In light of the announcement from Premier Ford declaring a second provincial emergency, UA Local 71 would like to advise its membership that the Local 71 Office will remain open and operating at reduced staff during regular business hours. We will maintain COVID 19 protocol making sure members and staff are keeping safe.

The following changes to our operations will be in effect until further notice:

  • Visitors to the Office are permitted by appointment only.
  • Dues will be accepted by mail or e-transfer.
  • All referral slips will be provided by e-mail to the contractor and the members.
  • The members must notify the Local of Lay-Off or COVID-19 related Lay-Off by e-mail.
  • All in person training classes at the UA Local Training Centre are postponed until further notice and Welding re-certification will continue by appointment only therefore, please contact the Training Director, Eric Turpin by e-mail at, phone (613) 728-0004 or cell. (613) 295-2393 for any questions and updates.
  • The regular membership meeting scheduled for January 27th will be held by videoconference, details will follow later this month.

Thank you for our cooperation and understanding. Stay Safe!

Angus Maisonneuve
UA Local 71 Business Manager

  • Local 71

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

What's New

Notice of death
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Brother Robert Philippe Chartrand who left us at the age of 30.  Robert was a cherished Colleague and Friend.  Our deepest sympathy to the family.  In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has also been established in Robert's name (Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau account # 107171or to support future community sports and events that he loved. 
Plumber's License
We would like to congratulate Mr. Olivier Plouffe who obtained his Plumber's License. You should be proud of your achievement !
General Meeting

A regular membership meeting will help on Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm via Microsoft Teams. For those you who wish to participate in this meeting, please forward your email address with subject line “RSVP” to by Friday, January 22nd and you will receive a meeting invitation link.

Others may have access through Bell Conferencing but with no voting access for Motions.

At 7 pm, Wednesday, January 27th:

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


Aptitude Test

In light of the announcement from Premier Ford declaring a second provincial emergency, we will postpone the Aptitude Test until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Construction: Guidance for Health and Safety

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Guidance on worker responsibilities during COVID-19

Risk Assessment COVID-19

Fifty Year Life Members

U A Local 71 has many proud and loyal members. It is members like you that represents what is best in our Union. You have demonstrated the true spirit of brotherhood and solidarity.

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we extend our best wishes to :

  • Brother Peter Horlacher member since January 26, 1970
  • Brother John Strudwick member since April 27, 1970
  • Brother Gary Garnett member since May 25, 1970

We have a picture of Brother Strudwick and Horlacher which was taken under social distancing measures.

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Happy Birthday

Raymond Santilli

Luc Periard

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%

540, Saint-Joseph boulevard, Gatineau, QC J8Y 4A3
819-770-5503 -


Annual Children's Christmas Party

Please be informed that this years Annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled on November 28th 2020 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!

Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

Click to download details

Canadian Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

Click to download details

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

Cannabis act

*In regards of the new Cannabis act effective October 17TH 2018, we wish to inform you that UA local 71will follow the article 42 of the Ontario Provincial Agreement.

UA Canadian Standard for Excellence

It is the responsibility of the UA member to be fit for duty, ensuring a ZERO tolerance policy, on the job and in the UA local 71 Training classes. Alcohol and Drugs are strictly prohibited.

Mandatory registration

For who: all apprentices without exception
Date: fall session starting week of september 10th /2018
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Click here to download the fall courses list


Don’t forget to register to the New Global Harmonized WHMIS, this course is MADANTORY to work in Ontario and Canada by July 2018. Don’t wait to the last minute, register with Eric at the local by email: or call: 613-728-0004

Attention Welders

Starting Friday, July 24th, we are re-starting the "Open Fridays" for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am.


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.