence of Ontario it is mandatory to have your Health and Safety course (ASP) from the province of Quebec, it will cost you $100.00 to get your certificate. Also, for a resident of Quebec, it is possible to avoid this fee of $ 100.00; when renewing; by presenting proof that you worked as a plumber or pipefitter in Ontario. To do so you will need to present to the C.C.Q. the following documents:
  • T4 from previous years 
  • A letter from your Employer indicating the number of hours worked in your trade OR a letter from Local 71, signed by the Business Manager, OR your pay stubs which confirms the number of hours you have worked in the previous years.
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario and you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s $100.00. If not, it is $10.00 more. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and a letter from the Union of 750 hours of work in the past year along with a T4 or your pay stubs.
If you are a resident of Quebec and want to renew your CCQ card, you will need to present your T4 or you pay stubs from previous years to prove that you have worked at least 320 hours per year after the expiration date of your license and a letter from your Employer or from Local 71 confirming that you have worked as a welder.
For more information please contact André Rondeau at (819) 246-3771.
1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Work Safety
All Affiliates, Members, Executives and Associated Contractors of the Building and Construction Trades Council encourage and support health and safety legislation on all our worksites.
For a safer Ontario, we are urged to call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to report unsafe labour practice in any Ontario workplace.
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility and we have accepted the challenge from our Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca, to make sure that everyone returns home safe and sound after work.
Our call to action is 1-877-202-0008. Display it prominently;
Share it widely; Use it wisely; Use it!
Call 1-877-202-0008 to help save a life!
1/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
If you have a Reinstatement
  • You will not be dispatched to work.
  • You will not be eligible for the subsidy program.
  • You will not be entitled to your life insurance.

Please make sure that you are in good standing.